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About The Author


Kelly Oliver is the award-winning and Amazon Bestselling author of The Jessica James Mystery Series, including WOLF, COYOTE, FOX, JACKAL and VIPER. WOLF won the Independent Publisher’s Gold Medal for best Thriller/Mystery, was a finalist for the Foreward Magazine award for best mystery, and was voted number one in Women's Mysteries on Goodreads. COYOTE won a Silver Falchion Award for Best Mystery. FOX was a finalist for both the Claymore and the Silver Falchion Awards. JACKAL was a finalist for the Mystery and Mayhem Award and for the Silver Falchion Award.

When she’s not writing novels, Kelly is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, and the author of fifteen nonfiction books, and over 100 articles. She has published in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Review of Books, and has been featured on ABC news, CSPAN books, the Canadian Broadcasting Network, and various radio programs.

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She wants her degree. But she just became a suspect of first-degree murder…

Jessica James is broke and counting down the days until she can defend her philosophy thesis. Desperate to get out of her grubby attic digs, she and her friends break into her professor’s office… only to find her adviser dead in the tub. Scoping the crime scene for clues, she leaves evidence that makes her both a suspect and a target.

Suspecting the school's Russian janitor of doing more than sweeping the floors—and his German Shepherd of helping— Jessica mounts an investigation to clear her name. And when her ragtag posse helps her uncover a related date drug scandal, repeated attempts on her drink make her fear she’s the next on the killer’s to-do list.

Can Jessica unmask the murderer before her degree gets buried six-feet-under?

Enjoyed by over one million mystery fans worldwide.

ARTISTS SAY...

"A fast-moving, well written, and entertaining story! I'm a fan."

"Fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco--all of this leavened with wry humor."

"Hilarious, irreverent, and clever, action-packed with surprising twists!"

"Read it in one night. Couldn't put it down! Def getting the rest!"

"Terrific! Smart, funny, and a briskly paced page-turner that kept me guessing until the end."

"Exhilarating read with all sorts of twists and turns. I love, love, love Jessica James."

"Clever and funny along with being a great mystery! My new favorite author."

"A unique and compelling mystery, with brains, humor, and heart. Highly Recommend!"

"Suspenseful, funny, mysterious, and smart. Can't wait to read the rest." 

"Like Patteron's Women's Murder Club only on campus. Jessica James is hands down my new favorite!" 

What Readers are Saying

Edgy, Thrilling and Captivating." 

—The Chicago Tribune


"A tantalizing and riveting mystery that few can match."

—The Los Angeles Post


Independent Publisher's Gold Medal Winner

Best Mystery/Thriller


Voted #1 Women's Mystery on Goodreads


"Humor and brilliant storytelling make this a complete pleasure to read." —San Francisco Review of Books


ARTISTS SAY...

"A fast-moving, well written, and entertaining story!"

"Fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a twisty plot with wry humor."

"Hilarious, irreverent, and clever, action-packed with surprising twists!"

"Read it in one night. Couldn't put it down!"

"Terrific! Smart, funny, and a briskly paced page-turner that kept me guessing until the end."

"Exhilarating read with all sorts of twists and turns."

"Clever and funny along with being a great mystery!"

"A unique and compelling mystery, with brains, humor, and heart. Highly Recommend!"

" Suspenseful, funny, mysterious, and smart."

My new favorite series!

Connie S. 


"Like Patterson's Women's Murder Club only on campus. Jessica James is hands down my new favorite!" 

Don't take our word for it.

What Readers are Saying

Fans of James Patterson call WOLF 

"Impossible to put down!"

"Fast-paced like James Patterson, with great characters! My new favorite author!"

"Fast-paced like James Patterson, with great characters! My new favorite author!"

"Very funny, yet profoundly dark." Readers Magazine

"Very funny, yet profoundly dark." Readers Magazine

"Very funny yet profoundly dark." —Reader's Magazine