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Dani Amore

Dani Amore PicDani Amore is a crime novelist who splits her time between Los Angeles, California and Estero, Florida.

She is the author of thirteen novels, numerous short stories, and non-fiction book.

Dani has topped the charts here in the U.S. as well as overseas.  Her books have been #1 bestsellers in a range of categories including hardboiled crime, police procedurals, thrillers and westerns.  Her books have also reached #1 in the UK and Germany.

Born and raised in Wisconsin, Dani attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she graduated with a degree in journalism.  Originally, the field of advertising caught her interest and she quickly became an award-winning copywriter and creative director.

In 2011 she was awarded Best Independent Book Award for Crime Fiction, and in 2012 her western KILLER’S DRAW was nominated for a Spur Award.

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DEATH BY SARCASM: Mary Cooper Mystery #1 (Mystery)

Death by Sarcasm 4“A smart detective story stuffed with sharp prose and snappy one liners.”
-Indie Reader

DEATH BY SARCASM introduces mystery readers to Mary Cooper, a Los Angeles area private
detective who masks her true, caring nature with a razor-sharp, heavily sarcastic sense of humor.

The story beings when Mary learns that her uncle, a former stand-up comedian has been murdered. She is asked to assist in finding the killer by both the police and family members. Mary quickly discovers that her uncle’s death was just the opening act for a bloody rampage. As Mary investigates, she exposes a dark and deadly legacy with mysterious links to her own past.

DEATH BY SARCASM careens through Hollywood, Catalina Island and the exclusive
enclave of Malibu, with nonstop action and unforgettable characters.

“Packed to the gills with hard-hitting action and a non-stop plot.” –Jacksonville News

“DEATH BY SARCASM cuts like a knife.”-Savannah Morning News


MURDER WITH SARCASTIC INTENT: Mary Cooper Mystery #2 (Mystery)

MWSICOVER20In the follow-up to the international bestselling novel DEATH BY SARCASM, Los Angeles based private investigator Mary Cooper is hired to track down a missing child.

The case quickly leads her into the seedy underworld of Los Angeles’ pornography industry where Mary’s on again off again boyfriend Jake Cornell has been working undercover for the LAPD.

As Mary investigates, she soon uncovers a world in which no one is who they claim to be. Armed with her .45 and a heavily sarcastic wit, Mary vows to rescue her client’s daughter and bring her captors to justice.

“A welcome shot of estrogen into the private eye genre.” –Bluffton Today


GROSS SARCASTIC HOMICIDE: Mary Cooper Mystery #3 (Mystery)

GSHCOVER7Mary Cooper is back, and this time she’s searching for a killer who seems to enjoy playing with his victims’ minds as much as he does with their lives.

The book begins with the brutal slaying of a corporate executive under circumstances that can only be considered bizarre. Mary is hired to find out who killed him, and why.

Soon, she is caught up in the often lurid world of psychologists and therapists that has made Los Angeles famous.

“Mary Cooper is a riot!” – Amazon.com


TOTAL SARCASM: Mary Cooper Mysteries #1, #2 and #3 (Mystery)

Death By Sarcasm Box Set - PlainBoxed set includes DEATH BY SARCASM (Mary Cooper Mystery #1), MURDER WITH SARCASTIC INTENT (Mary Cooper Mystery #2) and GROSS SARCASTIC HOMICIDE (Mary Cooper Mystery #3).


DEAD WOOD: A John Rockne Mystery (Mystery)

DeadWoodCover copyIn the wealthy and exclusive city of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a woman who builds custom guitars is murdered. A disgraced ex-cop turned private investigator is hired by the dead woman’s father and immediately becomes the target of a violent ex-convict. An enigmatic music star performs damage control on her links to the dead woman. And a professional killer who idolizes Keith Richards is brought into town by a mysterious employer.

Dead Wood is what great mysteries are all about: love, hate, faith and vengeance, all wrapped up in an explosive story that simply refuses to let up.

“Dead Wood is a fast-paced, unpredictable mystery with an engaging narrator and a rich cast of original supporting characters.” –Thomas Perry, Edgar-winning author of The Butcher’s Boy.

“This is the first new private eye novel in a long time that just swept me along for the ride. Amore is definitely one to watch.” — Edgar-nominated author Craig McDonald

“As gritty as the Detroit streets where it’s set, DEAD WOOD grabs you early on and doesn’t let go. As fine a a debut as you’ll come across this year, maybe any year.” –author Tom Schreck


THE KILLING LEAGUE: A Wallace Mack Thriller (Thriller)

KILLINGLEAGUECOVERFINALfinalHIIn this tense, spellbinding thriller, a retired FBI profiler uncovers THE KILLING LEAGUE, a competition among active serial killers to prove who is the greatest killer, and learns that he and a woman whose life he saved are the grand prize.

“Move over James Patterson, Dani Amore has arrived!” –Amazon.com


The RECRUITER (Thriller)

TheRecruiterCoverFINAL2“…a superb thriller…a tour de force.”

What would happen if a military recruiter refused to take no for an answer?

