A MATTER OF JUSTICE – A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novella
August – 2013
Busted by BCI agent Eugene Booker and sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen in a joint prostitution sting operation, accused call girl Cynthia “Cheyenne” Goodwin skips bail after making a plea agreement with the Ohio’s Attorney General’s office and county prosecutors. Strange behavior for a defendant with a deal.
Hired to track down and bring the girl in, bounty hunter Grace deHaviland soon discovers there’s more to the case than her skip’s odd decision to jump bail, forcing Grace to confront more than one old enemy. As she sorts through the lies, the half-truths, and risks her friendships with Booker and Suzie, Grace must ultimately face the most dangerous adversary of her career–for the second time!
How high a price will she pay for a matter of justice?
AMBER ALERT – A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novella
On a snowy, winter night, sheriff’s deputy, Suzie Jensen finds a shoeless kid scrounging for food in a dumpster. Taken in, the abused boy refuses to talk. Undeterred, Suzie identifies a suspect, but finding him proves a more difficult task. Out of clues and out of time, Suzie calls her best friend, bounty hunter Grace deHaviland for help. Together, will they be enough to stop a pedophile in time to save his other victims?
A COLD WIND – A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Novella
Bounty hunter Grace deHaviland’s latest case involves a young Hispanic man named Rico Sanchez who jumped bail on a simple DWI and minor weapons possession arrest. The sort of simple, bread and butter case Grace thrives on, until she digs deeper.
Now, drawn into a complex, joint task force investigation, Grace, along with her best friend sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen, find themselves facing off against gunrunners, the U.S. Marshal Service, and the ATF. Squeezed from all sides, they must do what the feds, and even Grace’s occasional lover, BCI agent Eugene Booker, won’t, if they are to find Sanchez before time runs out…for him and for them.
DISCREET FLING – A Suzie Jensen Murder Mystery
Sheriff’s deputy, Suzie Jensen has investigated vicious murders before, so when she teams with BCI agent Eugene Booker to investigate the savage beating death of a woman in downtown Columbus, Ohio, it is not the level of violence that surprises her, it is the secrets the victims had and the length she will need to go to catch a killer, without becoming a victim herself.
When bounty hunter Grace deHaviland is brought in to locate a cheating, conniving, financial management guru–arrested on multiple fraud and theft charges–who skipped out on bail, she has her hands full, not only with trying to track the missing man down, but also dealing with a street-wise rapper who’s popularity is in decline, his contentious wife and their disintegrating marriage and careers, and a desperate manhunt that might end up getting her killed.
This story originally appeared in the 2011 MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA anthology THE RICH AND THE DEAD
Includes the story DISCREET FLING
FAMILY MATTERS – A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Short Story
Family is very important to some people, as bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen find out when a simple assault turns into a murder charge, and tracking down the bail jumper responsible raises troubling issues of illegal immigration, racism and family loyalty.
FATAL TRYST – A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Short Story
Bounty hunter, Grace deHaviland and her best friend, sheriff’s deputy, Suzie Jensen have often worked together, but when the bail jumper they’re after is a school teacher charged with sex crimes, the issues they struggle with and the secrets they uncover are both startling, and disturbing; and strike too close to home.
FUTILE EFFORT – A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Short Story
Expect the unexpected is a mantra bounty hunter Grace deHaviland has lived by for many years, but when she’s tasked with tracking down a young bail jumper for a relatively minor assault charge, even she couldn’t anticipate the trouble she and her friend, sheriff’s deputy Suzie Jensen,get into.
And the lengths they’ll have to go to get out of it.
KICKIN’ IT SOUTH OF THE BORDER –
A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Short Story
Tracking a U.S. bail jumper across the border into Mexico is illegal. But when bounty hunter Grace deHaviland and Sheriff’s Deputy Suzie Jensen do just that, facing charges isn’t their biggest problem: Getting back alive is.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS – A Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter Short Story
November 2010 — Currently available for FREE
When you’re a bounty hunter, making snap judgments about people will often save your life. But what if those first impressions are wrong? When Grace deHaviland chases a bail jumper to the White Mountains of New Hampshire, a long way from her home turf of Columbus, Ohio, she may discover the answer — with deadly consequences.