Nov 08 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Plot Boiler by Ali Brandon

Posted by Jennifer in 4 Stars, Blog Tour, Cozy Mystery, Giveaways, Reviews / 8 Comments


It’s almost Fourth of July, and to boost customer traffic in their Brooklyn neighborhood, bookseller Darla Pettistone decides to throw a block party. All the local shop owners are thrilled—except the proprietor of Perky’s Coffee Shop, who thinks Darla is trying to poach his customers by selling her own caffeinated brew in her new bookshop café.

But when Hamlet comes upon the owner’s not-so-perky wife, it’s clear a killer has crashed the party. And when a second local business owner shuffles off this mortal coil—as Hamlet’s namesake would say—Darla and her curious cat must perform some fancy footwork to shine a spotlight on a secret worth killing for…


About the Author:

alibrandonAli Brandon is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery series from Berkley Prime Crime. 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, MWA-Florida Chapter, Sisters in Crime, and the Cat Writers Association. Visit her at or

Review of Plot Boiler

Review (4 Stars):  I love Hamlet and he is just one of those characters that you will instantly love.  In this mystery, Darla is helping to organize a block party where she can bring more  visitors into their lovely community and finds that this may cause more problems then it is worth.  Then when Hamlet finds the body of the local coffee shop owner’s wife, who just happens to be in competition with Darla, the fur definitely begins to fly.  Someone is knocking off business owners and Darla must find a killer before her name is next on the list.

This is such a great series and I loved this well-written fast-paced mystery.  I loved learning more about Darla since the beginning of the series and seeing Hamlet is always a treat.  This is the fifth book in the Black Cat Bookshop mystery series and I can’t wait to see what adventures take place next for Darla and Hamlet


I’m excited to give away a copy of Plot Boiler. This giveaway is for US Residents only.  To be entered in the drawing by November 20th, please leave me a comment below:

8 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Plot Boiler by Ali Brandon”

  1. Jeanetta

    Plot Boiler sounds like a great cozy mystery, and I adore the cover art. Thank you for the review and giveaway.

  2. Meg C

    Sounds like a great new addition to this series. Can’t wait to see what Darla and Hamlet get up to. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. holdenj

    Sounds like a great premise and addition to the series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  4. Toni Carpenter

    I am almost done with Plot Boiler and am sitting on the edge of my seat trying to figure out who done it. 🙂