CHASING FAME – A Gabe Quinn Prequel Thriller

If you were dying to be famous . . . would you kill for it?

When a beautiful Hollywood starlet is brutally murdered, LA police detective Gabe Quinn is tasked with catching her killer.

At first, everything points to her murder being an act of random madness. But after the killer slays another rising star and then posts movie clips of the two murders online, it’s clear his motive is more than just revenge. He wants the world to marvel at his handiwork.

With the Star Strangler making headlines, the high-profile case is put under a public microscope, casting Gabe into the media spotlight. The Hollywood elite are dying. The pressure is ramping up. And just to complicate matters, it’s The Oscars weekend, which means the whole world will be watching what happens next.

Can Gabe catch the killer before he steals the show?

One man wants celebrity . . . One man wants anonymity . . . Only one will succeed . . .

CHASING FAME is the brand new Gabe Quinn Thriller, set a few years before the events of bestselling police procedural KILLING HOPE. Not only does it introduce us to some old familiar faces, we also get to find out exactly how Gabe came to be known as the “Celebrity Cop”.

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Special Mentions

Every Name mentioned below appears in the back of the book, forever immortalized in ink!

Are you one of them?

Back in 2013, when I was writing Taking Liberty, I ran a “Your Name as a Character Competition”. It was a great success, with many of Gabe’s diehard fans jumping at the chance to have their name featured in the book. And so I thought it would be cool to run another contest this time around.

The result was 5 lucky Reader Fans getting their names as characters in Chasing Fame.

Forever immortalized in e-ink are:

Lance McKnight, Kerry Clifford, Jules Maher, Bonnie Phillips, Tony Rogers, Cindy McBride


A Special Thank You to everyone who showed an interest and entered the competition, including:

Lyndsey Haigh, Kirsty Pugh, Sheila Blake, Lorraine Mary O’Leary, Patricia Ann Turner, Darren Law, Mike Harrison, Karen Thompson, Sean Peter Richard Bellinger, Kathleen Renee (Kamppi) Anderson, Jackie Offen, Catherine Ball, Jackie Sue Warner, Lorraine Donnachie, Giles Ziolkowski, Laina Tiller, Margaret Steacy, Michelle Marion Maynard, Christopher Pyle, Keri Jones, Theresa Wainwright, Kelli Woods Jameson, Laurie McNeil, Petra Lissek, Patrick Michael McManaman, Helen Carroll, Bonnie Kay Walker, Andrea McDonald Keenan

Also, a Huge Thanks to all my regular Facebook Friends, who Like and Share and take the time to Comment on my posts, including:

