Wednesday, December 21, 2011

LET'S GET COZY: DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 
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DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH
A BLACK CAT BOOKSHOP MYSTERY
BY ALI BRANDON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
As the new owners of Pettistone's Fine Books, Darla Pettistone is determined to prove herself a worthy successor to her late great-aunt Dee...and equally determined to outwit Hamlet, the smarter-than-thou cat she inherited along with the shop. Darla's first store event is a real coup: the hottest bestselling author of the moment is holding a signing there. But when the author meets an untimely end during the event, it's ruled an accident-until Hamlet digs up a clue that seems to indicate otherwise..
 

AN EXCERPT FROM DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH: 
Afternoon sun spilled through the mottled glass of the double front doors leading into Pettistone’s Fine Books, the golden light stippling the dark figure sprawled upon the faded Oriental rug that served as a welcome mat. Those customers who’d entered the first-floor brownstone shop within the past half hour had taken the sight of the motionless form in stride—this was Brooklyn, after all—and casually stepped over it to head in the direction of the best-seller table. Finally, however, a cardigan-swathed octogenarian halted in the doorway. His expression was one of vexation as he stared down at the body blocking his path.

“Dead, is he?” the old man exclaimed, giving the “he” in question a querulous poke with his rubber-tipped wooden cane.

“No!” 

The single panicked word was both an answer and a warning. Darla Pettistone leaped from her perch behind the cash register and rushed toward the door, determined to forestall mayhem. She was too late. 

To finish reading this excerpt from DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH go to Penguin publishing's website HERE.

PRAISE FOR DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH:
“A fun mystery that kept me guessing to the end!” 
–Rebecca M. Hale, New York Times bestselling author of How to Wash a Cat
“A charming, cozy read.” 
–Elaine Viets, national bestselling author of Pumped for Murder
“An engaging new series…Most definitely the start of something great.” –Sandra Balzo, award-winning author of the Maggy Thorsen and Main Street mysteries

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ali Brandon is the pen name for Diane A.S. Stuckart, award-winning author of the Leonardo da Vinci mystery series, and well as several acclaimed historical romances and numerous works of short fiction under the names Alexa Smart and Anna Gerard. Born in the West Texas town of Lubbock, she earned her degree in journalism from the University of Oklahoma. She now lives in South Florida with her husband, Gerry, and a menagerie that includes their two orange tabby boys, Butch and Sundance. 
To read more about Ali, visit here BIO on her website HERE.
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I love the idea that the store cat helps solve the mystery.
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Just seeing the cover made me want to read the book - a cat and book shelves always grabs my attention.

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"Hamlet, the smarter-than-thou cat..." - I must read this!!
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Yea! Another cat cozy mystery to read---I was so sad when The Cat Who... series ended with the author's death and I miss that series---maybe this cat series can replace that one as my number one "must read" series.
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