Kelly Oliver is the award-winning author of The Jessica James Mystery Series, including WOLF, COYOTE, FOX, and JACKAL. Her debut novel, WOLF: A Jessica James Mystery, 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 Women's Mysteries on Goodreads. Her second novel, COYOTE won a Silver Falchion Award for Best Mystery. And, the third, FOX was a finalist for both the Claymore Award and a Silver Falchion Award. Look for JACKAL in September.

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, on issues such as the refugee crisis, campus rape, women and the media, animals and the environment. Her latest nonfiction book, Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from The Hunger Games to Campus Rape won a Choice Magazine Award for Outstanding title. 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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WOLF: A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Series Book 1) WOLF: A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Series Book 1) $2.99

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  • VOTED NUMBER ONE WOMEN'S MYSTERY ON GOODREADS
  • FORWARD MAGAZINE INDIE AWARD FINALIST
  • CHOICE MAGAZINE AWARD WINNING AUTHOR

IF NANCY DREW DRANK JACK DANIELS... Meet Jessica James.

What if the teacher you hate wound up ... murdered?

What if you and your slacker friends found his body?

What if it were a race against time to find the killer before he found you?

Independent Publisher's Award, Best Mystery/Thriller

Foreward Magazine Award Best Mystery Finalist

Amazon Bestseller

˃˃˃ If you like you're sleuths fierce, funny and female, you'll love Jessica James in this award winning page-turner.

Philosophy student Jessica James just wants to defend her thesis and earn her degree. Instead, she finds her professor dead in a bathtub, her thesis marked for rejection, and leaves enough clues at the murder scene to make her a suspect.

Before she can say, 'What doesn't kill you sends you to therapy,' the mob gets involved and it's up to Jessica and her ragtag posse of friends - Amber the tech-savvy hippie, Jack the wisecracking stoner, and Lolita the seductive poker 'Tsarina' - to catch the killer before Jessica becomes the next victim.

˃˃˃ Smart, capable women shine in this cast.

Refreshingly authentic..A fast-paced and thoroughly engaging whodunit. --Kirkus Reviews

Nobody tops Kelly Oliver for delivering fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco--all of this leavened with Oliver's trademark wry humor.

--Caroline Taylor, author of Loose Ends and The Typist

˃˃˃ Mystery, Suspense, Action, Adventure, Romance, and Laugh-out-Loud Humor. What more could you want in a page-turner? A riveting suspense novel that keeps you guessing until the end.

What Amazon readers are saying:

★★★★★ "Wolf is hilarious, irreverent, and clever, action-packed with surprising twists, the writing is witty and engaging, but what I loved the most about the book are the strong female characters."

★★★★★ "Exhilarating read with all sorts of twists and turns. Jessica James is smart, bold, vulnerable, pretty and clumsy all at the same time. She defies any stereotype of a female lead, and this is a very good thing."

★★★★★ "A unique and compelling mystery, engaging important social and political issues with brains, humor, and heart."

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

★★★★★ "Couldn't put it down."

★★★★★ "Fun read and a great mystery with strong female characters."

WOLF has Oliver's trademark humor and quirky characters. Join Jessica and her posse for this fast paced thrill ride.


COYOTE: A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Series Book 2) COYOTE: A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Series Book 2) kindle unlimited logo $2.99 

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Her cousin's dead, a killer is on the loose, and her roommate's sisters have gone missing...

Within an hour of Jessica returning home to Montana, her cousin Mike hints that a series of freak accidents at the sawmill where he works might not be what they seem.

The next day, Mike's dead and Jessica knows it's not an accident.

* SILVER FALCHION AWARD WINNER, BEST MYSTERY/THRILLER

* AMAZON BESTSELLER

* GIRL POWER MEETS BIG OIL

˃˃˃ If you like your sleuths fierce, funny, and female, you'll love Jessica James.

Working at Glacier Park to earn just enough money for books and whiskey, Jessica meets the secretive Kimi RedFox, who is on a mission to stop oil conglomerate Knight Industries from fracking on Blackfeet land.

The same Knight Industries that bought the sawmill where Mike worked at shortly before he died.

The same Knight Industries dogged by rumors of corruption and sex trafficking; rumors given real credibility when Kimi's sisters disappear.

˃˃˃ In typical fashion Jessica throws herself into the fight to save Kimi's sisters and solve Mike's murder.

So much so, she's totally unprepared for the shocking discovery she's about to make regarding the accident that killed her father 11 years earlier.

