My name is Sneaky, and I’m the Siamese library cat at the Cobble Cove Library. Cobble Cove is a fictional town in upstate New York. I am featured in the Cobble Cove mysteries by Debbie De Louise. The second edition of A Stone’s Throw, where I made my first appearance, was just released on March 8th. My second adventure, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, is also available. My third book, Written in Stone, came out this month, and I am proud to say my photo is on the cover or at least a handsome replica of me-ow truly.
You may wonder what role I play in this cozy mystery series. I started out helping Alicia, the librarian main character, find some clues in the library’s storage room. Unfortunately, my dog co-star, Fido the golden retriever, upstaged me. I tried to make my comeback in our second book where I appeared in a children’s storytime, but Fido joined in there, too. Then Debbie wrote me a scene at the vets that was far from my starring role. To make up for this betrayal, she offered me my own blog. I leaped at the chance. Since then, I have interviewed other cat characters, real cats, and even a dog. You can read my posts here: sneakylibrarycat.wordpress.com.
I am quite pleased with the role Debbie wrote for me in our third adventure. Even though there is a scene where Fido competes with me, I am the victor. “Cats rule, dogs drool,” has always been my motto, but I have to admit that Fido is a nice co-star for a dog.
I don’t want to give too much away about our books, although I will say that each one features a mystery that involves Alicia and her love interest, John McKinney, a newspaper man. There are many quirky people who make up Cobble Cove. To introduce them all, Debbie created a Facebook chat group called Cobble Cove Chat that a different character hosts each month. Every host sponsors a contest that features a prize. Besides entering the contest, members may ask any question of a month’s host about the Cobble Cove books and that character’s role in them. I was voted as last February’s host and hope to host again in the future. To learn more about this group or to join, visit the Cobble Cove Character Chat
So what is my day like? As I said, I live upstairs in the Cobble Cove library. Sometimes I pad down to the main library and make myself at home in the comfy cat bed that Mac, John’s father, gave me by the local history collection. At other times, I find a sunny spot in the bay window of the Children’s room where Laura, the new librarian, greets me with some cat treats. She’s younger than Alicia and has quite a few of her own cats. She also works at a cat shelter. I love it when she invites me to the children’s storytimes. As for Alicia, I still keep an eye on her. Even though she and John are married now and write a mystery series together, she continues to work at the library.
I have to admit I have quite a good life as a fictional library cat. Although some of the Cobble Cove characters, especially Alicia, have been in danger in our books, Fido has been the only animal threatened. This occurred in our second adventure. In my current book, the third of the series, Alicia fears for my life when I disappear. I won’t reveal if, when, or where I turn up, but I will say I was involved in a crime.
Since I have to take a catnap soon on my cat tree, I will meow off. Thank you for reading about my life. To learn more, please check out my series. They are listed on Debbie’s Amazon author page and can also be purchased through her website at debbiedelouise.com and on my blog.
You can read more about Sneaky and her human in Written in Stone, the third book in the “Cobble Cove” mystery series.
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?
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About the author
Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of International Thriller Writers, Sisters-in-Crime, 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 was on the Amazon bestseller list for cozy mysteries. Her new release, the third in the Cobble Cove mystery series, is Written in Stone. Debbie has also written articles and short stories for several anthologies of various genres. She is currently querying agents to represent her psychological thriller, Sea Scope. She lives on Long Island with her husband, daughter, and two cats.