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Hi there, and welcome to my website! You might know me as ALI BRANDON, the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Bookshop series featuring Hamlet the cat and his human, Darla. You can read more about Hamlet and the gang HERE. Unfortunately, that fabulous series has been cancelled...but not to worry. I have two brand new Cozy Mystery series to fill the gap.


The first is the Tarot Cats Mysteries written as DIANE A.S. STUCKART. (Yep, more felines!) Book One, FOOL'S MOON, introduces Brandon and Ophelia, black cat siblings who are every bit the clever sleuths as Hamlet. You can read more about the series HERE.

My second new series launched in 2019 -- the Georgia B&B Mysteries from Crooked Lane written as ANNA GERARD. Nina Fleet and her trusty Australian Shepherd, Mattie, run a bed and breakfast inn down in Cymbeline, a quirky small town in South Georgia. Book 3 in the series, PEACHES AND SCHEMES (my 18th published novel), hit the shelves in spring of 2021. Go to the Georgia B&B Mystery PAGE for more info!


If you're interested in my full publishing history, simply click on the "Mysteries" and "Misc Fiction" tabs above for info about my Leonardo da Vinci Mystery series, my historical romances written as Alexa Smart and Anna Gerard (some currently available on Kindle). And you'll find my short fiction, too.

Speaking of which, COMING SOON

as a Kindle romantic short fiction duet!



two fun and romantic looks at weddings from a "not the bride" point of view.

It might not be her wedding...but that

doesn't mean she won't find love. 


The Georgia B&B Mystery Series by Anna Gerard

     Innkeeper Nina Fleet and her trusty Australian Shepherd, Matilda, are enjoying life at their newly established Fleet House B&B located in the small south Georgia town of Cymbeline. Sure, things get chaotic at times, particularly when Nina's sometime-nemesis, Harry Westcott--unemployed actor and grandnephew of Fleet House's previous owner--is on the scene. Harry still hasn't quite relinquished his supposed claim to the Queen Anne home that Nina  bought following an unpleasant divorce and turned into a business. But with Nina's grudging approval he has managed to take possession of the B&B's tower room. And when the occasional murder threatens the tranquility of Cymbeline, Nina is pretty sure Harry will have her back any time she finds herself unwittingly embroiled in the investigation. 
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Click HERE for my "Events" page and info on my upcoming appearances in 2023!

And before you send me a "what the heck?" email...
go HERE to learn what's going on with the

Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries. 

In addition to my other professional memberships, I am a contributor to the Booklover's Bench blog site, posting every 7th Thursday and every 4th Monday. Join me and our other fine writers HERE for blog posts and fun, including our monthly contest. 

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