Plot Boiler (Black Cat Bookshop Series #5)

Plot Boiler (Black Cat Bookshop Series #5)

by Ali Brandon

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ISBN-13: 9780425261552
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/03/2015
Series: Black Cat Bookshop Series , #5
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 96,405
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Ali Brandon is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime, including Literally Murder and Words with Fiends. Writing under her real name, Diane A.S. Stuckart, she penned the popular Leonardo da Vinci historical mystery series, which received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, as well as a Florida Book Award. A native Texan with a degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma, Diane a/k/a Ali now lives in South Florida. She’s a member of Mystery Writers of America and the Cat Writers Association, as well as caretaker to three spoiled felines.

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Praise for the Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries

"Thoroughly enjoyable."—Fresh Fiction

“Brandon again creates a lively whodunit.”—Richmond Times Dispatch

“My favorite crime-fighting cat, Hamlet, is back, and I couldn’t be more delighted.”—A Cozy Girl Reads

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Plot Boiler 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If an author who doesn't know the difference between a transom and a threshold before having a character sprawl across it doesn't bother you, or who doesn't fact-check a vintage item before putting it in a room description---there never was a wall-mount model of the "Princess" phone---then this is an okay bit of light reading. As for me, this is the last time I'll waste $8.75 on one of her books.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
To not well edited. There was a princess phone wall phone . I have one on the wall in my kitchen .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
the series is great....the cat is as friendly as mine, so its fun reading
10177126 More than 1 year ago
This series has a whole neighborhood of enjoyable characters. An older couple that runs an antique shop. A private detective that lives in a basement nearby. The main character inherits her Aunts bookstore and lives above the shop. An experienced store clerk and a youthful store clerk. And especially a black cat that gives clues to the mystery by pulling books off shelf. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.
KittyCalico More than 1 year ago
I'm not a writer so I'll just say, I totally enjoyed this book. :) I look forward to the next. Thank you Ms. Brandon!
LisaKsBooksReviews More than 1 year ago
PLOT BOILER is an example of how a series can get better and better with each installment. I’ll admit that the first Black Cat mystery, DOUBLE BOOKED FOR DEATH, was not my favorite book. Therefore I wondered if I’d ever care for the series. Author Ali Brandon has really grown this series into a solid one. I just love the addition of the coffee bar to the bookstore. It’s exactly what was needed. PLOT BOILER is the best installment to date. Ms. Brandon keeps the action going in this story with not one, but multiple deaths. The story is fast paced and wonderfully plotted. A whodunit that will kept me guessing, and a finale that I never saw coming. I’m looking forward to the next tome author Brandon has brewing for us!
chefdt More than 1 year ago
Plot Boiler is the fifth book in the A Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series. Darla Pettistone is back in her bookshop and is very pleased with the remodeling that took place while she and her black cat, Hamlet, were in Florida. As is Robert, her teenaged clerk, who is now the stores Barista. The 4th of July is just around the corner and Darla, with the help of some of the other shop owners are planning a block party to celebrate the 4th and hopefully to promote their shops and generate additional revenue for everyone. But George King, owner of Perky's Coffee Shop, is disgruntled about Darla's coffee bar, claiming that is hurting his business. Darla, having overheard some young ballet students of Penelope Winston's dance studio, talking about a “special blend” coffee that Perky's is selling. As the block party is about to wrap up Darla is heading to Perky's to confront them about the possbile illegal substance in their special blend coffee, but instead finds George King's wife is lying dead at the entrance to the shop. Later the body of Penelope Winston is found dead. With the help of her good friend and PI, Jacqueline “Jake” Martelli, Darla is off investigating before any more shop owners meet their demise. As in the previous books James, her store manager, is back to do what he does best, manage the store and give Darla the find to sleuth. Hamlet continues to provide Darla with clues and ends up saving the day. Also Darla gets some disturbing news about Reese, the hunky detective that she likes to have little interest in. Will be watching for the next book in this series.