All Joslyn Chase Books

Nocturne In Ashes

Now she’s playing for her life!

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With the death of her husband and son, concert pianist Riley Forte’s life and career shattered. Her comeback performance bombs, her sponsor pulls out, and she faces the tattered ruins of a once-happy life.

When Mt. Rainier erupts, isolating her in a small community stalked by a serial killer, it seems like the end of everything, but it brings a new chance for Riley.

If she can evade the clutches of a dedicated killer.

In a riveting action story filled with breathtaking suspense, Riley fights to hang on to the one thing she has left—her life, and the one thing she needs to turn it around—redemption.

Fans of Jeffery Deaver, Lisa Gardner, and Peter Robinson will be captivated by this page-turner. If you like a gripping, suspenseful tale, grab your copy of Nocturne in Ashes and prepare to burn the midnight oil.


Steadman’s Blind

Called to a crime scene, caught in a pursuit that will change his life forever. Or end it.

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Chief Deputy Randall Steadman knows how to read people, making him tough to face in the interrogation room. He learns the hard way those tactics don’t apply at the poker table.

Watching the last of his money disappear in a pile of plastic chips, Steadman thinks it can’t get worse. Then new disaster strikes, spinning him off on a quest to catch a killer and protect an innocent girl, aided only by his new and untried partner, Detective Cory Frost.

Extortion, a deadly volcano, and a triple homicide mark the beginning of a long and winding road for Steadman and Frost.

If you like books by C.J. Box, Thomas Perry, and Jeffery Deaver, you’ve just found a new favorite in Steadman’s Blind!


Cromwell’s Echo & More Tales of Surprise & Suspense

Ruthless criminals. Cryptic clues.

Cover of Cromwell's EchoWill Cathryn’s trip into Cromwell territory end in triumph? Or will she be history?

This collection of short stories by Joslyn Chase will delight you with surprise, suspense, and many a heartwarming moment.

You’ll meet spies and the ones who foil their plans. You’ll meet a kidnapper whose unsuccessful scheme may be his saving grace. You’ll meet a dozen characters just waiting to surprise you when best-laid plans run amok.

If you like suspense served up with humor and happy endings, grab your copy of Cromwell’s Echo and settle in for some reading fun!


No Rest: 14 Tales of Chilling Suspense

No Rest coverFourteen spine-tingling tales guaranteed to chill and unnerve!

Inside this volume, you’ll find stories that compel you to keep turning pages. Characters, settings, and plots that will rivet you to the edge of your seat.

You’ll find spies in training, experts in deceit, and desperate artists caught up in the ruin of broken dreams. You’ll meet disturbed domestics, ambitious chefs, and lowlifes with nothing left to lose.

You’ll thrill at these suspense-packed stories. So catch up on your beauty sleep.

Once you start reading, it’ll be No Rest for you!


The Broken Bird

The Broken Bird coverOne suspicious death. One key to what happened.

Innocence and malice, hatched in the same nest, ends in tragedy for one family.

Father Tonio Rinaldi helps fold back the layers exposing the rotten egg, standing by to pick up the broken pieces.

One girl holds the key to the truth. Can Father Rinaldi guide her into revealing it?

Fans of Jeffery Deaver, Ruth Rendell, and Daphne Du Maurier’s short stories will love reading The Broken Bird.

Grab your copy today!

The Broken Bird is part of the short story collection, No Rest: 14 Tales of Chilling Suspense. Get it free, at your favorite bookseller!


Under The Blood-Red Maple

Under The Blood-Red Maple coverThe story they all clamor for paves the gateway to hell.

It’s not the brushstrokes, composition, or her brilliant use of light and color. It’s not the agonies underlying the paint or the dream of revealing something both momentous and simple with the sweep of the brush.

It’s just the damn story.

They all clamor for it, but every time Leigh is obliged to tell it, it wears away a little piece of her soul.

Soon she will be soulless.

Get the story and see what everyone’s clamoring about.

Under The Blood-Red Maple is part of the short story collection, No Rest: 14 Tales of Chilling Suspense.

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Duet for Piano & Chisel

New spin on an old art form. Criminals beware.

