Book Blitz: The Devil’s Tombstone by Carolyn J. Rose

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Today we’re sharing the new mystery novel for Carolyn J. Rose, The Devil’s Tombstone, the third book in the Catskill Mountain Mystery series. Check it out!

The Devil's Tombstone

The Devil’s Tombstone (Catskill Mountain Mystery #3)
Carolyn J. Rose
Published: 21st December, 2014


The Catskill Mountains are rich in folklore, legends, and tales of the supernatural. Once guided by ghosts, Dan Stone doesn’t disbelieve what can’t be explained. And there’s no logical reason for the patch of blighted ground beside a boulder near Hemlock Lake. Known as the Devil’s Tombstone, the rock marks the spot where, two centuries earlier, a man murdered his young wife and then disappeared.

As a part-time investigator assigned to cold cases, Dan is troubled by more recent deaths and disappearances. Reviewing files dating back two decades, he sets out to discover new leads. But it’s slow going. A massive snowstorm socks the mountains. Dan’s infant son disrupts his sleep. And dynamic preacher Wesley Falton pitches his revival tent, challenging Hemlock Lake traditions and the spiritual leadership of Reverend James Balforth.

As Dan digs deeper into the past, he suspects his cold cases are linked to a fresh murder. When hard evidence eludes him, he appeals for help from beyond the grave. As he does, he wonders whether ghosts make their presence felt because we believe in them, or because they believe in us.

The answer may lie at the Devil’s Tombstone.

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Carolyn J. Rose

About the Author

Carolyn J. Rose grew up in New York’s Catskill Mountains, graduated from the University of Arizona, logged two years in Arkansas with Volunteers in Service to America, and spent 25 years as a television news researcher, writer, producer, and assignment editor in Arkansas, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, and her interests are reading, gardening, swimming, and NOT cooking. Find out more about her and her books at


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Don’t forget to check out the first two books in the series as well!

Hemlock Lake


Through A Yellow Wood


There’s also a live event!

If you live in the PNW (Portland Oregon/Vancouver Washington) area join us for a book celebration for The Devil’s Tombstone by Carolyn J. Rose and Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander January 31st 1-3 pm at Vintage Books at 6613 E. Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98661. We will also have giveaways with gift cards, baking supplies and books!

Killers and Cozies—From serial killers stalking their victims in the deep words to a cozy murder at a family bakeshop, come join two Pacific Northwest authors as they chat about crime writing.


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2 responses to “Book Blitz: The Devil’s Tombstone by Carolyn J. Rose

  1. Thank you so much for sharing!


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