Detective Amanda Steele Series
Gritty. Raw. Unapologetic.
Immersive crime fiction for fans who love their mysteries set in a small town and hard-boiled to perfection. From the murder scene to the morgue, interrogation of suspects and following down leads, you’ll feel like you’re part of the investigation. Realistic and complex characters, accurate police procedures and forensics paired with tight, serious writing make these books read more like true crime than fiction. Meet Homicide Detective Amanda Steele with the Prince William County Police Department in Woodbridge, Virginia. She’s smart, motivated, and real. Her tragic past has her claiming to be no one’s mentor, but she’s more hero than she thinks.
It’s always recommended that you start a series from the beginning, but you could read the books on their own or out of order. Installments include: The Little Grave, Stolen Daughters, and The Silent Witness.
Profanity: Mild with the odd slip to moderate
Graphic Violence: Mild to moderate
Food and drink pairing: A barbecued steak, cooked tender and juicy, with a whiskey or a black coffee.
Genre of music or songs you might find on Amanda’s playlist or that suit her: “One Night Standards” by Ashley McBryde
These books are perfect for fans of:
Rachel Caine, Lisa Regan, and Robert Dugoni.
Bosch, Chicago PD, Blue Bloods, Justified, and Law & Order.
The Books in the Detective Amanda Steele Series
It’s been five years since Detective Amanda Steele tragically lost her family. When the man responsible is found murdered in a motel room, she can’t keep away from the case. Book 1 in the series.
Firefighters discover the body of a teenage girl at an abandoned house, but it’s not long before Detective Amanda Steele concludes the killing is just getting started. Book 2 in the series.
Praise for Detective Amanda Steele Series
Amanda Steele lost it all one night when a drink killed her husband and daughter… I like Amanda. She’s gritty, sarcastic, and raw.
Amanda is faced with more obstacles than any one person should face. But she’s a determined woman, and history has shown that women like that don’t let anything stand in their way.
[Amanda is] sarcastic and raw, and just seemed [more] like a real person than a character in a story.
The way Amanda is written, you feel her pain. You feel her loss. Her rage. All of the characters have been so carefully written, and their stories have all been told in such a way that you feel you know them.
Amanda is a character that evokes sympathy and respect. I can’t wait to read what happens next for her.
Amanda Steele is one heck of a detective, and I cannot wait to see where Arnold takes her!