Deborah Lewis is the “DL” behind An author of slightly salty, slightly smutty cozy mystery, and a host of other random non-fiction topics, she likes coffee, her dog, and to talk about herself in third person. You can get the scoop on her writing here, and all other aspects of her messy, wonderful creative life at

Reviews for Sam Carter Series

‘It’s refreshing to find a detective who grocery shops at gas stations and packs licorice plus a racy novel when going on a stakeout (later feeling “equal parts sugar-sick and frisky”).’ -Kirkus Reviews

‘[Sam Carter]…the literary world’s newest, quirkiest, and snarkiest sleuth…if you’re up for a good mystery and more than a few snorts and chuckles.’ -City Sun Times

All of the characters are fantastic…recommend it to those who enjoy cozy mysteries with a tongue-in-cheek twist.” -Readers’ Favorite

‘…solidly engaging storytelling.’ - Publishers’ Weekly Book Life