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In 1845 New York City, a dead woman’s body is discovered in the waters of the East River. Sgt. Daniel Kilmurray’s investigation takes 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.




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?

Find out in BLOOD IN THE WATER – Available from these fine retailers.

New Flynn & Levy Story-Available Now!

Policing for Profit facebook size adA Dead Cop: Murder or Suicide

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.

Gunned down in a dark side street in the lower East side of Manhattan, in the middle of the night, Officer Paul Kackowski bleeds out painfully and alone. Did a couple of young black men kill a hero cop or could something more sinister be at play?

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.

The explosive new story from crime writer David DeLee author of the Grace deHaviland and Nick Lafferty series.

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It’s happening  at www.smashwords.com right now!

For the month of July — FATAL DESTINY (already discounted to $2.99) is being offered for 50% off and CRYSTAL WHITE for a crazy 75% off the regular price of $3.99. The books are available in epub, mobi, and pdf. Get the first books in these two great series

Oh, and they have a bunch of other books available for discount too. It would be crazy not to check it out.



Fatal Destiny – Price Drop

It a St. Patrick’s Day Sales Event
For a limited time only, March 17th & 18th to be specific FATAL DESTINY, book 1 in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series will be on sale for ONLY $0.99.

Just click the Link: And enjoy!
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A Sneak Peek

My publishing company just posted this on their website. It is the cover they’ve created for my next project. It is a Flynn & Levy novella called POLICING FOR PROFIT. POLICING FOR PROFIT COVER

From the www.darkroadpub.com website — “POLICING FOR PROFIT is the third novella in David’s Frank Flynn & Christine Levy series of NYPD police procedurals.

When we know more about what it’s about, we’ll be sure to share that information too (David’s being unusually closed lipped about it). Until then, please enjoy this sneak peek of the cover and be sure to go and check out the first two novellas in the series–COP SHOT and RE-HOMED.”

I guess I better get on the stick and get the darn thing finished.

COP SHOT and RE-HOMED are available from these major e-book retailers.



For a limited time only the e-book version of FATAL DESTINY, Book 1 in the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series will be ON SALE for only $ 2.99.

Don’t miss this special, limited opportunity. Happy Holidays!

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For bounty hunter Grace deHaviland, the job seemed simple. Track down Barry Keegan, a white collar defendant in a corporate embezzlement scandal who’d jumped bail.A bean counter. How hard could that be?

But the case turns deadly when Keegan’s co-defendant ends up 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 tries to protect his wife and son from a past they thought long dead and buried.

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Time Is Running Out!!

YOUR LAST CHANCE to grab DARK JUSTICE, a story bundle of ten novels from these remarkable crime writers, at a price so low its criminal. Authors like Lawrence Block, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Julie Hyzy, Rebecca Cantrell, Dean Wesley Smith, J Daniel Sawyer, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Pati Nagle, and me David DeLee.

So here’s the deal–this bundle goes away after tomorrow. THURSDAY.
Get it now: https://storybundle.com/crime

Before it gets away!

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