Books Doorway to Murder



Book #1 in the Blackwell and Watson Time-Travel Mysteries

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, he’s seeing visions of a strange woman in his house.

One night, the mysterious woman speaks. Her name is Olivia 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 him crack the case—and catch a killer?


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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 Scot & Soda

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 at the Dakota

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)

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

Excellent mash-up of genres–a time-travel murder mystery. The details of the 1930’s, the cleverly plotted detective work and the interesting characters made this read a fine escape. Looking forward to reading more of Pouliot’s series!

Goodreads Reviewer

A good story well told by a natural story teller. I especially enjoyed all the interesting details of the 1930’s. Delighted by small accurate details that are sprinkled throughout the book. I want to read another book by this author. And soon.

Amazon Review

I really like this unique time traveling twist . . . I was fascinated with the murder case because of all the twists and turns. I definitely couldn’t guess who did it and what would come next. Very impressive.

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