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When Jack Trumps Ace

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
When
Jack Trumps Ace
by
Debbie De Louise
Genre:
A Romantic Comedy Jewel Heist Novella
 
 
Jackie
Riordan’s in trouble . . .
When
her jewel-thief father is caught in the middle of a heist, Jackie
makes her getaway to his ex-jail pal’s apartment. a man called Ace,
who lives in an upscale neighborhood of Chicago. What she doesn’t
count on is falling in love with him and becoming his partner in
crime. She also doesn’t expect to compete with Ace’s old flame or
deal with his cat Roxie who causes her allergy attacks.
All
bets are off . . .
After
Jackie discovers clues left by her father which lead her to a
treasure that Ace may have stolen, she contemplates her next move.
Should she trust Ace and believe her father gave him the money, or
head home to her mother, a religious hypocrite who would have no
qualms about ratting out her own daughter to the cops?
Things
that sparkle aren’t always Diamonds . . .
Before
Jackie can decide who the good guys really are, she finds herself
atop the Willis Tower carrying her father’s ashes in her pocket and
aiding Ace in the largest jewelry heist of his life. Things go
terribly wrong, and Jackie’s only choice seems to be to walk away
from Ace or face imprisonment. 
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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 three published novels include Cloudy Rainbow,
A Stone’s Throw, and Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Solstice
Publishing, 2016) that has been on the Amazon bestseller list for
cozy mysteries. Debbie has also written articles and short stories
for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently working
on the third Cobble Cove mystery and a psychological thriller. She
lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.
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Doorway To Murder, A Time-Travel Mystery

Sunday, November 6th, 2016

 

Secrets lurk in a small New York town and betrayal is just around the corner. The morning after the worst blizzard of 1934, Detective Steven Blackwell takes on a highly charged murder case. The investigation starts badly: one clue, lots of lies and alibis. To make things worse, Steven is seeing visions of a woman in his house.

One night, she speaks. Her name is Olivia Watson and she lives in 2014. She believes time has folded over in the house they share. As their relationship deepens, Steven’s investigation intensifies. Soon he can no longer trust anyone in his own time. Can Olivia help crack the case—and catch a killer?
Reviews:
The past collides with the present in DOORWAY TO MURDER, an exciting new mystery by debut author Carol Pouliot.

With its fresh premise covering two eras that crackle off the page, Carol Pouliot introduces compelling characters to lead her series forward. Add a sharply written mystery with clever plot twists, and you have all the elements that make DOORWAY TO MURDER an accomplished debut.
Marni Graff, award-winning author, The Nora Tierney series and Death Unscripted

Mystery. Romance. Time-travel adventure. DOORWAY TO MURDER is the total package. Carol Pouliot interweaves the past and present as easily as I turned the pages. I highly recommend this fun read.
Betsy Bitner, award-winning humor columnist, Times Union (Albany, NY)

There’s nothing I like more than a time-travel tale, but how much better to get a crisp, fair-play police procedural, too. The atmosphere grabbed me. The ending surprised me. I’m already looking forward to Steven and Olivia’s next adventure.
Catriona McPherson, multi-award-winning author of the Edgar-shortlisted The Day She Died
Steven and Olivia make a great couple of crime busters in this era-jumping romance and hard-boiled police procedural. Join them. You’ll be glad you did!
Steve Axelrod, author of the Henry Kennis Nantucket mysteries

 

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Hi! I’m Carol Pouliot. (French
pronunciation

the “t” is silent.)            

I’ve always loved books and learning. I can
still picture the library my family went to when I was little. I remember my
excitement picking out books. Now, the bookshelves lining the walls of my house
are stuffed to over-flowing
mysteries, political thrillers,
time-travel, ancient Egypt, French literature, biographies of British kings and
queens, and favorites from my childhood. I guess it was inevitable I’d want to
write.
I fell in love with France and all things
French at age 11. Throughout high school, I dreamed of getting my passport,
packing my suitcase, and going to Paris. I graduated from SUNY Oswego with a BA
in French and Spanish and got my MA in French at Stony Brook University. Then,
I headed to France for my first teaching job.
After returning home to upstate New York, I
taught French and Spanish for over 30 years. I also started my own business
an agency that provided translations in over 24 languages.
I’ve always felt very much a part of the
world and at home everywhere I’ve ever been
5
continents so far. I did volunteer work for a couple of international
organizations. I loved getting to know people from all over the world. A friend
from Kenya taught me some Swahili; a woman from Japan showed me how to make her
mother’s favorite chicken recipe; a friend from Panama taught me to salsa. All
these wonderful experiences have enriched my life beyond measure.

I currently live on several acres of woods in
the lake-effect zone. This means I
get about 10 feet of snow every year thanks to the strong winds off Lake
Ontario. I enjoy seeing the deer, chipmunks, and foxes. I also love watching
the birds at my kitchen-window feeders
over 25 different kinds at the latest count.   

Connect with the Author here: 
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Interview

“All writers must have cats, especially if they write fantasy or speculative fiction.” Do you have a stand on this one? 

I like cats but I can’t own one because I’ll take off on the spur of the moment and pets need to be cared for. I live in the country and enjoy seeing the deer, chipmunks, and foxes around my house. I absolutely love watching the birds at my kitchen window feeders. So far, I’ve counted over 25 different kinds!

 

What organizations do you recommend for those wanting to become writers? Any advice you’d like to share about writing?

The best thing I ever did was joining Sisters in Crime, a professional crime writer’s organization. The networking, advice, guidance, and support of my fellow SinC members has been priceless.

 

What inspired you to become an author?

I’ve always enjoyed telling stories. When I finally sat down to write that first Victoria magazine article−which had been knocking around in my head for years−a feeling of profound contentment and satisfaction washed over me. I was immediately hooked. I wrote a second memoir, which appeared in the Victoria Christmas issue. At that point I decided to go for it and write a novel. I’m currently working on the next book in the Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mystery series. I’m loving every minute of it!!

 

Any special appearances or events coming up that you want to mention?

I hope people will check out my website www.carolpouliot.com to see some of the events that I have planned. I would love to meet you!!

 

If you could travel to any time in history, when would you visit?

One of my heroes is Hatshepsut, who was the only female pharaoh in Egypt’s history. She took the throne in 1473 B.C. I would love to be able to talk with her.

 

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