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Cover Reveal ~ The Clock Strikes Nun by Alice Loweecey

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for the fourth book in the “Giulia Driscoll” mystery series, coming May 30, 2017.

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Title: The Clock Strikes Nun
Series: Giulia Driscoll #4
Genre: Humorous Mystery
Publisher: Henery Press
Website: Alice Loweecey


When terrified Elaine Patrick knocks on Driscoll Investigations’ door and insists her house is haunted, Giulia Driscoll’s first response is “we don’t handle ghosts.” When Elaine’s housekeeper and crackpot filthy rich cousin descend on Giulia and demand she find out who’s trying to steal sweet, fragile Elaine’s family business out from under her, that’s a different story. They want DI to provide Tarot readings, ghost hunting sessions, and even an exorcism.

Ghost hunting? There are apps for that. Tarot readings? Experts in the skill are right across the street. Exorcisms? Having a priest for a brother-in-law comes in handy. Giulia plunges into a crash course in all things supernatural, convinced everything happening to Elaine is stagecraft.

Except when it isn’t. Giulia’s about to discover a new dimension to sleuthing, if she can survive attempted murder long enough to see through the web of lies around her client.


About the author
Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for her sleuth Giulia Driscoll or inspiring nightmares as her alter-ego Kate Morgan, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).

You can also connect with Alice on her Amazon page.

Book is available for pre-order at retail and online booksellers.

My Musing ~ Nun But The Brave by Alice Loweecey

Nun But The Brave by Alice Loweecey is the third book in the “Giulia Driscoll” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, July 2016

Nun But The BraveGiulia Driscoll: Survival of the Fittest

Giulia Driscoll’s sister-in-law barges into Driscoll Investigations and promptly passes out from OD’ing on an unknown drug. Two OD’d teenagers are found dead in the park and behind a convenience store. DI’s new client insists her missing twin sister is not dead and enlists Giulia as the “Missing Person Whisperer.” Hooray for steady work?

The missing sister’s trail leads to married, pregnant, ex-nun Giulia’s first experience with online dating sites, to the delight of her husband and employees. Those dates lead her to local Doomsday Preppers. They grow their own everything, and that everything may be connected to the drugs, her sister-in-law, and the missing twin. These Preppers are about to learn the true meaning of doom.

This is one of my favorite series and I love this latest entry. I immediately became engrossed in all that was happening in this fast-paced and action-filled drama that quickly became a page turner. Skillfully written, this multi-plot tale kept me intrigued as I watched Giulia tackle her latest case with great aplomb. The author had a way with the verbiage and descriptive narration that awakened my curiosity as this tale took on a frenetic tempo with an intensifying course of action that was engagingly riveting. Snappy conversations and a foray into the unknown enhanced the telling of this story that created a wonderfully entertaining read as I look forward to more exciting exploits with Giulia and her friends.

Giulia Driscoll’s Deprivation by Alice Loweecey

Nun But The BraveOne side benefit from being a nun is you get used to name changes. I was born Giulia Falcone, then I became Sister Mary Regina Coelis for ten years. When I jumped the wall (yes, there really was a wall, but I walked out the front door) I was Giulia Falcone again. Now I’m married and my name is Giulia Driscoll. In a few months I’ll also be “mom.”

It’s a wild ride. My assistant Sidney tells me I should stock up on sleep. She should know, because her Jessamine is cutting teeth and no one in their house is getting any sleep. It’s a good thing I love coffee.

Speaking of the best beverage in the world, I’m limited to only two cups per day for the duration of the pregnancy. Two cups! I enjoy a beer or a glass of wine in the evening, but giving up alcohol while pregnant isn’t remotely as difficult as the Draconian coffee rule. I know when children misbehave some mothers remind them of how long they were in labor. When my little one misbehaves, I’m going to remind him (or her) of the Great Coffee Deprivation.

There I go, speaking in capital letters again. It’s a holdover from my latest case. My client hired me to find her missing twin sister and the trail led to a local Doomsday Prepper compound. The best way to infiltrate it was to go undercover as a Prepper myself. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Not when the way in requires a plunge into online dating and a match with Preppers.

Since Preppers are obsessed with surviving after nuclear war or a worldwide electromagnetic pulse, they look for childbearing potential. In other words, the Pelvis of the Future. Ten years in the convent did not prepare me for the photos and videos on dating sites or men who did not respect personal space. Only my need to remain undercover prevented me from breaking a couple of wrists.

My husband Frank thought my dating tribulations were funny. He also has a nickname for the baby which will most definitely not become the baby’s actual name, assuming it’s a boy. I admit I’m hoping it’s a boy. I could use a change after living with anywhere between five and ninety-five women for ten years. Then again, if it’s a girl I can show her how to take care of herself. So can her daddy. I’m pretty sure he’ll be the type of father who will be cleaning his gun on the porch when potential suitors arrive.

If it’s a boy, I can do the same. It‘s safe to say Sister Mary Regina Coelis is long gone. Nuns don’t carry a Glock. This baby’s mama does.

Right now I wish I was carrying an extra-large French roast with hazelnut syrup. This baby owes me so much coffee.


Nun But The Brave is the third book in the Giulia Driscoll humorous mystery series, published by Henery Press, July 12, 2016.

Giulia Driscoll’s sister-in-law barges into Driscoll Investigations and promptly passes out from OD’ing on an unknown drug. One teenager is found dead in the park and another behind a dumpster. DI’s new client insists her missing twin sister is not dead and enlists Giulia as the “Missing Person Whisperer.” Hooray for steady work?

