March 2015 – Available now in e-book and coming soon to print
FOR FOUR-HUNDRED YEARS, SAITO IZUMI HAS STRUGGLED WITH WHAT IT MEANS TO BE KYUUKETSUKI—A JAPANESE VAMPIRE!
In Feudal Japan, during an attack on Kumamoto Castle from a horde of swarming yōkai, mythical creatures born from the darkest depths of Japanese folklore, the samurai Saito Izumi will be forever changed. By morning’s dawn, Saito becomes kyuuketsuki, a Japanese vampire!
Join the vampire Saito Izumi in Feudal Japan as she confronts an army of thunder-beasts called raijū, ogre-like oni, and the seductive spider-whore jorōgumo, creatures as diverse as they are deadly, as well as samurai and ninjas, as she battles 18th Century Spanish soldiers and vampires along the Spanish Main, and as she wages war against shapeshifting Mexican nagual, while fighting alongside the likes of Davy Crockett, William Travis, and James Bowie to defend the Alamo.
In this heart-wrenching collection of original stories are four terrifying tales from Saito’s centuries of existing—she doesn’t consider it living—that explore her often dangerous and deep personal journey to understand the blackest darkness of an inhuman soul, to discover what it truly means to live and not simply survive, and most important of all, to learn if a vampire can triumph over evil and truly love again.
Includes the stories:
CONQUER THE HUNGRY GHOST
SHE-DEVIL OF THE SPANISH MAIN
NIGHT AT THE ALAMO
Available in e-book, coming soon to print
OUT OF THE GAME – A Nick Lafferty Thriller – Book 2
November 2014 — Available now in e-book and in print
Ex-DEA Agent Nick Lafferty is Back!
Still struggling to come to terms with the loss of his family, former- DEA Agent Nick Lafferty gets drawn into a case when ADA Caitlin McKenna requests his help investigating the killing of two cops and her key witness in a murder trial.
Accused of murder, being investigated by the FBI, and out of options, Lafferty re-teams with his ex-partner and soon-to-be ex-cop, Delmar Harley, a man wrestling with his own demons.
As they set to square off against New York’s notorious Cosa Nostra, Lafferty prepares for the worst. But the deeper he digs, the more dangerous things become, and before long, more bodies begin to drop.
WITH INTENT TO DECEIVE – Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter – Book 3
October 2014 — Available now in e-book and in print
How far would you go to protect a friend? For bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen the answer may be: until someone ends up dead.
Rhona Hasen says she didn’t kill her husband. The police say otherwise.
Still, Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen wants to believe her. Yet her efforts to investigate the murder go awry when Ro skips bail and Grace deHaviland—Columbus, Ohio’s top bounty hunter and Suzie’s best friend—takes the case.
Now pitted against her best friend in a race against time and with a deadly street gang out for blood, can Grace unravel the mystery of Rhona’s husband’s death in time to stop more murders—like Suzie Jensen’s and her own.
Find out in WITH INTENT TO DECEIVE — Available Now!
PIN MONEY – Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter – Book 2
Three action-packed Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter novellas in one great book from the author of Fatal Destiny and Crystal White
A COLD WIND
Drawn into a complex, joint task force investigation, Grace deHaviland, along with her best friend Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen, find themselves facing off against gunrunners, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the ATF. Squeezed from all sides, they must do what the feds, and even Grace’s occasional lover, BCI agent Eugene Booker, won’t, if they are to find their man before time runs out…for him and for them.
On the trail of a pedophile and out of time before more victims die, sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen turns to the only person she knows who can help her locate her perp and a missing girl: Columbus, Ohio’s top bounty hunter, Grace deHaviland.
A MATTER OF JUSTICE
Hired to track down and bring in a call girl on the run, bounty hunter Grace deHaviland soon discovers there’s more to the case than her skip’s odd decision to jump bail, forcing Grace to confront more than one old enemy, and ultimately face the most dangerous adversary of her career–for the second time!
Includes the bonus short story–DISCREET FLING
Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen teams with BCI agent Eugene Booker to investigate the savage beating death of a woman in downtown Columbus, Ohio. It’s not the level of violence that surprises her, it is the secrets the victim holds and the length she will need to go to catch a killer, without becoming a victim herself.
MYSTERY, MAYHEM & MURDER – An Omnibus of Crime Fiction
February 2013 — Available in print & e-book formats
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 site?
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.
TAINTED BADGE – A Short Story Collection
January 2013 — Available in print & e-book formats
Patrolman Dave Powell, an unremarkable man who lives a mediocre life of 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 rebellious 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 anything else. See what bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and her best friend, Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen, learn 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.
CRYSTAL WHITE – A Nick Lafferty Thriller – Book 1
June 2012 — Available in print & e-book formats
With nothing to live for, will only death satisfy his need for revenge?
In California, DEA agent Nick Lafferty led the investigation to eradicate a new and deadly form of synthetic crack cocaine called Crystal White. An investigation that took from him everything he cherished, and left Lafferty a broken man. A man with nothing to live for.
Now, the street poison Crystal White again floods the streets, this time in the northern suburbs of New York City.
Aided by his ex-partner, Delmar Harley, an alcoholic cop on the edge and dogged by a beautiful assistant district attorney who believes the DEA agent’s gone rogue, Nick Lafferty relentlessly embarks on a dark and vengeful journey of revenge, mounting a full-on assault against the Crystal White drug cartel. Nick Lafferty will stop at nothing to make them pay…with their lives–or his.
The sensational new crime thriller from David DeLee, author of FATAL DESTINY and the Grace deHaviland bounty hunter series.
RUNNERS – A Collection of Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Short Stories
July 2011 — Available in print & e-book formats
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.
Expect the unexpected is a mantra bounty hunter Grace deHaviland has lived by for many years, but when she’s tasked with tracking down a young bail jumper for a relatively minor assault charge, even she couldn’t anticipate the trouble she and her friend, sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen, get into.
KICKIN’ IT SOUTH OF THE BORDER
Tracking a U.S. bail jumper across the border into Mexico is illegal. But when bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen do just that, facing charges isn’t their biggest problem: Getting back alive is.
Bounty hunter, Grace deHaviland and her best friend, sheriff’s deputy, Suzie Jensen have often worked together, but when the bail jumper they’re after is a school teacher charged with sex crimes, the issues they struggle with, and the secrets they uncover, are both startling, disturbing, and strike too close to home.
Family is very important to some people, as bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen find out when a simple assault turns into a murder charge, and tracking down the bail jumper responsible raises troubling issues of illegal immigration, racism and family loyalty.
FATAL DESTINY – Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter – Book 1
June 2011 – Available in print & e-book formats
Stolen mob money! Ruthless hit men! A past that won’t stay dead and buried!
An action-packed thrill ride by the author of CRYSTAL WHITE
For bounty hunter Grace deHaviland the job seemed simple. Track down Barry Keegan, an accountant in a white collar criminal case who jumped bail. How hard could that be?
But the case turns deadly when a co-defendant ends up murdered and Grace’s best friend, sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen, is nearly killed. Can Grace track down the elusive Barry Keegan–a man more dangerous than anyone could’ve guessed–while she tries to protect his wife and son from a violent past they thought dead and buried?