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When you’re a bounty hunter, making snap judgments about people will often save your life. But what if those first impressions are wrong? When Grace deHaviland chases a bail jumper to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a long way from her home turf of Columbus, Ohio, she may discover the answer — with deadly consequences.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS is available via Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Smashwords.


“Excellent short story about a bounty hunter, August 20, 2011” –S. Warfield (Maryland)

“I am always so grateful to amazon for the free books and short stories for the Kindle. Otherwise I’d never discover writers who are new to me, like the author of First Impressions, David DeLee. This is an excellent short story that has characters that I like and that I got to know something about during the course of this story.”


David DeLee is a native New Yorker. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and is a former licensed Private Investigator. He is the author of the Grace deHaviland, bounty hunter series. His previous short stories have appeared in Daw’s Cosmic Cocktails, in three consecutive volumes of Pocket Books, Strange New Worlds, and the Mystery Writers of America anthology, The Rich and the Dead, released in 2011.

David is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers Association. He currently lives in New Hampshire with his family where he’s at work on a novel featuring Columbus, Ohio-based bounty hunter, Grace deHaviland.