Kim Stockwell-Jesik, Steve Reninger, Pat Turner, Fiona Morrison, Gaye Croft, Emma Glynn, Jason Jones, Philip Nicholas, Gill Mather, Laurie Tucker, Sue Garner, Elaine Kerrigan Kenny, Janine Houghton, Nancy Siegel Nasto, Jen Rowedder, John French, Pauline Smith, Chris Swink, Kathryn Hastie, Tracy Shaw, Kim O’Shea, Sandy Forrester Orm, Jason Parson, Lee Richwine, David Samson, Melissa B Mattaliano Davidson, Ravi Shirurkar, Marie Sanderson, Robert MvCafferty, John Blofield, Charlotte Roys, Annette Moe, Julie Hudic Yost, Jane Grayson, Diane Martin, Carroll LaFleur Blair, Lorna Donna Robinson, Juliet Ortega, Bec Weir-Stoddard, Carol Covato, Tracy Matthews, Jacqueline Cowie, Chris Miz, Jerry Orm, John Bent, Jennie Rippon, Karen Mann, Anne Hodgson, Sarah Kuesel, Brendon Michael Pinkerton, Pat Hardman, Marilyn Sandra Wood Chapman, Theresa Parker, CJ Hartnell, Ann Shiel, Paul Dawson, Carol Lynn Chilton, Gavin Coughlan, Janet Kaye Smith, Candi Warner, Denilee Dedek, Lorraine Richardson, Judy Graves Hayes, Debbie Cook, Debbie Fitch Bramwell, Katie Powell Burke, Maggi Taylor, Erik Soncrant, Marie Williams, Alex Shaw, Christine Johnson, Andrea Drew, Tony Hilton, Adam Garrod, Val Humphrey, Rebecca Tibbs, Bree Schepemaker, Jennell Webster, Teri Williams, Abby Hand, Victoria L Hauck, Jennifer Ward Wright, Ethel White-Ranstead, Kim Sheehan, Jeanette France, Jeremy Francis, Lorna Murphy, David Ingram, Mike Gibbons, Glenn Hillyard, Kathy Shannon-Walsh, Kim Hennessy, Amber Colleen, Paula Anthony, Brenda Rochefort, Ali Bambridge, Debbie Fowler, Julianne Wargren, David Ian Jackson, Adrienne McIntosh, Brian Beamish, Alejandra Rivas, Sarah Croft, Lesley Hulonce, Elaine Elliott, Jean E Skerritt, Beth Jackson, Maryruth Barksdale, Sheena Sutherland, Kerry Jackson, Carrie Hal, Lynn Wallace Owens, Paula Carter, Ruth Prescott, Rachie McCutcheon, Marie Mead, Don Wilson, Diana Lynn Schroeder, Rob Johnson, Joy Golden, Craig Baker, Judi Haley, Alicia Evans Park, Helen Marie Bergen, Kathline Stewart Greene, Glenda ODonnell, Julia Hodgkinson, Baz Skelton, Heulwen Haf, Sarah Towers, Norman Hyett, Rodger Hill, Rod Alan Wildeman, Sarah Tregarthen, Valerie Phipps, Mandi Osoba, Lynnette Amber, Matthew Hamparian, Jeannette Stockham, Robert Forbus, Geraldine Isobel McKillop, Michael Ryan, Amy Phillips Alford, Karen Ann Bella, Graham McGuigan, Simon McCrory, Maxine Winrow, Darren Daly, Peter Libbey, Janice Mack, Marion Considine, Randy Bates, Bob Booker.

And a Very Special Mention for Ellie Wilson whose mum sadly passed away while this book was being written.

Lastly, thanks to my Author Friends, new and old, who share the journey with me, including:

Alan McDermott, Paul Pilkington, John Paul Davis, Dave Leadbeater, Louise (LJ) Ross, Karen Charlton, Murray McDonald, Talli (Leah Mercer) Roland, Mark Dawson, Rachel Abbott, Kevin (KM) Ashman, Blake Hudson, Stephanie Hudson, Joseph Alexander, James P Sumner, Sibel Hodge, Caroline Mitchell, John Holt, Babs (BA) Morton, Alfie Robins, Matt Dunn, Casey Kelleher, Victoria Connelly, Jane Holland, Tim Jopling, John Mefford, Matthew Iden, Jack Patterson, Aaron Stander, Terry Freedman, Charlie Vincent, Steven Hardesty, Joseph Greenleaf, Su (SK) Quinn, Mel Sherratt

So THANK YOU to everybody mentioned above, and to the other 350,000+ Kindle readers who have supported my independent publishing over the years by purchasing my indie books and awarding them more than 1300 ★★★★★ Reviews.

Altogether, you guys rock!


A sincere Thank You to my eagle-eyed Proofreaders, for spotting my typos, for suggesting alternative word choices, and for ousting my Britishisms!

I was amazed by your accuracy and your suggestions. Truly wonderful stuff. 

Kathy Anderson, Giles Ziolkowski, Alistair Gardiner, Cindy McBride, Terry Freedman, Bonnie Walker, Kim Stockwell-Jesik

Your contribution is gratefully received and my book is better for your kind input!

Thank You!

Finally, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank those lovely people “behind the scenes” who have helped Gabe find his platform and his voice.

Kindle Direct Publishing Team

Amazon UK

Darren Hardy, Amy (Tipper) McDonald, Elizabeth Wood, Kelly Butler, Vicky Minaj, Amy Worth, Lizzy Erskine


Audible UK

Sophie Plateau

And the “voice” of Gabe Quinn:

David Doersch

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