Dear Reader, Love Jennifer Chase

Dear Reader,

As you begin my novel, I realize that I immediately threw you right in the middle of the action and it can be a bit jarring. You are probably wondering why. I’m not going to apologize—you have to just tighten your seatbelt a little bit more. You see, I’ve been a huge fan of fast-paced thrillers for as long as I can remember and I wanted to share my love for these types of books with you.  If you’ve picked up my book because of the storyline, I would bet that you like the thrill ride as much as I do. It’s something that we both have in common.

I wrote this book to share with you because I actually experienced, what could be only described as a terrifying encounter, from a real textbook psychopath intent on killing me. Instead of making it just a terrible memory and an experience in my life, I decided to create a character that covertly hunts down serial killers and then emails anonymously the investigative details to the police in charge of the case. We shouldn’t forget about horrible experiences in our life, we should share them, put them right out in the open, and grow from them. That’s what I did.

I bet by now you’re wondering what makes the character Emily Stone tick. She lost her parents when she was barely a teen. They were murdered and the killer has never been found. This experience is what drives her to find killers. In some way, she expects to find the man that killed her parents hoping that it will give her peace. The more she confronts these monsters, the more she can cope with her own demons. Her biggest fear is not saving a victim in time—it’s something that she lives with every day. 

My special reader, I hope that you can forgive me in just throwing you into the action; instead, sit back, and enjoy the ride until the very end. Don’t forget, I’m right there with you as you jump on this roller coaster. Hang on tight!


Jennifer Chase

About the Author

Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning crime fiction author and consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master's degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent sociopath, providing Jennifer with deep personal investment in every story she tells. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling.  She is an affiliate member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists.

Her latest book is the crime thriller, Dead Cold.



About the Book:

Author: Jennifer Chase
Publisher: JEC Press
Pages: 326
Genre: Crime Thriller


What happens when one California community has a disturbing spike in homicides? It catapults cops into a deadly game of murder. Frozen human body parts hideously displayed at the crime scenes offers a horrifying interpretation that only a sadistic serial killer could design—and execute.

On the hunt for a complex serial killer, vigilante detective Emily Stone must face her most daring case yet. Stone’s proven top-notch profiling skills and forensic expertise may not be enough this time.

Young and ambitious, Detective Danny Starr, catches the homicide cases and discovers that it will test everything he knows about police work and the criminal mind. Can he handle these escalating cases or will the police department have to call in reinforcements—the FBI.

Emily Stone’s covert team pushes with extreme urgency to unravel the grisly clues, while keeping their identities hidden from the police. With one last-ditch effort, Stone dangles someone she loves as bait to draw out the killer. She then forces the killer out of their comfort zone with her partner Rick Lopez, and with help from a longtime friend Jordan Smith. A revelation of the serial killer’s identity leaves the team with volatile emotions that could destroy them.

The killer continues to taunt and expertly manipulate the police, as well as Stone’s team, and as they run out of time—they leave behind everyone and everything—in Dead Cold.




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