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Who shot a cop to death under the Brooklyn Bridge?
What lengths will a fading rap star go to remain on top of his game?
Where is a Boston cop’s kidnapped daughter being held?
When a young girl is raped, who will see justice is done?
Why has a serial killer targeted women found on an Internet dating service?

The answers to these chilling questions, and many more, can be found in the pages of Mystery, Mayhem & Murder, an omnibus of crime fiction from author David DeLee.

From the “awesome imagination of author David DeLee” (Suspense Magazine) comes thirteen pulse-pounding stories of crime and criminals and the people determined to bring them to justice, including six Grace deHaviland bounty hunter adventures, available for the first time all in one book.

MYSTERY, MAYHEM & MURDER is available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Smashwords.


“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,

“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,

“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

Praise for David DeLee and the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series

“DeLee’s…highly qualified to write this first novel in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series. His plot twists and turns will put you on the edge and have you speed reading to keep up. Just when you think you get it…think again! DeLee’s own special brand of storytelling will have you wanting more of this excellent series and more of Grace deHaviland as well.” — Suspense Magazine

“…taut and dangerous…Mr. DeLee has proven that he can compete with the best of them in the crime thriller genre.” — WebbWeaver

“David DeLee sets the plot in motion on the first page…With “Crystal White,” [he] has delivered an action-packed adventure on a platter…It’s a perfect fit in the crime detective novel world.” — Diane Lunsford for ReaderViews


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.

David is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers.

David DeLee can be reached through Dark Road Publishing at
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