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About Danielle L. Davis
Danielle lives in Southern California with her family. She enjoys photography and reading or writing mysteries. She's currently working on the next book in the Sydney Valentine Mystery series.
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I’ve been told I always think the worst of people. I believe "the worst" is the most honest part of all of us.
I'm Detective Sydney Valentine and my next case begins when I arrive at the grisly crime scene of a murdered social worker.
When the nude, mutilated body of a juvenile court judge is found in a park, and a single mother is slayed by a hit-and-run driver, I discover that someone with a sinister connection to Child Protective Services is killing people and leaving cryptic clues behind.
As I hunt for the perpetrator, the target on my back grows. I must protect myself, my family, and other potential victims before the killer strikes again.
I have no choice.
I might not get a second chance.
What are readers saying?
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Nice twist at the end! If you are a true mystery fan, you will definitely like this book. Good start to a new series."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "This book had me from page 1."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Really fantastic! Kept me guessing, trying to figure out who the killer was. I thought I had it figured out but at the end the author threw me a monkey wrench!!!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "Gimme a little ASS-KICKING music. Author is a great wordsmith. I like a real BADA$$ protagonist and she gives us one."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Strong characters, tight plot keeps you guessing until the end. Knowing WHO dunit is a surprise you don't expect or see coming.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "I am on my third book by this author and love every one of them and can't put them down. I love these books. Hate the thought of finishing the third one already. Hope she writes many more of these. A very talented author."
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ "I've read a lot of whodunits, but this mystery had me guessing throughout the entire book. I read til 4 a.m. because I couldn't put it down; I just had to know who the murderer was. I didn't figure it out til the very last pages and that's what makes a great story. This is the first time I've read this author and I must say, "Hats off to you, Ms. Davis. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!"
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “I couldn't put it down! The characters were easy to relate to. I would recommend this to everyone.”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “Okay...if you love eve dallas, of the JD Robb series, then you will f$!/=ING love this book!!!! Let me tell you she is like Eve Dallas, on steroids... cannot be happier to have read this book!”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “This is my first Danielle L. Davis book and she just gained a new fan! I became immersed in the story, constantly trying to figure out who the killer might be and what the scrabble letters, left at each scene, spelled out. The storyline was unique, held my attention so well that I found myself reading well into the wee hours of the morning. The characters were well developed, quirky & interesting. I really liked the sarcasm, side remarks and banter between Detective Valentine and Bernie. After finishing The Protector I can't wait to read more in this series!”
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “OMG! Ms. Davis thank you for writing this amazing book! I read this book in two days. I love when I read a book and the author makes it difficult to figure out the ending.
Detective Sydney Valentine pursues the truth behind who or what killed two high school teachers.
While attending her former high school’s football game, Detective Sydney Valentine is dispatched to the scene of the suspicious death of Barry Riley, the team’s coach.
During her investigation, Valentine discovers Riley was known for his love of the ladies—any lady, married or single. Did a jealous boyfriend or husband find out about the infidelity and decide to get rid of the competition—permanently?
Several days after Riley’s death, Ms. Price, a beloved math teacher, is discovered dead in her flower garden. She enjoyed playing blackjack at casinos and was also deeply in debt. Did she owe money to the wrong people and paid with her life?
As Valentine puts together the clues, she realizes the cases are connected.
As usual, the truth is unexpected—and quite disturbing.
The doctor is bludgeoned to death in his medical office. Without warning, Detective Sydney Valentine's lieutenant assigns her a new and annoying new partner. While the two detectives pursue the investigation into the bloody murder of this high-profile physician, they discover he's going through a nasty divorce.
When the body of a John Doe turns up in an alleyway and strange connections between the murders emerge, the likelihood of a simple case looks grim.
False Claims is the fourth book in the fast-paced Sydney Valentine murder mystery series. If you like bold and brassy cops, snarky humor, and complex twists and turns, then you'll love Danielle L. Davis’s pulse-pounding novel.
An unknown assailant strikes and kills the popular judge with her own Emmy.
As Valentine investigates the homicide, she discovers the victim had earned the nickname "The Dream Crusher" and gathered numerous enemies. After she digs deeper, she finds a rival judge, an arrogant producer, an estranged brother, and a host of others with more than enough motive to deliver the deadly blow. When bodies start to pile up and her suspect list grows, Valentine must uncover the murderer before her own voice is silenced.
Mega Dead is book #3 of 5 in in this witty police procedural series. If you like strong-willed heroines, humor, and twists you won't see coming, then you'll love Mega Dead.
★★★★★ "I enjoyed the first two books in the Sydney Valentine series, and this one was no exception. Well written, fast paced and I love the no nonsense, take no nonsense attitude Sydney has. I love the way she is written and I feel I am slowly getting to know her as a person. She is truly on the level of Eve Dallas or Kinsey Milhone. I love the book and will be reading more of this author!"
★★★★★ "Another great book with plenty of drama. I couldn't put it down. I didn't guess who had done the murders and it kept you guessing right until the end. If you like a good mystery you will love this. Love the banter between detective Sydney Valentine and her partner Bernie."
★★★★★ "This is the third Danielle Lenee Davis Sydney Valentine Book I have read, She has surprised me in each book. I loved the way it developed, I did not want to put the book down when I had to go to sleep or eat or do errands. This is another must read. I know that you will enjoy it."
Homicide Detective Sydney Valentine investigates the death of a Jane Doe found in the backyard hot tub of a high-end home.
When Valentine arrives at the scene, she discovers nothing is as it initially appears—far from it.
Valentine's pursuit of Jane Doe's identity uncovers secrets some would prefer to keep hidden. Her investigation reveals treachery and deceit as more crimes change or end the lives of those connected to the victim. Throughout it all, Detective Valentine must face her own personal and professional challenges.
She digs deeper to expose the truth behind what set everything in motion.
This is book #2 of 5 in this murder mystery series.
What are readers saying?
★★★★★ "Love mysteries? You need to read Danielle Davis! Allow yourself some uninterrupted time as the characters come at you fast and furious in this tale of murder. It will keep your eyes glued open and your brain spinning to try and figure out who is the murderer. Enjoy!"
★★★★★ "Another great book in this series, I love how everything comes together so well in the end but also keeps you guessing and on your toes trying to work out who did it until then!"
★★★★★ "Excellent read. Characters were realistic but humorous. Couldn't put book down. Clues just kept popping up. Need more reads like this."
Books 1-3 of the Sydney Valentine Mystery Series
Readers have described Detective Sydney Valentine as gutsy, strong, and determined.
And they’re not wrong.
Book One - The Protector: Detective Sydney Valentine can't quite shake the image of Scrabble tiles stuffed into a dead social worker’s mouth. When another suspicious death hints at a shadowy past, Valentine suspects she has a clever serial killer on her hands.
Book Two - Criminal Negligence: A Jane Doe’s bloody corpse is found in the backyard hot tub of a high-end home. Detective Sydney Valentine arrives at the scene and discovers nothing is as it initially appears—far from it. Valentine’s pursuit of Jane Doe’s identity uncovers secrets and lies. Her investigation reveals treachery and deceit as more crimes change or end the lives of those connected to the victim.
Book Three - Mega Dead: Detective Sydney Valentine is summoned to the home of Teena Travis, a brutal judge on a musical reality show. Valentine finds Ms. Travis on the floor, her skull bashed in with her own Emmy statuette. During the investigation, Valentine discovers that fans of the show adored Ms. Travis. If that’s the case, then who would want her dead? Did her poor treatment of contestants push one of them over the edge—or is the killer someone she never saw coming?