Published March 2018
When Arizona bounty hunter Jinx Ballou is outed as transgender, she’s thrown into a tailspin. The bail bond company she works for axes her, and she’s desperate to find a new job.
Boyfriend and fellow bounty hunter Conor gives her a tip about another agency that might be hiring, and soon Jinx lands the job and is on the hunt for an infamous handicapped girl who’s accused of killing her mother and fleeing town.
The teenager proves to be slippery, and Jinx’s job becomes even more dangerous when a Chechen crime boss gets involved and threatens her and the lives of the people she loves.
Fans of crime fiction will enjoy this fast-paced novel brimming with fresh characters, witty dialogue, and twists and turns galore.
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Praise for Chaser: A Jinx Ballou Novel
“Dharma Kelleher has created one of the most unique characters in crime fiction. Bounty hunter Jinx Ballou is a creation of contrasting parts. She’s tough but compassionate, profane but sensitive, butch but feminine—and there’s no dark alley she won’t walk down. In Chaser, the only job she can get, after she’s outed as transgender in the press, brings her into the crosshairs of a murderous human trafficker nobody else would dare tangle with. Jinx takes the work and off we go on a thrilling ride that will have you turning pages into the wee hours of the morning!”
—Renee James, author of SEVEN SUSPECTS
“With Chaser, Dharma Kelleher breaks new ground and breaths new life into a great genre. Jinx Ballou is the best thing to happen to crime fiction since V. I. Warshawski.”
—Greg Barth, author of SELENA
Reader Club Questions for Chaser: A Jinx Ballou Novel
- What did you like best about CHASER?
- What did you like least?
- What other books did CHASER remind you of?
- Which character(s) did you like best? Why?
- Which character(s) did you like least? Why?
- What feelings did this book evoke for you?
- If you had the chance to ask the author one question about CHASER or the characters, what would it be?
- What do you think of the book’s title? How does it relate to the book’s contents?
- What do you think of the book’s cover? How well does it convey what the book is about?
- What made CHASER original or unique from other books in the crime fiction genre?
- Did this book seem realistic?
- How well do you think the author built the world in the book?
- Did the characters seem believable to you? Did they remind you of anyone?
- Did the book’s pace seem too fast/too slow/just right?
- If you were to write fanfic about this book, what kind of story would you want to tell?
- How did Jinx Ballou’s being transgender change how you viewed the story?