About Me

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Greetings from Arizona

My name is Dharma Kelleher, and I write pulse-pounding crime fiction that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

I’m one of the few openly transgender authors in the crime fiction genre.

My action-driven thrillers explore the complexities of social and criminal justice in a world where the legal system favors the privileged.

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I've published three separate series including the Jinx Ballou Bounty Hunter series, the Avery Byrne Goth Vigilante series, and the Shea Stevens Outlaw Biker series.

I've also written a nonfiction book for authors titled Breakthrough.

I’m a proud member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the Alliance of Independent Authors. 

Originally from Atlanta, I live in metro Phoenix with my wife, Eileen, and a black cat named Mouse.

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Would you like a free Jinx Ballou crime thriller?

When a serial arsonist terrorizes her city, rookie officer Jinx Ballou throws herself into the investigation only to become the target of an bigoted internal investigation.

Undeterred, Jinx joins forces with a bounty hunter, embarking on a dangerous journey to bring the killer to justice, no matter the cost.

Filled with twists and turns, Blood and Fire is a heart-stopping ride through the mean streets and unforgiving desert of Phoenix, Arizona. If you love fast-paced crime thrillers with a strong female protagonist, this book is for you.

So sign up for my mailing list and get your free copy of Blood and Fire today. You won't regret it!

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Dharma Kelleher with her wife Eileen.
A photo of Mouse, Dharma Kelleher's black cat, sitting on her desk and staring at the camera.