David DeLee

Biography

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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Books

Too Far
Series: Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novels. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 79,220. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2017 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Grace deHaviland – Nick Lafferty Cross Over Event Book 5 in the award-winning Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series, featuring ex-DEA Agent Nick Lafferty (CRYSTAL WHITE and OUT OF THE GAME) together for the first time. Let the sparks fly and the bodies drop!
If Not for Bad Luck
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Meet Jacob Rowe. If not for bad luck, he’d have no luck at all. He’s just lost his job. His car’s been repossessed. And his girlfriend just dumped him. All he wants to do is hang out in Stoddard Cemetery and drown his sorrows in cheap whiskey. So naturally, that’s when he sees a friggin’ ghost. Too bad seeing a ghost is only the start of his troubles.
Blue Charlie Foxtrot
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,390. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2017 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
An Army vet’s apparent suicide leads Bannon to investigate an old friendly fire incident and its possible cover-up.
A Murder on Pearl Street
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2017 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
That summer day in 1845, Cassidy Porter, the owner of gambling den, brothels, and illegal drinking establishments, whistled gaily, a man on top of the world. Until two bullets from a six barrel, pepper box revolver put a bloody end to him.
Moral Misconduct: A Flynn & Levy Novella Collection
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,490. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2016 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Get Three Thrilling Novellas For One Low Price! MORAL MISCONDUCT - This collection includes the first three Flynn & Levy novellas from award winning author David DeLee
Stare at the Moon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,320. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a violent stalker attacks an unassuming school teacher, Sheriff Deputy Suzie Jensen gets the call. Determined to catch Amy Hewitt’s tormentor, Suzie crosses professional and jurisdictional lines, putting her at odds with the investigating detectives. When the situation escalates from dangerous to deadly, Suzie calls the one person who can help: bounty hunter Grace deHaviland.
Any Means Necessary
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Alone on the Atlantic Ocean, three days out from Boston Harbor and the coastline of America, the MV CALEB may be bringing a very dangerous cargo to the United States. Brice Bannon, along with his friends Tarakesh “Blades” Sardana and Skyjack McMurphy, must confirm the existence of the threat and then neutralize it by any means necessary.
The Woman on Pier 29
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,580. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In 1845 New York City, a dead woman’s body is discovered in the waters of the East River. Sgt. Daniel Kilmurray’s investigation take him from the briny piers of the lower East Side to the spectacular opulence of the Park Hotel, from seedy tenement basement bars to unsavory boarding houses where the most despicable of crimes are committed, during a time when modern policing is in its infancy.
Blood in the Water
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2016 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Benton Walsh and his wife Abby are on a mission. They’ve arrived on the Isle of Shoals along the New England sea coast for a very specific purpose and they’re being damn secretive about it. Why? What are they up to? What does the eighteenth century pirate John Quelch and an old wives’ tales of lost treasure have to do with it? And why would anyone want to kill them over it?
Policing for Profit
Series: Flynn & Levy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,590. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2016 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Flynn once again teamed with former Internal Affairs Detective Christine Levy catches the call all homicide detectives hate most—a cop’s been killed. But as Flynn and Levy dig deeper, the investigation strains their partnership and puts them in the cross-hairs of some very dangerous people. All while a racially-charged city holds its breath—and waits.
What Meets the Eye
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Sea adventures, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Accused of something he didn’t do, nine-year-old Tommy Hendrickson hires hard-boiled, tough-guy, private investigator Brice Bannon to clear his name and bring the real perpetrator to justice. Tommy’s offense—stealing cookies from the cookie jar. But as Bannon tries to help, he learns the hard way no good deed goes unpunished when there’s more to the story than what meets the eye.
Takedown
Series: Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novels, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,040. Language: American English. Published: November 5, 2015 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
WINNER OF THE 2016 BEST INDIE BOOK AWARD FOR MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER WHEN THE HUNTER BECOMES THE HUNTED - Book 4 in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Series
Re-Homed
Series: Flynn & Levy, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,280. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2015 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A Flynn & Levy Murder Mystery NYPD detectives Frank Flynn & Christine Levy are back!
Fugitives: A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Box Set
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 278,530. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
The Grace deHaviland Collection - A Box Set containing Books 1-3
Out of the Game
Series: Nick Lafferty. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,630. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2014 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ex-DEA Agent Nick Lafferty--the hero from CRYSTAL WHITE--is Back!
With Intent To Deceive
Series: Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novels, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,650. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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.
Pin Money
Series: Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novels, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,040. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three action-packed Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter novellas in one great book A Cold Wind, Amber Alert & A Matter of Justice (and including the bonus short story--Discreet Fling) "Grace deHaviland is one tough cookie." - SUSPENSE MAGAZINE "A fascinating point of view character." - KRISTINE KATHRYN RUSCH
Cop Shot
Series: Flynn & Levy, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2013 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
One Dead Cop. Two Determined Detectives. And More Suspects Than You Can Shake a Wiretap At. The exciting new short story from David DeLee, the author of CRYSTAL WHITE and the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series.
Mystery, Mayhem & Murder
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,730. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
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. An omnibus of crime fiction from author David DeLee.
Tainted Badge (A Short Story Collection)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,470. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A thrilling collection of short stories by David DeLee, an exciting new voice in crime fiction and author of Crystal White. Includes his latest Cop Shot and the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter story Family Matters
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
The Last House on the Left
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,910. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The last house on the left down the desolate road has been there for generations. The Hendricks’ house it’s called by the people of the small, tightly knit community of Holderfield. But what secrets does it hold?
Serious Consequences
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,060. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Pushed too far by a rebellious teenage daughter, what’s a father to do
Grand Jury
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,140. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A deputy district attorney confronts a witness over her testimony in a grand jury hearing.
Crystal White
Series: Nick Lafferty, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,640. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(4.50)
With nothing to live for, will only death satisfy his need for revenge? The sensational new crime thriller from David DeLee, author of FATAL DESTINY and the Grace deHaviland bounty hunter series.
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."
Discreet Fling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,230. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2011 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sheriff's deputy, Suzie Jensen teams up with BCI agent, Eugene Booker to investigate murder in Central Ohio.
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)
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.
Runners
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,650. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2011 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A Collection of Grace deHaviland Short Stories A thrilling Introduction to the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Series “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
Family Matters
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 5. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2011 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
“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
Fatal Destiny - A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novel
Series: Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novels, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,540. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
“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
Fatal Tryst
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 4. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,410. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00)
“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
Futile Effort
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,030. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2011 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
“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
First Impressions
Series: Grace deHaviland Short Stories, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 9,570. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2010 by Dark Road Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50)
“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

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