Welcome to the official website of
author Illona Haus.
Illona Haus announced her arrival in the world of crime fiction in the
spring of 2005 with her acclaimed debut Blue Mercy – a
gritty, edge-of-your-seat psychological-thriller featuring tough and
savvy Homicide detective Kay Delaney. Set in Baltimore, Maryland,
Haus’s novels are populated with compelling characters, made genuine
by her personal connections and experience with the city’s Homicide
Unit over many years.
It is Haus’s bold and unique voice, her unflinching eye for detail,
and her cutting-edge research, that make the Kay Delaney series a
world that is both intensely authentic and horrifyingly dark.
In Blue Justice - the third installment of the Delaney series - Kay
and her partner Finn are faced with a terrifying case that hits too
close to home: the abduction of a young detective by what appears to
be a serial rapist. With little to go on, their investigation leads
them down a horrifying path, uncovering twenty years of brutal rapes
and tortures. And as the clock ticks on their fellow officer’s life,
their hunt takes them from the seedy streets of Baltimore to the
deep backwoods of the Catoctin Mountains, directly into the clutches
of a sadistic killer who defies everything Kay thought she knew
about the darkest side of human nature.
"[Haus] shows a veteran's skill."