Twice Told Tail

Twice Told Tail The New York Times bestselling author of Plot Boiler takes us back to Pettistone s Fine Books where Hamlet the cat isn t the only shadowy figure lurking around the Brooklyn brownstone As Thanksgiving

  • Title: Twice Told Tail
  • Author: Ali Brandon
  • ISBN: 9780425261606
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The New York Times bestselling author of Plot Boiler takes us back to Pettistone s Fine Books, where Hamlet the cat isn t the only shadowy figure lurking around the Brooklyn brownstone As Thanksgiving approaches, Darla Pettistone is preparing for the busiest shopping season of the year They ve recently launched their online store, where one anonymous bidder is offeringThe New York Times bestselling author of Plot Boiler takes us back to Pettistone s Fine Books, where Hamlet the cat isn t the only shadowy figure lurking around the Brooklyn brownstone As Thanksgiving approaches, Darla Pettistone is preparing for the busiest shopping season of the year They ve recently launched their online store, where one anonymous bidder is offering a suspiciously high price for an antique book and Darla doesn t need Hamlet s special senses to know that something isn t quite right However, there s no time to think about that after Darla s roped into helping bridezilla Connie Capello get ready for her big day After looking at wedding dresses, Darla and Connie head to an antique store to find her something old but they find someone dead instead When Darla learns that the shop carried a copy of the book that her mysterious bidder is after, she suspects she ll need Hamlet s help to discover who penned the poor soul s final chapter, before someone else is read their last rites

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    1. This is another great book in the series A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery. The characters are very likable and are always doing interesting things. Hamlet the cat is the best of all. If you love cozies try reading this series, it will not disappoint. I am sad that this is the last book in a set of 6 but I guess all good things must come to an end.

    2. Altro bel libro di questa serie, d'altra parte adoro Hamlet (il gatto, per chi non conoscesse i protagonisti). Il finale mi ha lasciato con vari dubbi relativi a Darla e gli altri umani Spero che la serie non sia fra quelle interrotte dalla casa editrice, visto che quest'anno non uscirà nulla.

    3. Sadly this is the last book in the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series. It also happens to be one of the best in the series! The elderly co-owner of the next door Bygone Days Antique shop is found dead in his chair near the register. Although he was over 80, it still is a shock and a sad event for the friends who live and work near that shop, not to mention his partner and sister, Mary Ann. When Darla, owner of Pettistone's Fine Books, finds out Mr. Pinski was murdered, she can't help but become i [...]

    4. A light fast engaging cozy mystery featuring Hamlet, the bookstore cat. He is busy touring Pettistone Bookstore and bossing everyone. The bookstore is having an auction on an old edition which is causing problems. Hamlet begins to knock books off the shelf again. This time dealing with wills and brothers. Darla is dragged into Reese's wedding plans by fiancee, Connie. She wants something old for her wedding so Darla and Connie go to Bygones shop and find there they Mr. Plinski dead. These subplo [...]

    5. Twice Told Tail (Black Cat Bookshop Mystery #6)by Ali BrandonSome SPOILERS, so read at your own risk.I finished this book a couple of days ago, but I've waited to review it because I needed to divorce how I felt about the author's revelation that this is the last book in the series. Truth be told, when I read in the "thank you" in the beginning of the book that this would be the series end-book, I was more than just a bit put off. First, if the author knew in time to add this three paragraph int [...]

    6. Wonderful novel, the best in the series! Darla and Hamlet are a formidable pair when the senior gentleman next door is found murdered. Try as she might, Darla can't always 'get' Hammie's clues to help solve the murder or other challenges. And when the sister and her gentleman friend are primary suspects to Brother's murder, Darla needs to find out who the bad guy is quickly.cially with a cigarette-smoking stranger watching their building after dark.The regular characters are delightful and have [...]

    7. From the cover: As Thanksgiving approaches, Darla Pettistone is preparing for the busiest shopping season of the year. They’ve recently launched their online store, where one anonymous bidder is offering a suspiciously high price for an antique book—and Darla doesn’t need Hamlet’s special senses to know that something isn’t quite right. However, there’s no time to think about that after Darla’s roped into helping bridezilla Connie Capello get ready for her big day. After looking at [...]

