Introducing Mystery Novelist DEBBIE DE LOUISE





Librarian Alicia McKinney has put the past behind her…

Two years ago, Alicia discovered both a terrible truth and lasting love with John McKinney in the small town of Cobble Cove, New York. Now a busy mother of twin babies and co-author of a mystery series, Alicia couldn’t be happier.

Alicia’s contentment and safety are challenged…

Walking home alone from the library, Alicia senses someone following her, and on more than one occasion, she believes she is being watched. Does she have a stalker? When the local gift shop is burglarized, the troubling event causes unrest among Alicia and the residents of the quiet town.

John and Alicia receive an offer they can’t refuse…

When John’s sister offers to babysit while she and John take a much-needed vacation in New York City, Alicia is reluctant to leave her children because of the disturbances in Cobble Cove. John assures her the town is safe in the hands of Sheriff-elect Ramsay. Although Alicia’s experience with and dislike of the former Long Island detective don’t alleviate her concern, she and John take their trip.

Alicia faces her worst nightmare…

The McKinneys’ vacation is cut short when they learn their babies have been kidnapped and John’s sister shot. Alicia and John’s situation puts them between a rock and a hard place when the main suspect is found dead before the ransom is paid. In order to save their children, the McKinneys race against the clock to solve a mystery more puzzling than those found in their own books. Can they do it before time runs out?

stonesthrowamazonWidowed librarian Alicia Fairmont needs answers…

After her husband is killed in a hit and run accident, Alicia travels upstate to his hometown of Cobble Cove, New York, hoping to locate his estranged family and shed light on his mysterious past. Anticipating staying only a weekend, her visit is extended when she accepts a job at the town’s library.

Secrets stretch decades into the past…

Assisted by handsome newspaper publisher and aspiring novelist, John McKinney, Alicia discovers a connection between her absent in-laws and a secret John’s father has kept for over sixty years. But her investigation is interrupted when she receives word her house has burned and arson is suspected, sending her rushing back to Long Island, accompanied by John.

Back in Cobble Cove, cryptic clues are uncovered…

When Alicia returns, she finds a strange diary, confiscated letters, and a digital audio device containing a recording made the day her husband was killed. Anonymous notes warn Alicia to leave town, but she can’t turn her back on the mystery—or her attraction to John.

As the pieces begin to fall into place, evidence points to John’s involvement in her husband’s accident. The past and present threaten to collide, and Alicia confronts her fears…

Has she fallen in love with her husband’s killer?


Today, I’d like to welcome to my blog, Mystery Novelist Debbie De Louise. Welcome Debbie.






1.       What genre do you write ?

I consider myself a mystery author, although I’ve written a paranormal romance novel and historical, fantasy, and science fiction, and horror short stories. I prefer including elements of mystery and romance in all my books.

2.       Why did you choose this genre?

I love to read books with mystery and romance; and, as a librarian, I see that most people enjoy reading these types of books, as well.

3.       What is your latest book?

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place”.  It is the sequel to “A Stone’s Throw” which released November 17, 2015 .

4.       When did it release?

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place,” released October 10, 2016.

5.       Who is your target audience? 

Those who like mysteries and romance that aren’t too explicit but that have good character development and interesting twists.

6.       What do you hope they learn from/like about your work?

I hope readers will identify with some of the themes in the books, immerse themselves in the stories, and be surprised by the endings.

7.       Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’ve been a librarian for 25 years. I have degrees in English and Library Science. I have experience editing from my years on the student newspaper at my college. I’ve also written for pet magazines and recently won an award from Hartz Corporation for my article on grooming that appeared on I’m a long-time member of the Cat Writer’s Association and just joined Sisters-in-Crime.

8.       Do you belong to a writing circle/group? 

I participate in a writing club at my library that I helped found.

9.       If so, what do you like about being in the group?

Feedback is always helpful to a writer no matter what stage that are at in their work. This group also includes lessons on different types of writings, and I believe writers grow by exposing themselves to a variety of writing forms.

10.   Do you have any new stories on the go?

I have two short stories coming out September 16 in Solstice Publishing anthologies. “The Path to Rainbow Bridge” will appear in “Realms of Fantastic Stories,” and “Deadline” will be included in their Science Fiction anthology, “Project 9.” Both will be available in eBook as well as paperback.


Get Debbie’s books on Amazon:

A Stone’s Throw

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Debbie’s Amazon Author Page:

Debbie De Louise


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