the Cloak & Dagger

A Mystery Bookshop

Intrigue. Mystery. Suspense. Discover the Cloak & Dagger, an independent bookshop catering to mystery lovers.

Located in historic Jugtown district of Princeton, a short walk from Princeton University. The Cloak & Dagger is in a 100 year old colonial revival home renovated to reflect an English style library one might find in an Agatha Christie mystery.

We stock primarily new mystery paperbacks that cover all mystery genres. We also carry mystery gifts and collectibles, mystery audiobooks, videos, puzzles and games. Gift certificates are available.

Whether you are in town visiting friends or family, attending a work conference, shopping at Palmer Square, or have lived here for years, it would be a crime to not stop by and check out one of Princeton's hidden treasures.

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  • Princeton Public Library- Newsroom-2d Floor 63 Witherspoon Street Princeton, NJ, 08542 (map)

Alafair Burke,  a New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels introduces her latest title “The Better Sister”. Ms. Burke is known for creating strong, believable, and  likable female characters while exploring the gendered nature of threats, abuse, and violence in society.

Event is at Princeton Public Library, Newsroom, 2d Floor in collaboration with the Cloak & Dagger.

Alafair's novels grow out of her experience as a prosecutor , police department liaison and criminal law professor. She has been featured by The Today Show, People Magazine, The New York Times, MSNBC, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Chicago Sun-Times. According to Entertainment Weekly, Alafair "is a terrific web spinner" who "knows when and how to drop clues to keep readers at her mercy."

 Event is Free but registration is requested as seating is limited. Doors open at 6:30PM and those registered will be seated first with empty seats filled by 6:50PM.  Registering also enters you in special drawing to win one of 3 prizes: Curated collection of Alafair’s titles, a special “Bag of Mystery Books” or a $25 Gift Certificate to the Cloak & Dagger, Mystery Bookshop,  Register Today at:

Can’t make the Event? You can still order a signed or inscriber copy of the “The Better Sister” by calling (609) 468-9259 or email

Earlier Event: April 27