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She’s a concert pianist, classically trained and touched by tragedy. He’s a sculptor, learning how to live again after a traumatic brain injury.

Each damaged by circumstance and struggling to rise from the ashes, they join forces to solve the crime after witnessing a terrible tragedy that turned out to be more than mere accident.

Piano meets chisel in a bravura performance that will keep you guessing to the end. Don’t miss it!


The Tower

One prison. No escape.

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In the uneasy aftermath of WWII in Bavaria, Laura Schreiner must choose whether to help her father nurse an American GI back to health.

The decision she makes changes the course of her life, drawing her into a web of evil spun by a man who learned from the masters.

And who holds the key to her future.

In the face of his cruel obsession, can she free herself from the entanglement of the tower and embrace a life of love and freedom? If you love suspense steeped in romance, you’ll revel in The Tower.

Available in audiobook!


Death of a Muse

The cat gets nine lives. David gets one. Time is running out for both of them.

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David Peeler, a sculptor poised for a brilliant career and an equally anticipated marriage, loses it all at the point of a knife.

In a last-ditch effort to find a gleam of his former sparkle, David attends an artist retreat where he enjoys the companionship of  Muse, the resident tabby.

Until someone kills the cat.

Proving who did it may be the key to getting it all back, if he can solve her murder before he shares her fate.

If you love crime stories with a puzzle to solve, grab Death of a Muse today.


Double Eclipse

Double the suspense. One mystery. One thriller.

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 Dark Sky, Full Circle

An eclipse is coming. An eclipse that will obscure the sun and expose the sins of four guilty men.

When the sky grows dark, they will have come full circle.

Ride over. Payment due.

Covenant of Peace

Every year, on the 17th of August, Tabitha Wilkins runs nine miles.

Her chest aches, her head hurts, and blisters sprout on the bottoms of her feet, but she endures the pain.

She needs the pain.

Four years ago, on August 17th, police found her sister’s broken body. Tabitha knows someday she’ll find the man who broke it.

Looking into his eyes, she’ll make a choice—forgive him, or kill him.

Two stories, intertwined beneath a total eclipse of the sun—a  spectacle you won’t want to miss. Get your copy of Double Eclipse today, for a double round of high suspense!


What Leads A Man To Murder

Twelve stories. Countless twists. Lots of suspenseful fun!

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For fans of Jeffery Deaver’s short stories with a twist, this collection of diverse tales from prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase, will seize you by the throat and pull you along at a tingling pace.

What leads a man to murder? Neil Anderson ponders the question over morning coffee and a newspaper report of a missing girl. By midnight he’s found a personally compelling answer, drawing him into the horrifying center of the question.

She bears a scar that mars her breast. And her soul. Entangled in a game of lies, Adalet stakes every last bit of herself on winning, but the odds are not in her favor.

A young doctor, part of an elite medical task force, sets a course for adventure in Bangladesh, where she faces the harsh realities of a killer disease, and the human element which aids and abets it. Dr. Elizabeth Mason’s first tour of duty turns out to be more than she bargained for…but just what she needed.

Suspenseful, surprising, twisted, and provocative, this collection of Joslyn Chase stories demonstrates the dexterity and verve that keeps fans raving for more!


And Then There Were Nine

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Nine thrilling stories from nine masters of suspense!

Intriguing characters, surprising situations, and mysterious twists—you’ll find it all in this spectacular collection of suspense fiction.

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A Touch of Native Color

Spurn the curse, reap the nightmare.

The name on his driver’s license was George Henry, but people called him Chief.

He had the bloodline, the heritage, the native skills. And no desire to live up to the name.

Until the day he helped murder an innocent girl.

Prize-winning author, Joslyn Chase, introduces Chief Redfish in a captivating story of murder on the Hood Canal. Fascinating historic details, incredible landscape, a tragic gypsy curse, and the fiendishly cold killing of an unsuspecting young woman all come into play, woven like an indian rug. A winner!



She bears a scar that mars her breast. And her soul.

Adalet sees only one way to overcome the ruins of her life. Entangled in a deadly game of lies, she stakes every last shred of herself on winning.

And the odds are not in her favor.

In a struggle between revenge and redemption, Adalet balances on a thin crust of sanity.

