Sunday, May 7, 2017


I'm happy to be a stop on the 
book tour for 
Debbie De Louise
and her
Cobble Cove Mysteries

Widowed 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. She hopes 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. 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 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?


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?


 Alicia McKinney is confused . . . .

Was the strange email her husband received from the fictional detective in their mystery series a threat? Did the killer mistake the woman shot in the library for Alicia or the victim's twin sister?

Cat vs. Dog . . .

After Sneaky goes missing from the library, will he turn up before a young girl becomes ill with worry over his disappearance? And will he return in time to outsmart Fido by being first to find the perpetrator's smoking gun?

Alicia is worried . . .

While waiting for the killer's next move, Alicia has other concerns. An old flame of John's is in town and her friend, Gilly, has adopted the role of Miss Marple to aid her sheriff boyfriend in his investigation.

When all clues point to one of her co-workers, Alicia joins Gilly in searching for the answers to the mystery.

Will they survive . . . or is their ending written in stone?

A Word From Gilly Nostran

Hi, there, sweeties. It’s Gilly Nostran from the Cobble Cove mystery series. My real name is Abigail, but everyone calls me Gilly except my sheriff boyfriend who calls me Abby. If you haven’t read these great books by Debbie De Louise, let me fill you in on a few things without revealing too many spoilers. I was introduced in the first book, A Stone’s Throw, as Alicia’s best friend. Alicia is the main character, but I have begun to play a larger role in the stories especially in Debbie’s new release, Written in Stone, where I assume the role of a Miss Marple-type character, although I’m younger, and help Alicia solve the mystery.

Getting back to my beginnings. I came from Long Island where I met Alicia. When she came to work at the library where I was a clerk, we got chummy. When her first husband met a tragic end in a mysterious hit and run accident, I was the shoulder she leaned on. It was only fair since she had helped me through my divorce from the rat who left me for his secretary. Although I was devastated, I had three sons and later adopted a beagle, Ruby, who became my fourth child. 

There are some other things you might want to know about me. I love to read bodice ripper romances. Don’t get me wrong. As a character in a cozy, my thoughts run wilder than my actions. I also love to bake and get plenty of practice making cookies for my sons’ boy scout troops. This came in handy when I took over the Cobble Inn when the previous owners, Dora and Charlie, moved down South. Although Alicia was sad to see them go, she was delighted to have me join her in that quaint, upstate New York town of Cobble Cove that is not as innocent as it first seems. Even better, a position opened up at the Cobble Cove Library for a part-time clerk. It was as though the past was repeating itself with Alicia and I working side by side again.

I moved my sons and dog to the inn and, with the help of two of the village ladies, managed the inn and my job at the library. You may think that would be enough work for one woman with three sons, but in my spare time, I like to assist Alicia in solving mysteries. At least, that’s what I’ve started doing since I became involved with the town’s sheriff. The man has quite a history himself. He also came from Long Island where he met Alicia when she faced a tragedy in the first book. I hate to admit that he wasn’t very helpful or very nice at that time; but after he retired to Cobble Cove and was chosen as their first sheriff, he became a changed man and quite an attractive one, I must say. He’s not too keen on my snooping into his investigations, but a woman has to do what a woman has to do especially one with my inquisitive nature who knows how to use her feminine wiles to gather information.

I hope I haven’t given too much away of the plots of Debbie’s books but just enough to pique your curiosity and have you consider reading the series soon. It currently consists of three books; A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Written in Stone. 



1 lucky winner will receive an 
eBook copy of each title 
and a 
$10.00 Amazon Gift Card!
Winner will be contacted after May 13 
at the end of the tour

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.


A pulse racing start to a new series!

A STONE’S THROW is an exciting mystery that’s more than just a cozy. There is an element of suspense that is a bit more intense. Author Debbie De Louise know exactly how to catch and hold a reader’s attention.

There was a great flow to, A STONE’S THROW. I kept my Kindle pages flying across the screen as I got deeper and deeper into this tale. I sped through the chapters, enjoying the plots twists that would continue to pop up.

It was intriguing to take a journey with Alicia Fairmount to her deceased husband’s hometown. I also found it interesting to meet the townspeople along with her. It’s fun having the protagonist new to everything just like I am while I’m reading the story.  

At first, looking for answers into her husband’s background brought Alicia, and me, more questions than answers. Ms. De Louise had me wanting answers almost more than Alicia did! When things started becoming clear into the truth her husband’s death, and who was responsible, well, it was nothing I had suspected.

Give, A STONE’S THROW a try, and I think you made end up adding a new series to your reading list. I already have them all on mine!

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her published novels include Cloudy RainbowA Stone’s ThrowBetween a Rock and a Hard Place, and Written in Stone. Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Cobble Cove Mystery #2) has been on the Amazon bestseller list for cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories for several anthologies of various genres and a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace. She is currently seeking agent representation for her psychological thriller, Sea Scope. Debbie lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
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  1. Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog, Lisa, and for the wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the book.

  2. Thanks, Lisa! Hope you have a beautiful Sunday.

  3. Nice to see all these books in one listing, looks like a fun win, thank you for being part of the tour, Lisa!

  4. Thanks for sharing your post with us Lisa. Sounds like a good series.

  5. Thanks for another great review of a series I'm adding to my TBR list!!

  6. The Cobble Cove Mysteries sound amazing. I'd love to read them. Thanks for your generosity and the chance to win this awesome giveaway.