Chester Campbell


Chester Campbell is the author of two mystery series featuring private investigators. Night Shadows Press has released two books in the Sid Chance series, THE SUREST POISON, which deals with a chemical pollution case, and THE GOOD, THE MAD AND THE MURDEROUS, a tale of Medicare Fraud and crooked cops. Chester has written five Greg McKenzie novels featuring a retired Air Force investigator and his wife: A SPORTING MURDER (2010), THE MARATHON MURDERS (2008), DEADLY ILLUSIONS (2005), DESIGNED TO KILL (2004) and SECRET OF THE SCROLL (2002). An old hand at the keyboard, Chester has worked as a newspaper reporter, freelance writer, magazine editor, political speechwriter, advertising copywriter, public relations professional and association executive. An Air Force intelligence officer in the Korean War, he retired from the Air Force Reserve as a lieutenant colonel. Past secretary of the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, past president of the Middle Tennessee Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and Midsouth Region director of Military Writers Society of America, he lives in Madison, TN with his wife, Sarah.

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Sid Chance Mysteries
After a gunshot wound ends his National Parks ranger career, Sid Chance takes a small town police chief job. When that ends disastrously, he holes up on a rural farm until multi-talented Jaz LeMieux lures him into the PI business in Nashville.
Greg Mckenzie Mysteries
Retired Air Force Office of Special Investigations agent Greg McKenzie and his wife Jill take on the bad guys as private investigators in Nashville. It leads them to some deadly confrontations.
Designed to Kill
Price: $3.99 USD.
Deadly Illusions
Price: $3.99 USD.


The Good, The Bad and The Murderous
Series: Sid Chance Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,800. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Medicare fraud, drug trafficking, a hired killer, a crooked cop, it's a nightmare scenario PI Sid Chance finds himself in when he takes on a tough assignment―prove a young man just out of prison for a murder at age twelve did not commit a new homicide. Everything is thrown upside down when Jaz LeMieux, the wealthy ex-cop working with him on the case, finds herself accused of a despicable crime.
Designed to Kill
Series: Greg Mckenzie Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Did the architect/engineer of a new high-rise beachfront condo shoot himself over remorse when a balcony fell, killing two people? Or did someone else pull the trigger to solve a bigger problem? That's the dilemma retired Air Force OSI agent Greg McKenzie and his wife, Jill, face at Perdido Key, FL. Their probe for answers rattles some cages, leads to a deadly confrontation.
Deadly Illusions
Series: Greg Mckenzie Mysteries, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,330. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
PI's Greg and Jill McKenzie are hired to run a background check on Molly Saint's husband. Their client disappears, starting a tangled trail of deceit. Greg gets drawn into a police investigation of the Federal Reserve chairman's murder, renewing problems with Nashville's finest. Nothing appears what it seemed, and the fear for Molly's life grows as the two cases move toward a startling finale.

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