˃˃˃ Coyote is filled with Oliver's trademark humor and quirky characters. Join Jessica and her posse for this fast-paced thrill ride.

Fans who like their female protagonists fierce and fearless will love this page-turner from award winning author, Kelly Oliver.

Refreshingly authentic..A fast-paced and thoroughly engaging whodunit. --Kirkus Reviews

Nobody tops Kelly Oliver for delivering fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco--all of this leavened with Oliver's trademark wry humor. --Caroline Taylor, author of Loose Ends and The Typist

Mystery, Suspense, Action, Adventure, Romance, and Laugh-out-Loud Humor. What more could you want in a page-turner?

A riveting suspense novel that keeps you guessing until the end.


FOX: A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Series Book 3) FOX: A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Series Book 3) $4.99

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Genes to die for--and someone does... Award winning author, Kelly Oliver blends humor and suspense with a medical thriller for a result that is riveting.

When Jessica James wakes up half naked behind a dumpster in downtown Chicago, she thinks at first the hot intern feeding her Fiery Mule Slammers slipped her a Mickey.

But after a pattern of similar incidents around Northwestern Research Hospital makes the news, Jessica realizes she was robbed of something more valuable than her book bag.

The "dumpster girls" are all top of their class, attractive college students, who are drugged and dropped unconscious behind dumpsters. When rape-kits all come back negative, the police are baffled. But when the perp escalates and kills one of his victims, Jessica takes it on herself to solve the bewildering mystery and save herself and her friends as the "thief" closes in on them.

˃˃˃ Hunting for the predator, Jessica discovers secrets about her own identity that force her to rethink her past.

The solution to the mystery lies in the cowgirl philosopher's boot-cut genes.

˃˃˃ Mystery, Suspense, Action, Adventure, Romance, and Laugh-out-Loud Humor.

What more could you want in a page-turner? A riveting suspense novel that keeps you guessing until the end. What Amazon readers are saying:


JACKAL: A Jessica James Mystery (Jessica James Series Book 4) $4.99

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In Vegas, the stakes are high and everyone’s an illusionist.

Sent off to Las Vegas in search of her biological father - a washed-up magician called The Mesmerizer - Jessica arrives in town penniless and with nowhere to turn. She ends up crashing on an old school friend’s couch and getting a job as a hotel maid.

Her first night on the job, she finds a naked guy in the bathtub with a note to call 911, and Jessica suspects her old friend McKenzie might be involved.

˃˃˃ The guy in the tub is Leo Spencer and he’s on his own mission - to solve one of Vegas’s coldest cases, the murder of his parents.

JACKAL features award-winning author Kelly Oliver's trademark humor and quirky characters. Join Jessica and her posse for a fast-paced thrill ride in this AMAZON BESTSELLER.

Is The Mesmerizer really Jessica’s dad?

Will Leo find out who killed his parents?

And what exactly is McKenzie mixed up in?

˃˃˃ This is a trip to Vegas you will never forget.

Crackles with energy... Jessica remains an instantly likable protagonist...fast-paced and engaging.

---Kirkus Reviews

Nobody tops Kelly Oliver for delivering fast-paced narrative, quirky characters, and a plot as twisty as a bucking bronco--all of this leavened with Oliver's trademark wry humor.

--Caroline Taylor, author of Loose Ends and The Typist

Oliver knows how to keep ratcheting up the stakes until the reader feels like they have their own mortgage riding on the roulette wheel.

--Cate Holahan, USA Today best selling author of The Widower's Wife.

Great cast of characters. A smart and sexy high stakes trip to Las Vegas.

---Tracee de Hahn, author of Swiss Vendetta

 


VIPER: A Suspense Thriller (Jessica James Mysteries Book 5) PRE-ORDER! $4.99

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Jessica James is back in award winning author Kelly Oliver's latest fast paced thrill ride. 

Donors to the new world class Chicago museum of Russian art are dropping like flies, and Jessica is at the center of the carnage. Can she track down the killer before she falls into his trap?

Speaking of traps, this doozy puts Jessica in the middle of a love triangle she'd do anything to avoid.

In her latest outting, Jessica once again puts her boots in the stirrups and cracks the whip on first class entertainment. 

Mystery, Suspense, Action, Adventure, Romance, and Laugh-out-Loud Humor. What more could you want in a page-turner? A riveting suspense novel that keeps you guessing until the end.