If you love a story full of twists and suspense, take a ride with Adalet.



Furrows run deep…

A countryside mental facility, isolated in the hills of rural Virginia. An award-winning psychiatrist, reticent about revealing his methods. An ambitious journalist, still a little green around the edges.

When the three come together under mysterious circumstances, mischief rules the day, and not the benevolent kind.

Experience the thrill and horror of Gladwell Hollow and uncover the secrets of its deepest furrows.

The Furrows collection contains two bonuses: Bedtime Story and Absolution

Question your cravings

A dark creature comes to Pine Hollow. Unbidden, unseen, it invades the homes—and children—of the neighborhood, even as a bright young boy makes a horrifying discovery that will put his name on the scientific map.

And doom his classmates to an unthinkable fate.

The dilemma tests the limits of Adam Sterling’s courage…and his conscience.

The weight of his deed overwhelmed him

A dying man. A reluctant priest. Father Lucas helped lighten the load for sinful folks every day, but now he faced an extraordinary confession—one he’d rather not hear.

The petitioner spoke. Father Lucas listened. A mystifying tale tinged with mercy, guilt, and tragedy unfolded.

The last thing Father Lucas expected to hear.


Rachmaninoff’s Peasant

Music school can be murder…

In the high-stakes world of Kristelhof Fine Arts Academy, pianist Georgia Findlay plays to win. The high-tension level of talent, drive, and competition on campus keeps students scrambling for position, but Georgia never misses a quarter of a beat.

Not even the death of her best mentor slows her down.

The story of a cutthroat rivalry and one girl’s break from the life of a peasant in a bid for the golden crown.

Rachmaninoff’s Peasant includes the bonus story What Leads A Man To Murder

One woman, dead by midnight. Snuffed out in a gush of blood and water, like the day she came in. Naked in body and soul.

One man, wondering what makes a killer. What twisted workings of fate and character lead one person to steal the life of another?

Neil Anderson starts his day with two things on his lips—a cup of strong coffee and this question:

What leads a man to murder?

Before day’s end, he’ll learn more about it than he ever wanted to know.


The Sodden Spectators

Book smart and beyond…

Mystery novelist Cathryn Harcourt never met a mystery she couldn’t solve…in the pages of her own books. Faced with a real-life puzzle on which hangs the happiness of two young lovers, can she find a solution before they’re forced apart?

And when the stakes rise higher than anyone imagined, can she outsmart a wily, unsuspected murderer?

Join Cathryn as she travels from Kentucky to Brazil on the tracks of a clever killer.

The Sodden Spectators collection features two bonus stories: A Simple Glass of Water and Blessings and Curses on a Calico Cat

Her thirst rocked his world…

Who knew a simple glass of water could hold so much? And that it could change from half empty to half full in the course of a day.

It carried the seeds of Ruben’s destruction, turned his world upside down, and drowned him in despair.

Might it also offer the key to his salvation?

Luck be a lady…

If curiosity killed the cat, it sat behind the wheel of a white Chrysler LeBaron the day Mrs. Friskers died. A young woman, raised on a diet of superstition, struggles to chop away the apron strings and prove her worth to a persnickety, white-gloved mama. The loss of her mouse-killing cat makes the battle twice as hard.

And twice as lonely.

A humorous and heart-warming story of a young woman learning to stand on her own.


Tickling The Tiger

It waits in the shadows…

A young doctor, part of an elite medical task force, sets a course for adventure in Bangladesh, where she faces the harsh realities of a killer disease. And the human element aiding and abetting it.

Virulent germs, natural disaster, and the murder of a Hindu priest combine to make Dr. Elizabeth Mason’s first tour of duty more than she bargained for.

But just what she needs.

Tickling The Tiger includes a bonus story: Song of The Gondolier

Do you ever just want to hit rewind?

He spends his days in breathtaking vistas, charming wealthy passengers with his songs and collecting fat tips.

Until the bottom fell out of his world.

What happens when a desperate man finds himself with an appalling choice to make? How does he square it with himself? And if the choice proves fatal, how does he tell his story?

Hold on tight for this backwards-told-tale of a nice man in a nasty position and how his life hangs—literally—in the balance.