Sunday, January 13, 2013
A Novel Way to Die
Book #4 Read in 2013
A Novel Way to Die by Ali Brandon
This is the second book in a great cozy mystery series. This series is set in a bookstore, owned by Darla. Living in the apartment below the store is Darla's friend Jake, a retired NYC cop. The other cast of recurring characters include James, the somewhat stuffy but literary store employee; Reese, the handsome NYC Detective and of course Hamlet, the bookstore's resident feline whom Darla inherited from her aunt along with the bookstore. In this book, a customer of Darla's is found murdered. One of the neighboring shopkeepers is arrested for the murder. Hamlet seems to have a differing opinion and is once again leaving clues through books for Darla to piece together. But will she be able to in time?
I love this series. These books have a good mystery plot, great characters, good action, a hint of romance and is set in one of my favorite places--bookstore!--with one of my favorite things--cat!--so it is a hit with me. I recommend this series.