Joslyn Chase


Joslyn Chase writes suspense fiction, ranging from mysteries to thrillers and veering toward the occasional horror story. She is also a classical pianist, music teacher, public speaker, and storyteller. She loves American History and holds a degree in American Studies.

Joslyn loves to travel and has ridden camels through the Nubian desert, fended off greedy monkeys on the Rock of Gibraltar, punted on the River Cam, and hiked the Bavarian Alps, but she still believes that sometimes the best adventure is in getting the words on the page or in the thrill of reading a good story.

She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest, with her husband, a dog, and at least one child at any given time, but has previously resided in Spain and Germany as well as various locations in the United States.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
So many writers have made a huge impact on me. For sheer enjoyment, I really love Dick Francis. He always features strong female characters and his heroes are people I'd like to spend time with. I've learned a lot from the the old-school romantic suspense of Mary Stewart, Charlotte Armstrong, Elizabeth Peters, etc. My favorites on the field right now are Jeffery Deaver, David Baldacci, John Grisham, Ruth Ware, Gillian Flynn, and I take my hat off a thousand times to brilliant story weaver Stephen King.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I have a hard time winding down enough at night to fall asleep. I keep thinking about what I'll get to work on the next day. There are always stories bubbling around in my head and as soon as the first ray of consciousness penetrates the barrier of my sleep, I hit the ten second commute from bed to writing table. Sometimes I stop to brush my teeth.
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Where to buy in print


Cromwell's Echo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,920. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Ruthless criminals. Cryptic clues. Will Cathryn's trip into Cromwell territory end in triumph? Or will she be history? This collection of short stories by Joslyn Chase will delight you with surprise, suspense, and a heartwarming moment or two. Grab your copy now and settle in for some suspenseful reading fun!
Rough Musick
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,240. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Can Kesten overcome the weight of tradition, bring a murderer to justice, and set her life on a course for happiness? If you love a tale full of suspense and superstition, grab your copy of Rough Musick today!
Under The Blood-Red Maple
Price: Free! Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
They all clamor for it, but every time Leigh is obliged to tell the story, it wears away a little piece of her soul. Soon she will be soulless. Get the story and see what everyone’s clamoring about. Click and read for free!
The Broken Bird
Price: Free! Words: 10,590. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
One girl holds the key to the truth. Can Father Rinaldi guide her into revealing it? Fans of Jeffery Deaver, Ruth Rendell, and Daphne Du Maurier’s short stories will love reading The Broken Bird. Grab your copy today!
No Rest: 14 Tales of Chilling Suspense
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,040. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fourteen spine-tingling tales guaranteed to chill and unnerve! You’ll thrill at these suspense-packed stories, so catch up on your beauty sleep. Once you start reading, it’ll be No Rest for you!
Duet for Piano & Chisel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,430. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
New spin on an old art form. Criminals beware. A concert pianist touched by tragedy. A sculptor, learning to live again after a traumatic injury. Each struggling to rise from the ashes, they join forces to solve a puzzling crime that spans decades. Piano meets chisel in a bravura performance that will keep you guessing to the end. Don’t miss it!
Steadman's Blind
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,180. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Chief Deputy Randall Steadman knows how to read people, making him tough to face in the interrogation room. When disaster strikes, extortion, a deadly volcano, and a triple homicide mark the beginning of a long and winding road for Steadman and his new partner, Detective Frost. If you like a story full of twists and nail-biting suspense, Steadman’s Blind is what you’ve been waiting for!
The Tower
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,580. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
In the uneasy aftermath of WWII in Bavaria, Laura Schreiner must choose whether to help her father nurse an American GI back to health. The decision she makes changes the course of her life, drawing her into a web of evil spun by a man who learned from the masters. In the face of his cruel obsession, can she free herself from the entanglement of the tower and embrace a life of love and freedom?
Double Eclipse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,190. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
One mystery. One thriller. Double the suspense. Two stories, intertwined beneath a total eclipse of the sun—a spectacle you won’t want to miss. Get your copy of Double Eclipse today, for a double round of high suspense! To view the book trailer, visit the Joslyn Chase YouTube channel or Extras tab.
Death of a Muse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,270. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
One cat dead. One man soon to follow, unless he can catch her killer. For an audio sample of this book, visit
Nocturne In Ashes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 97,540. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Mt. Rainier erupts, isolating down-and-outer, Riley Forte, with a serial killer. Riley must fight to hang on to the one thing she has left—her life, and the one thing she needs to turn it around—redemption. Fans of Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Gardner, and Peter Robinson will be captivated by this page-turner. If you like a gripping, suspenseful tale, grab your copy and prepare to burn the midnight oil.
A Touch of Native Color
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,990. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
This story appears in the short story collection, What Leads A Man To Murder.The name on his driver’s license is George Henry, but people call him Chief. He has the bloodline, the heritage, the native skills and no desire to live up to the name. Until the day he helped murder an innocent girl. A captivating story of murder on the Hood Canal.
Tickling The Tiger
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,370. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This story appears in the short story collection, What Leads A Man To Murder. Another captivating pair of mystery and suspense stories from prize-winning author Joslyn Chase.
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,580. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
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This story appears in the short story collection, What Leads A Man To Murder. A countryside mental facility, isolated in the hills of Virginia. An award-winning psychiatrist, reticent about revealing his methods. An ambitious journalist, still a little green around the edges. When the three come together under mysterious circumstances, mischief rules the day. Not the benevolent kind.
The Sodden Spectators
Price: Free! Words: 10,190. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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These stories appear in the short story collection, What Leads A Man To Murder. A classic mystery in Agatha Christie style. A story of kidnapping gone wrong…or maybe right. A tale of superstition and treasure, tempered by a dead cat. Prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase, delivers on three delightful stories.
Rachmaninoff's Peasant
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,200. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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These stories appear in the short story collection, What Leads A Man To Murder. Two stories from prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase. Rachmaninoff's Peasant is a tale of murder in the high-stakes world of music school. And What Leads A Man To Murder chronicles a 24-hour period in the life of Neil Anderson, who starts his day wondering what could bring one person to steal the life of another.
Price: Free! Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
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This story appears in the short story collection, What Leads A Man To Murder. She bears a scar that mars her breast. And her soul. Adalet sees only one way to overcome the ruins of her life. Entangled in a deadly game of lies, she stakes every last shred of herself on winning. If you love a story full of twists and suspense, take a ride with Adalet.
What Leads A Man To Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,100. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Twelve stories. Countless twists. Lots of suspenseful fun! For fans of Jeffery Deaver’s short stories with a twist, this collection of diverse tales from prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase, will seize you by the throat and pull you along at a tingling pace! Suspenseful, surprising, twisted, and provocative. Grab your copy today and enjoy the ride!

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