In this gripping thriller, Samuel Ackerman has one dream: to become a Navy SEAL. But after dropping out of the legendary unit’s training program known as Hell Week, he is forced to become a recruiter in his small hometown. In order to earn a return trip to SEAL training, he must have a successful turn as a recruiter. As he soon proves, he will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

“Amore writes lean, mean prose. Reminds me of the great thriller writers.”
-Robert Gregory Browne



KRatNewCoverMafia lowlife Tommy Abrocci wants two things: to disappear into the FBI’s witness protection program, and to do so with as much of Detroit mob boss Vincenzo Romano’s money as he can steal.

Unfortunately for Abrocci, Romano has no intention of letting a traitor get away with his money…or his life.

But when Abrocci decides to celebrate his heist by hooking up with a high-priced call girl who is pulling one last trick in order to save her son from a notorious drug dealer, a botched murder attempt gets the attention of the FBI who is desperate to find their wayward snitch.

One thing rapidly becomes clear: bullets fly, blood flows and no one is safe when you are…Killing The Rat.



PrintFrom award-winning and international bestselling author Dani Amore comes The Circuit Rider, a fast-paced, action-packed Western.

In a wild land full of lawlessness and sin rides Mike Tower, a traveling preacher known as a Circuit Rider. Circuit Riders travel from town to town, offering their services to those in need. Tower is a man of mystery, utterly fearless though he carries no gun. As he sets out on this latest circuit, is he riding toward a new beginning, or running away from a former haunted life?

Bird Hitchcock, a woman known for her skill with a gun and love of the bottle, has taken the job of protecting Mike Tower on his journey to the West. Yet as she and Tower ride, they quickly find themselves on the hunt for an elusive killer who is brutally murdering women. Protecting Tower seems less and less important as Hitchcock discovers a link between her past and the murderer – will she finally get a chance to exact revenge and find redemption?

“Dani Amore is a sensation among readers who love fast-paced thrillers.”Mystery Tribune



killers drawIn the follow-up to The Circuit Rider, award-winning writer Dani Amore brings us back into the dusty, dangerous world of enigmatic itinerant preacher Mike Tower and his trusty right-hand woman, the hard-drinking, gun-slinging Bird Hitchcock.

Tower is sent to the Wyoming boomtown of Big River, where a young preacher has been viciously murdered, his crucified body left in a small valley known as Killer’s Draw. When Tower and Bird arrive in town, it quickly becomes obvious that no one wants to talk about the preacher—not about his life or his death. Tower is disturbed by the townspeople’s silence, and Bird’s no help—she disappeared into the nearest saloon as soon as they got off the train. Tower promptly finds himself in need of Bird’s quick reflexes as locals begin dying at an unnatural rate, and the circuit rider and his companion become the prime targets in the mysterious killer’s sights.

A fast-paced tale of two mismatched vigilantes with a taste for justice, Killer’s Draw is a booze-soaked, blood-splattered Wild West adventure.


BEER MONEY: A Burr Ashland Mystery (Mystery)


Private investigator Burr Ashland loves two things. His job. And beer.

But when his best friend, a history professor at Marquette University, is murdered, Burr’s investigation plunges him into a violent struggle not just between the present and the past, but between good and evil.

“BEER MONEY is intoxicating!” – Amazon.com


TO FIND A MOUNTAIN (Historical Fiction)

ToFindaMountainCoverPubItSet in Italy during World War Two, TO FIND A MOUNTAIN tells the incredible story of a young woman named Benedetta Carlessimo.

When Benedetta’s house is taken over by the German Command and her father is forced to fight for the Germans at the front lines, she is left alone to protect her family and survive the violent, battle scarred German soldiers living in her home.

Ultimately, Benedetta engages in a very real fight for her own survival, with the lives of those closest to her hanging in the balance.

TO FIND A MOUNTAIN is an unforgettable portrait of a war, a family, and a young woman who faces terrifying evil with incomparable bravery.

TO FIND A MOUNTAIN is based on true events.



SLICKCOVERFinalTom Goddard is a corporate everyman with a loving wife and daughter. But he’s stuck in a rut. His boss tells him he needs to “take things up a notch.” Tom’s wife isn’t “satisfied” in many ways, and she’s worried their daughter is adopting Tom’s low standards.

So Tom hires Rocky Sutton, a corporate success coach, all the rage these days. Psychologist, cheerleader and guru all rolled into one, Tom hopes his coach will help him achieve all of his goals. His fortune turns so quickly that Tom wonders if it’s all too good to be true.

It is.

DR. SLICK is a thrilling, dark comedy that touches on the difficulty of being successful in a world that doesn’t always reward points for good behavior.


CHOKE (Thriller)

ChokeCover6Vincent Keyes is an L.A. psychologist who specializes in peak performance. He helps some of Hollywood’s brightest celebrities, sports stars, and corporate executives be the best that they can be.

But suddenly, the doctor’s own ability to perform under pressure is put to the test when someone forces him to “practice what he preaches” or people very close to him will die.

The psychologist quickly finds himself in a complex web of murder, manipulation and revenge in which he must be smarter, faster and stronger than he ever thought he could be.



Writing4Dani Amore has sold well over a quarter of a million books since she began publishing in 2011. Her crime novels have held #1 rankings in the United States and abroad. Known for her inventive plots, razor-sharp dialogue and outrageous humor, Amore has created a large and devoted audience.

In WRITING WITH AMORE, the author touches on subjects ranging from plotting, drinking and advertising, to dogs, cursing and guns.