The missing sister’s trail leads to married, pregnant, ex-nun Giulia’s first experience with online dating sites, to the delight of her husband and employees. Those dates lead her to local Doomsday Preppers. They grow their own everything, and that everything may be connected to the drugs, her sister-in-law, and the missing twin. These Preppers are about to learn the true meaning of doom.

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About the author
Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for her sleuth Giulia Driscoll or inspiring nightmares as her alter-ego Kate Morgan, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).

Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Giveaway: Leave a comment below for your chance to win an advance reader copy of Nun But The Brave. US entries only, please. The giveaway will end July 5, 2016 at 12 AM (midnight) EST. Good luck everyone!

All comments are welcomed.

A Day in the Life with Sidney Martin by Alice Loweecey

Second To NunOMG baby! I know I’m supposed to be all mature and everything now that I’m a mom and married and running my own house and everything, but Jessamine is the sweetest, most perfect, most beautiful baby ever and she makes my life perfect! Don’t tell Olivier, my husband, because I may have told him that he makes my life perfect. But who says there’s a limit to perfection?

It’s only been a few years since I started working for Driscoll Investigations, and back then I was probably the goofiest admin Frank and Giulia Driscoll—actually she was Giulia Falcone then—ever saw. So much has changed since then! First Olivier and I got married, then Giulia and Frank got married, then Frank went back to being a police detective again and Giulia took over the business and made me her assistant! When that all happened, boom, boom, boom, I knew I had to settle down and get mature in a hurry.

Giulia is a whiz at running a detective agency. I wouldn’t have thought being a nun for ten years was good training for that kind of thing, but it’s almost like that old radio show, The Shadow. My dad used to play old recordings of it on long car trips when we were little. A spooky narrator always said, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows.” That’s exactly how Giulia does it. It’s like her natural power, but maybe all those nun years sharpened her skills.

We have so much business we’re always busy. And then Jessamine came along. Now I’m super-busy at home and super-busy at work.

Speaking of super-busy at work, would you believe our latest client thinks her lighthouse B&B is haunted? Puh-lease. It’s awful how gullible some people are. I bet you a thousand dollars the “ghost” is a seagull trapped in the attic or a family of squirrels in between the walls. It doesn’t matter, because it’s more work for Driscoll Investigations, which means money for Jessamine’s future college fund. Right now it also means I get to temporarily be in charge while Giulia investigates the “haunting.”

Me in charge! This is so cool. Don’t tell Giulia, but if somebody comes through the door claiming they have a poltergeist or a Woman in White or the Dullahan is after them, I’m going to direct them to the Tarot Shoppe across the street. They’re the ones who got us into this haunted silliness in the first place.

Shh. It’s between you and me.


You can read more about Sidney in Second To Nun, the second book in the “Giulia Driscoll” humorous mystery series, published by Henery Press. The first book in the series is Nun Too Soon.

About Second To Nun

The Other Side has hired Driscoll Investigations. The owner of Stone’s Throw Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast insists that a tarot reading told her to hire Giulia to evict the family ghost. Since the ghost is cutting gas lines and flooding cellars, Giulia and her husband Frank head to the B&B to discover the real perpetrator.

The client also has a family legend: A highwayman who stole a pile of gold. Giulia has a pile of suspects, including a psychic the client hired to conduct weekly séances. So much for romance with Frank at this getaway.

Instead, Giulia’s juggling arson, creepy clown dolls, and the psychic going all Exorcist on her. Then the ghost tries to push the client off the lighthouse and throw Giulia down three flights of stairs. It should’ve known better than to mess with an ex-nun. Giulia has connections and she’s about to use them.

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About the author
Loweecey 2015Baker of brownies and tormenter of characters, Alice Loweecey recently celebrated her thirtieth year outside the convent. She grew up watching Hammer horror films and Scooby-Doo mysteries, which explains a whole lot. When she’s not creating trouble for Giulia Driscoll, she can be found growing her own vegetables (in summer) and cooking with them (the rest of the year).

Visit Alice at www.aliceloweecey.net, on Facebook and on Twitter

My Musing ~ Second To Nun by Alice Loweecey

Second To NunSecond To Nun by Alice Loweecey is the second book in the “Giulia Driscoll” mystery series. Publisher: Henery Press, September 2015

The Other Side has hired Driscoll Investigations. The owner of Stone’s Throw Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast insists that a tarot reading told her to hire Giulia to evict the family ghost. Since the ghost is cutting gas lines and flooding cellars, Giulia and her husband Frank head to the B&B to discover the real perpetrator.

The client also has a family legend: A highwayman who stole a pile of gold. Giulia has a pile of suspects, including a psychic the client hired to conduct weekly séances. So much for romance with Frank at this getaway.

Instead, Giulia’s juggling arson, creepy clown dolls, and the psychic going all Exorcist on her. Then the ghost tries to push the client off the lighthouse and throw Giulia down three flights of stairs. It should’ve known better than to mess with an ex-nun. Giulia has connections and she’s about to use them.

Gold, Clowns, and Physics, Oh My! That is what faces Giulia when she takes on her latest case that brings her and Frank to a bed and breakfast where someone is trying to destroy the client’s business. Is it a spirit or is there a human factor afloat? Inside the cover of the fast-paced and action filled drama awaits the answer and what a fun ride it was to be with Giulia on this outing. The author knows a thing or two in her descriptive style to tease me with haunts and the like. Most of the suspects are within reach and I loved how the author played them off of each other, providing me with clues then changing direction until the final reveal when it all fell into place. Giulia is such a fun heroine with her dogged pursuit of the truth and with Frank and her staff by her side; she’ll always fight for justice.