Darla Pettistone may have inherited her great aunt Dees Brooklyn bookstore, but its the stores mascotan oversized black cat named Hamlet who acts like he owns the place. And when someone turns up dead, Hamlet smells something rotten in Brooklyn
As the owner of Pettistones Fine Books, Darla is settling nicely into her new life, even reaching an uneasy truce with Hamlet. Unfortunately, when she needs to hire a new clerk, the finicky feline decides to lend a paw to the hiring process.
He chases away applicants who dont meet his approval, finally settling on an unlikely candidate: Robert, a book-loving Goth kid who has a secret only Hamlet knows.
And Hamlet cant seem to stay out of trouble. One of the bookstores regular customers, a man who is renovating a local brownstone, claims hes seen Hamlet prowling the neighborhood. When the mans business partner is found dead, Darla discovers that Hamlet may have been the only witness to what could be murder. With the crafty cats help, she wonders if they just might be able to pounce on a killer...
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