Tainted Badge by David DeLee
A thrilling collection of short stories by David DeLee, an exciting new voice in crime fiction and author of Crystal White.
Includes his latest Cop Shot and the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter story Family Matters
Patrolman Dave Powell, an unremarkable man who lives a life of mediocrity and unfulfilled dreams. Find out what happens when he suspects his wife of cheating in Officer Down.
The Hendricks’ house sits at the end of the desolate road, dilapidated and abandoned for generations. Discover what secrets it holds for Detective Brandie Addison and Sergeant Graham Caine in The Last House on the Left.
Frank Greaves, a cop whose wife died of cancer and left him to raise a rebellion teenage daughter alone, thought he’d reached the end of his rope. Be there when Trisha is kidnapped and things go from bad to worse in Serious Consequences.
To some, family can be more important than almost anything else. See what bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and her best friend, Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen, uncover about immigration, racism, and family loyalty when an assault turns into a homicide in Family Matters.
Ride along with Detective Frank Flynn and Internal Affairs investigator Christine Levy as they seek a killer and expose some uncomfortable truths about Sergeant Tom McNulty and themselves in Cop Shot.
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Praise for David DeLee and the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series
“…taut and dangerous…Mr. DeLee has proven that he can compete with the best of them in the crime thriller genre.” –WebbWeaver
“This mystery story is original and interesting, with a fascinating point of view character…and even though [DeLee’s] playing in that familiar (mystery) world, he still managed to pull off a story that caught me by surprise. Wonderful stuff.” –Kristine Kathryn Rusch
“David DeLee…captures…Columbus, Ohio, perfectly in this story about a wealthy but streetwise rapper who may be at the end of his game.” –Joe Hartlaub, Bookreporter.com
“…a bang-up introduction…[DeLee] can write a Hollywood-worthy car chase…” –Publishers Weekly
“DeLee…implements realistic dialogue and the right amount of description while pulling the reader into his well-told story.” –Lee Carey, Author of The Thin Line
“David DeLee really packs a lot of action, humor, and twists and turns into this digital short. I enjoyed [Grace deHaviland’s] moxie and spunk and look forward to reading about her further exploits.” –Giovanni Gelati, gelatisscoop.blogspot.com
“Although “Fatal Tryst” is primarily an action-oriented crime fiction, the social commentary is timely and the message flows seamlessly through the narrative…The characters are fully developed, the setting descriptions very nicely done, and the plot moves quickly. I will be looking for more Grace deHaviland stories.” –Donna White Glaser, Author of The Enemy We Know
A native New Yorker, David DeLee now makes his home in the great state of New Hampshire. He holds a masters degree in Criminal Justice and is a former licensed private investigator.
The author of the Grace deHaviland bounty hunter series, which includes the novel Fatal Destiny, a novella A Cold Wind, and a collection of short stories called Runners, he’s also published a stand alone novel Crystal White, and a half dozen more short stories, including Bling, Bling, which appeared in the Mystery Writers of America anthology The Rich and the Dead, edited by Nelson DeMille and published by Grand Central Publishing.
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