Date Published: July 2, 2017
Publisher: JEC Press
Every Emily Stone Thriller is a stand-along novel.
From the multi-award winning series:
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.
What is the hardest part of writing your books?
Writing is a way of life and passion for any author. Most aspects about writing a book I absolutely love, including research. However, for me, procrastination can be my nemesis. I become so involved with research, new story ideas and outlines; it can sometimes get the better of me—namely my time on a current book project.
What songs are most played on your Ipod?
I listen to such an eclectic combination of music and friends often have mixed expressions when they see my song lists. When I’m writing, I listen to classical music, usually just a solo piano. It keeps me focused on my story and doesn’t distract me to want to sing along. When I research and outline, I love everything from heavy metal to 80s pop. When I edit, it’s only the beauty of silence.
Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I have beta readers. They are like gold to me with feedback and critiques.
What book are you reading now?
I always have one fiction and one non-fiction book that I’m reading. I’m behind on the Lincoln Rhyme series by Jeffrey Deaver (one of my favorite authors)—I’m currently reading The Kill Room. As for my non-fiction, I’m reading a book on Introductory Chemistry by Charles H. Corwin and Cold Case Homicides by Richard H. Walton.
How did you start your writing career?
I’ve loved writing as long as I can remember. It had taken a back seat to my previous main job in the business world. As for writing, I’ve worked as a small paper journalist and an Internet copywriter. I’ve written more than a dozen screenplays before writing my first novel, Compulsion, in 2007.
My newest release is Dead Cold, an Emily Stone Thriller, is the latest standalone book. Emily Stone is a vigilante detective who hunts down serial killers and child abductors, covertly and under the law enforcement radar. She’s uses her skills of criminal profiling and forensics investigation to catch the killer.
In Dead Cold—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. 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.
About the Author
Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning author and consulting criminologist. She has authored eight crime fiction novels, including the multiple award-winning Emily Stone thriller series along with a screenwriting workbook.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor degree in police forensics and a Master's degree in criminology. 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.