David DeLee


David DeLee is the award winning author of the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series, including the novels Fatal Destiny, Pin Money, With Intent to Deceive, and Takedown. David's also written many short stories featuring Grace, most notably Bling, Bling, which appeared in the anthology The Rich and the Dead edited by Nelson DeMille.

David’s other work includes the novel Crystal White which SUSPENSE MAGAZINE called “…a dark portrayal of the evil that men—and women—can do.”, the second novel in the Nick Lafferty series, Out Of The Game, and a novel-length collection of short stories called Murder, Mayhem & Mystery: An Omnibus of Crime Fiction.

A member of the Mystery Writers of America and the International Thriller Writers organization, and a former licensed private investigator, David also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He makes his home in New Hampshire.

For more information be sure to check out his publisher's website - www.darkroadpub.com and his website - www.daviddelee-author.com.

Smashwords Interview

David, FATAL DESTINY is the first novel in your Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series. Can you tell us about it?
Sure, Grace is a bounty hunter operating out of Columbus, Ohio. In FATAL DESTINY she is assigned to track down Barry Keegan, a white-collar defendant in a corporate embezzlement scandal who’s been arrested, but has jumped bail.

At first, Grace thinks the case will be a piece of cake—tracking down a corporate accountant, how hard can that be? But, the case turns deadly when Keegan’s co-defendant is murdered and Grace’s best friend, sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen, is nearly killed. Drawn into a web of deception involving stolen mob money, old scores, and ruthless hit men, Grace must track down the elusive Keegan—a man who is more dangerous than anyone could have guessed—while she has to protect his wife and son from a past they thought was dead and buried.
Tell us about your protagonist, Grace deHaviland?
Grace deHaviland comes from a pretty dark past, full of guilt and anger and regret. She’s bi-racial; Latina and Irish, street smart, and is just plain kick-ass. Her father, a man she barely knew, abandoned her and her mother when Grace was only seven years old. Just gone, without a trace. Grace’s mother, a single parent doing her best to raise an angry, rebellious, troubled daughter is later brutally raped and murdered when Grace is only eighteen. Left to fend for herself, alone except for her best friend, Suzie Jensen, Grace first became a sheriff's deputy—but after less than two years is fired—not sure what to do after that, Grace becomes a bounty hunter, partly she's motivated to track down the young man who raped and murdered her mother, a man Grace brought into their lives, and who jumped bail after his arrest and has been free ever since. For fifteen years.
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Grace deHaviland Short Stories
Operating out of Columbus, Ohio Grace deHaviland became a bounty hunter after losing her job as a sheriff's deputy. Now, often teamed with her best friend, Suzie Jensen, Grace dedicates her life to tracking down those the legal system lets go.

Bling, Bling

Price: $3.99 USD.


Finding Jessie
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,050. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Christmas. That special time of year when help can come from the most improbable of places. That's a good thing, too, because what Grace needs to find Jessie before time runs out, may just be a Christmas miracle.
Bling, Bling
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 19,950. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
“Former cop, Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie... fresh and appealing. She is the kind of woman every woman wants to be. Tough, savvy, and unafraid, Grace is a strong character to follow." -- Suspense Magazine
Whose Greater Good?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,790. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"You have to play by the rules. I get that," Dawson told the U.S. Marshal. "But, I don't."
Officer Down
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,720. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Living a mediocre life and facing the possibility of a cheating spouse, what's a fifteen-year police vet to do? Find out in this short story about a police officer on the edge and desperate to do something about it, with deadly consequences.

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