BODY OF THE CRIME: 2016 Mystery Silver Medal Award Winner from Readers’ Favorite


I’m so honored and excited by winning the Silver Medal Award for Fiction/Mystery-Sleuth from the 2016 International Book Awards Readers’ Favorite. Thank you so much Readers’ Favorite!

Body of the Crime is a Chip Palmer Forensic Mystery and is the first book in the series. I had so much fun creating this forensic hero and you will definitely be seeing more of this quirky character. Thank you to all who have supported, purchased, and reviewed this book, and have made it a best seller. I couldn’t do what I do without all of  you. For that, I’m truly grateful.


From the multi award-winning author of the Emily Stone Thriller Series, comes a new kind of forensic hero:

Three grisly murders linked to five old cold cases, dubbed the Flower Girl Murders, pushes detectives to their limit to find a clever and extremely brutal serial killer, leaving a California town demanding justice. The District Attorney’s Serial Special Task Force retains the help of the reclusive Dr. Chip Palmer, a forensic expert and criminal profiler, to steer them in the right direction. Palmer is known for his astute academic interpretations of serial and predatory crimes, along with his unconventional tactics that goes against general police procedures. He is partnered with the tough and beautiful D.A. Inspector Kate Rawlins, a homicide detective transplanted from Phoenix, and the chemistry ignites between the team–both good and deadly.

The Flower Girl Murders leaves three homicides, five cold cases, two seasoned detectives, three suspects, and one serial killer calling all the shots. The investigation must rely on one eccentric forensic scientist to unravel the clues to solve the case. But at what cost?

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Here’s what readers and reviewers are saying about Body of the Crime:

“A powerful start to an edgy forensic series, with a lead character who’s likely to attract a lot of interest. Body Of The Crime is sure to win favor with Chases many fans and is highly recommended.” ~BookViral

“No lack of explosive drama here! Try and be bored reading this… just try. I dare ya!”  ~Indie Book Reviews

“Jennifer Chase has a gift for excellent plot and characterization, but what will blow readers’ minds is the way she leads them into the criminal mind of the killer.” ~ Readers’ Favorite

“I was so captivated by this suspenseful and action filled book that once I started reading it I had a hard time putting it down.” ~ Amazon Reviewer

“Each scene was riveting, imaginative, and well-described (where we feel like we are there) and always added to the progression of the overall storyline (no needless filler fluff here!).” ~ Avid Reader


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