Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery) by Debbie De Louise
About the Book
4th in Series
Solstice Publishing (October 17, 2018)
Paperback: 241 pages
Digital ASIN: B07JHV9FJC
It’s February in the small town of Cobble Cove. Love is in the air . . . but so is murder!
When Alicia helps plan a Valentine’s Day Party at the Cobble Cove library that also includes a surprise for her newlywed friend, Gilly, things go wrong when a mysterious box of chocolates addressed to the director turns out laced with poison.
Clues Lead to A Dead Suspect
Although Alicia promised John she’ll no longer meddle in crime investigations, she and Gilly set out to find the person threatening Sheila who murdered the courier of the deadly candy. The three people they suspect include the professor from California who’s been romancing Sheila while she assists him with research for his book; the obnoxious patron Rhonda Kleisman who threw coffee at the director after refusing to pay for a damaged book; and a visiting widow staying at Gilly’s inn who’s unnaturally curious about Sheila and earns the nickname of Madame Defarge for her interest in knitting.
New Cat in Town
While Alicia and Gilly are trying to solve this new Cobble Cove mystery, Sneaky is introduced to Gilly’s new kitten, Kittykai, a calico she brought home from her honeymoon in Hawaii. It’s not like at first sight, but the two cats eventually become friends. They also both play a part in foiling the killer’s murder attempts, but will Alicia and Sheila survive unscathed?
About the AuthorDebbie 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, Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her novels include the three books of the Cobble Cove mystery series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Written in Stone. Debbie has also written a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, a standalone mystery thriller, Reason to Die, and a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow. She lives on Long Island with her husband, Anthony; daughter, Holly; and cat Stripey.
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The characters from Debbie De Louise's Cobble Cove cozy mysteries gather in the Cobble Cove library to celebrate the holidays. Each character receives a gift from the author, and Alicia, the main character, reads some excerpts from the first book, A Stone's Throw, and the new release, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
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Love on the Rocks by Debbie De Louise
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
LOVE ON THE ROCKS is Book 4 in the delightful Cobble Cove Mystery series. I love any cozy set in libraries or bookstores (any fiction period in those settings) and any animal cozies, so I loved this novel; plus it was so well-written I just couldn't turn away!
The Library characters are just delights: Alicia, Sheila, Nancy, Gilly (Abigail), Donald, and more, including the lovely Siamese Sneaky, who sometimes "moderates" Storytimes. Real-life issues occur, such as weddings, elopements, congratulatory parties; and even a nasty Library patron who spills food on books and then doesn't wish to pay the fine, even becoming aggressive to the point of assault. Then the Library Director is poisoned, obviously intentionally, at a gathering; and Alicia and Gilly can't avoid being drawn into the amateur sleuthing in order to protect their friends and their respective families. The danger comes really close to "home" as well.
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