Jennifer Chase is a multi award-winning and USA Today BestSelling crime fiction author, as well as a consulting criminologist. Jennifer holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master’s degree in criminology & criminal justice. These academic pursuits developed out of her curiosity about the criminal mind as well as from her own experience with a violent psychopath, 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, and member of the International Thriller Writers.
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Q: What’s inside the mind of someone who writes crime thrillers?
There's just too much going on in the mind of a crime thriller author! At least for me, most of my days I'm devising ways of killing characters, unusual crime scenes, and how my detective will ultimately find the killer.
Q: What (or who) inspires you to write crime thrillers?
Everything going on around me I find inspirational. We seem to live in a fast paced world with so much to draw from for a writer. Much of my stories are my imagination, but sometimes, the inspiration comes from headlines or cold cases.
Q: What makes a good crime thriller?
Sometimes the term "thriller" seems to morph into other genres, such as crime, suspense, mystery, and just a pinch of romance. I like the combination of all those genres with a fast paced story, cat and mouse, hold your breath, and to be always rooting for the detective. That to me makes a great crime thriller.
Q: Tell us why readers should buy LAST GIRLS ALIVE?
If you love thrillers with a strong police procedural, you will love Last Girls Alive. And for an added bonus the heroine, Detective Katie Scott, ex-army veteran, fighting PTSD, has her trusty K9 with her. Detective Scott heads the cold case unit and her cases seem to stoke up the stakes and land her in some very precarious predicaments. She had a great partner, Deputy Sean McGaven, who always has her back.
When Detective Katie Scott is called to the discovery of a young girl buried on the grounds of a former children’s home in Pine Valley, California, Katie assumes the victim is Candace Harlan, who ran away from Elm Hill Manor five years ago. It would be a devastating end to the cold case Katie’s been working on. But the girl in the ground is not Candace.
Katie must dig deep to confront her own fears and protect the vulnerable – but as the body count rises further, will there be anyone left to save?
Q: Where can readers find out more about you and your work?
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