Caleb and Linda Pirtle Best Cover Design for a Crime Novel: Dead Burn by Jennifer Chase

Caleb and Linda Pirtle is pleased to announce the winners of its Best Cover Design for Mystery Novels. The awards will be announced each day, and they are being given in the genres of International Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Thriller, Crime, Historical Crime, Romantic Suspense, Paranormal Mystery, Cozy Mystery, Thriller, Detective, Spy Thriller, Crime Suspense, Hard-Boiled, Political Thriller, and Suspense.


















The Story: Terrified California residents face the shocking dilemma of yet another serial killer roaming freely in their neighborhoods.  However, this time it is an evolving serial killer anomaly that relentlessly searches for, hunts down, and ingeniously traps his victims before unleashing his fiery rage.  Always two steps ahead of the cops and fire investigators, the killer hones in on the next sinful target leaving a trail of bones and ashes behind as evidence.  It rocks the criminal justice system to the core as a string of arson murders hits inside their turf.

COVERCONTEST-BESTCOVERVigilante detective Emily Stone hunts serial killers and child abductors, covertly and under the law enforcement radar, with her intrinsic skills of criminal profiling and forensic investigation.  With Stone’s toughest case yet, the arson serial killer immediately crosses her radar and sends her into the dark territory of a lethal pyromaniac’s mind – to the point of no return.

While following the clues of the relentless firebomber, Stone grabs the attention of a government anti-terrorist organization called GATE that oversees all law enforcement cases across the U.S., which now focuses their sights on her proven abilities.  They have very specific plans for her, whether she likes it or not.

Everything teeters on the edge of reality, as Stone must battle for her life against a hired assassin and an arson serial killer.  Lines are drawn on both sides of the law.  Friendships and lovers are tested.

DEAD BURN pummels the reader with relentless action and suspense until the end.

About the Author: Jennifer Chase holds a bachelor degree in police forensics and a master s in criminology. In addition, she holds certifications in serial crime and criminal profiling. She s a member of the International Association of Forensic Criminologists. She is a freelance writer, award winning author, and criminologist.

Jennifer has an intense curiosity about crime and the varied connections between the actual crime and the criminal mind. Her academic background has helped to prepare her to write in the thriller and true crime genres.


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