    8. openbooksociety/article/twTwice Told TaleBlack Cat Bookshop Mystery, Book #6By Ali BrandonISBN: 9780425261606Author Website: alibrandonBrought to you by OBS reviewer JeanieSynopsis:The New York Times bestselling author of Plot Boiler takes us back to Pettistone’s Fine Books, where Hamlet the cat isn’t the only shadowy figure lurking around the Brooklyn brownstone…As Thanksgiving approaches, Darla Pettistone is preparing for the busiest shopping season of the year. They’ve recently launch [...]

    9. I am really sad to know this was the last book in this wonderful series. I am very upset with the publisher, Berkley, who has cancelled so many series that I love. The worse part is for some legal reason the author cannot take this series and keep writing it with another publisher. I am almost to the point of not purchasing anymore books published with Berkley. Sadly that would hurt some of my favorite authors so I am not going that route just yet. FYI to Berkley: You STINK as a publisher!I like [...]

    10. This was another fine book in this series. Unfortunately for some reason it is also the last one in the series. This time the murder strikes close to home as one of the cast of the series is the victim. The raison d'etre for this crime was one I have not encountered before, which is a bonus. As usual Hamlet is in fine book dropping form, indeed he begins even before we know there is a murder. Add to this some odd on-line happenings regarding books and wedding preparations and you have the making [...]

    11. I read Twice Told Tail on Monday night. This fun book shop series by Ali Brandon is a fun series about a Texan named Darla, who inherits her aunts book store and black cat named Hamlet. This lovely black cat is not bad luck in fact he has a knack for helping solve local crime. With out giving too much away this mystery had so many ups and downs and was quite thought provoking. This is book six in the series and very much an cozy that will tug at your heart strings.

    12. Halfway through the book the motive for the murder is really obvious But the protagonist doesn't tell the cops ( her pals!) anything. and has "no clue ", herself . and it's kind of stupid that way it's a page turner but when something is right in your face and the protagonist is clueless , It's harder to enjoy it.

    13. Last book in the series - unfortunately - but I sure hope the author changes her mind. It is a great series. The problem this time is with an unknown bidder for a book where he offers way, way over the expected price. Lots of stress for them all.

    14. An excellent book. The mystery was satisfying and the events had serious impact on the lives of the characters.

    15. To be honest I gave it 4 stars because it was the only thing I've been able to read while on concussion rest and very limited reading. Yay for cozy mystery!

    16. Interesting storyI like this series and this was a good addition. It was an interesting mystery and I really liked the ending.

    17. In the foreword of the book, the author indicates that this is the last book. However, I felt after reading it that she left plot lines hanging.

    18. Reviewed by WendySexual Content: NoneLanguage (Profanity/Slang) Content: NoneViolent Content: MinimalDarla Pettistone is getting ready for the holiday season. In addition to running Pettistones Books, she is helping her ex-boyfriends bride-to-be Connie, look for a wedding dress. When the two of them go to look for “something old,” Connie stumbles across the body of their friend Mary Ann’s brother. What Darla can’t figure out is why anyone would want to kill the elderly man.Twice Told Tai [...]

    19. Bookseller Darla is trying to be nice to her ex-boyfriend's fiancée, but demanding Connie doesn't make it easy. But when Connie and Darla find a corpse in the shop next door to Darla's bookstore, Darla finds more things to worry about than Bridezilla's tantrums. Apparently this will be the last of the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries--too bad; it's a pleasant little series.

    20. Once again this was an engaging mystery involving a suspicious death, a mysterious book, and a wedding. Darla, owner of Black Cat Bookstore gets roped into helping her ex boyfriend's fiancé find a dress. James, Darla's assistant gets involved in an unusual bidding war on a rare book, and there's another death in the neighborhood. While the mystery is great it's the characters and their relationships that keep me wanting more.

    21. Shadow takes a smaller role in this book than in past volumes, but the story doesn’t show the lack. A very well thought out plot, plausible even with some of the coincidental stretching Brandon applies.

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