Double Booked for Death

A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #1

by Ali Brandon

Berkley Prime Crime

Mystery: Cozy, Mystery

April 30, 2013

ISBN-10: 0425268462

ISBN-13: 9780425268469

Available in: Paperback (reprint)

Double Booked for Death
by Ali Brandon

This is a Read HumaneTM edition. This May, Penguin Group presents Read HumaneTM—their second year dedicaed to the fight against animal cruelty with a donation of $25,000 (regardless of sales) to The Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Rescue Team.

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...

Ali Brandon's Bio

Ali Brandon, author of the upcoming contemporary cozy series, The Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime. Mix a bad-tempered black cat named Hamlet with an unwitting bookstore owner named Darla, add a dead body or two, and you have the kind of fast-paced murder mystery that will make you purr with satisfaction.

And, shhh! Don't tell, but Ali is also Diane A.S. Stuckart, author of the award-winning Leonardo da Vinci Mystery series. To learn more about Ali/Diane and the first Black Cat Bookshop Mystery, DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH (on the shelves December 2011!), go to