Joslyn Chase

Biography

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 find Joslyn Chase online


Where to buy in print


Books

Death of a Muse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,520. 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 https://joslynchase.com/audio-samples-full-length-stories/
Nocturne In Ashes: A Riley Forte Suspense Thriller, Book One
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,050. 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,580. 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
Furrows
Price: Free! Words: 7,670. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Horror » General
(1.00 from 1 review)
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: 10,410. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,070. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
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.
Adalet
Price: Free! Words: 15,870. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $3.49 USD. Words: 49,040. 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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