Jennifer Chase

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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 affiliat

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Silent Partner (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Dark Mind - An Emily Stone Thriller (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: A Serial Killer Plagues an Island Paradise Vigilante detective Emily Stone continues her covert pursuits to find serial killers and child abductors, all under the radar while shadowing police investigations. Emily searches for an abducted nine-year-old girl taken by ruthless and enterprising slave brokers. Following the clues from California to the garden island of Kauai, she begins to piece together the evidence and ventures deep into the jungle. It doesn’t take long before Emily is thrown into the middle of murder, mayhem, and conspiracy. Locals aren’t talking as a serial killer now stalks the island, taking women in a brutal frenzy of ancient superstitions and folklore. Local cops are unprepared for what lies ahead. In a race against the clock, Emily and her team must identify the killer before time runs out.
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OMG Jennifer!! I don't know what to say!

"Little Girls Sleeping" is a gripping and page-turning read! I could not put it down!

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“Signature behaviors are those behaviors that an offender commits during the crime that fills a psychological or emotional need, such as the level of damage inflicted upon the victim. Dawson moved back to his table and casually glanced down at his steno pad. “Dr. Palmer with regard to this particular case, were you given materials to review?” “Yes.” “And as a result of those materials, did you become familiar with the rape and murder of Constance Sullivan, rape and murder of Della Garcia, and rape and murder of Peggy Dayton?”
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“overflowing radiator filled her nose. It had a familiar sweet and earthy smell.”
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Jaree Francis

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Jennifer Chase Thanks Erin :) Nice to meet you. Will do... my facebook: author jennifer chase.

message 35: by Erin

Erin Jamison Thanks for the friendship. Follow me on Facebook at

Penelope Marzec Thanks for adding me as a friend!

Jennifer Chase Thanks Tom. Enjoy the read :)

message 32: by Thomas

Thomas D. Jen,
Thanks for the heads up on the book. I see it is on Kindle so I'll plug it in tonight.

message 31: by Jaree

Jaree Francis Ello

- Jay

message 30: by Regulo

Regulo Jr. Hi Jennifer, I hope I can make it to your book signing in Aromas, California in May 8, 2010 at the Aromas Country Garden Tour.

I live in Gilroy just near your apperance. Looking forward to talking to you then. Wishing Best of Luck!


message 29: by Regulo

Regulo Jr. Hi Jennifer, Thank you for the friend add on, and Congratulations on your books. I definitely look forward to reading you novels. I also enjoyed reviewing your blog page. I want to check out your blog site some more very interesting. I look forward to talking to you on some book discussions when you get a chance. Drop me a message on my friend comments on goodread when you have a chance.


message 28: by Saxon

Saxon Henry Hi Jennifer; great to be connected. I listed your blog on both of mine: and

message 27: by KIKA

KIKA Thanks for the add!

Victoria Simcox Hi Jennifer, thanks for adding me. Best Wishes for the holiday season. Victoria Simcox ")

Rosemary Congratulations on Compulsion!

message 24: by J.R.

J.R. Jennifer,
A pleasure to friend you here. I've sent you a friend request on Crimespace, too.

message 23: by Gail

Gail Koger Got chocolate?


message 22: by Shane

Shane Briant Hi Jennifer,

I sent you a note on your web site. My 6th thriller was published in the USA this May (Worst Nightmares (Vanguard Press)) I went to NY a couple of times to promote it. Second time was for Thrillerfest (International Thriller Writers (see their site)) A whole group of my favourite writers were there. You should think about going this year! Deaver, Child, Berry, Neville, Cussler to name a few were there and very chatty) Please join Thrillermasters (think it's and take a glance at I live in Sydney. Best wishes, Shane Briant

Jennifer Chase It's great to meet you! Thanks, and I'll take that cup of coffee now.


message 19: by Iimani

Iimani David Welcome fellow literary artist. Now that you've joined the ranks, I'll set some coffee to brew.


Jennifer Chase Hi Lisette,

It's great to meet you! You have an exciting background and work history. I'm looking forward to reading your book "Crooked Moon".

I wish you much success.


message 17: by Lisette

Lisette Brodey Hi Jennifer:

Nice to meet you! COMPULSION sounds terrific! I've added it to my TO-READ list. I'm looking forward to reading your entire blog post about the Dugard Abduction on your website.

All best wishes,

message 16: by Darcia

Darcia Helle Jennifer,

Compulsion sounds like the type of book I won't be able to put down. I've put it right at the top of my list of books to buy!

I wish you tons of success.


message 15: by Evan

Evan Very nice to meet you, Jennifer.

All the best,

message 14: by Ed

Ed Thank you for the friend add, Jennifer, and connecting on GR. All best things for your new book. Have a great week.


Jennifer Chase Hi Mike,

Thanks so much. Beautiful paintings! Thank you for the link. I love this type of expression. I find that taking photos (for me) is a nice distraction from writing.


message 12: by Hertzan

Hertzan Chimera Jennifer,

nice photos - you should really see the PAINTINGS of Harriet White, who recently exhibited here in Oxford at Wiseman.

Jennifer Chase My pleasure Dylan. Thanks for the friendship. Hope you're having a great weekend!


message 10: by Dylan

Dylan HI Jennifer,

Thanks for the friend request. Have a wonderful weekend.


message 9: by Bill

Bill Jennifer,

Thank you for the facebook friendship. I'll take a look at your work on amazon. Mine...two books...THE FEATHERY and A DEADLY CLASS REUNION. Best of more writing success.


Jennifer Chase Thank you Linda for the friendship. Have a great weekend!

Jennifer Chase Thanks Bradley. Nice to meet you!

L.B.B. Jennifer
Thanks for the friend request.
I really like your profile. Your book
Compulsion looks intriguing. I share
your curiosity with what makes some people tick.
Best Linda

Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

Jennifer Chase Thanks Alta. Good to meet you! Yes, I can relate to my large stack of books I want to read too. :)

message 3: by Alta

Alta Good evening!
Thanks for the friend request! I look forward to reading your book once I clear out some library books already on my shelf :D

message 2: by Ellen

Ellen Hi Jennifer!
Thanks so much for your friend request :)


Andrea Kulman Hi there. Thank you for being a friend.

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