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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Dee Henderson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Henderson lives in Springfield, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dee Henderson is an award-winning novelist. She is the author of the O'Malley series of romantic suspense novels and the Uncommon Heroes series of military romance novels. A graduate of the University of Illinois in 1988 with a B.S. in computer science, Henderson worked for ten years as an engineer. She started writing fiction in 1996.

Published Works

    O'Malley Series - Romantic Suspense
  • Danger in the Shadows: Prequel, Multnamah Publishers, 1999
  • The Negotiator: Book #1, Multnamah Publishers, 2000
  • The Guardian: Book #2, Multnamah Publishers, 2001
  • The Truth Seeker: Book #3, Multnamah Publishers, 2001
  • The Protector: Book #4, Multnamah Publishers, 2001
  • The Healer: Book #5, Multnamah Publishers, 2002
  • The Rescuer: Book #6, Multnamah Publishers, 2003
  • Jennifer: An O'Malley Love Story: Prequel, Bethany House Publishers, 2013'Uncommon Heroes Series - Military Romances
  • True Devotion: Book #1, Tyndale House Publishers, 2005
  • True Valor: Book #2, Tyndale House Publishers, 2005
  • True Honor: Book #3, Tyndale House Publishers, 2005
  • True Courage: Book #4, Tyndale House Publishers, 2005 - Later titled Kidnapped
  • ''Kidnapped, Tyndale House Publishers, 2008Evie Blackwell Cold Case Series
  • Traces of Guilt: Book #1, Bethany House Publishers, 2016
  • Threads of Suspicion: Book #2, Bethany House Publishers, 2017Stand Alone Novels'
  • God`s Gift, Steeple Hill, 1998
  • The Marriage Wish, Steeple Hill, 2004
  • Before I Wake, Tyndale House Publishers, 2006
  • The Witness, Thorndike Press, 2006
  • Full Disclosure, Bethany House Publishers, 2012
  • Unspoken, Bethany House Publishers, 2013
  • Undetected, Bethany House Publishers, 2014
  • Taken, Bethany House Publishers, 2015
  • An Unexpected Loss'', Create Space, 2015

Selected Titles At Your Library

Danger in the shadows /
ISBN: 1414310552. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House,. Carol Stream, IL :. 2002, ©1999.

Sara's terrified. She's falling in love with a famous man. In the witness protection program, her safety depends on staying invisible -- and loving Adam could get her killed. Hidden away in the witness protection program, she's falling in love with former pro football player Adam Black. FBI agent Dave Richman has his hands full keeping her safe from her sister's killer. When events bring Sara face-to-face with terror, will she rely on God for protection.

The negotiator /
ISBN: 1414310560. OCLC Number:

Multnomah Publishers,. Sisters, Or. :. ©2001.

In this dynamic novel, FBI agent Dave Richman from "Danger in the Shadows" is back, and about to meet Kate O'Malley. A hostage negotiator in Chicago, Kate is a legend on the force, willing to walk into any situation. Dave is a Christian, but Kate isn't. Their relationship will be a challenge.

The guardian /
ISBN: 1414310579. OCLC Number:

Multnomah Publishers,. Sisters, Or. :. ©2001.

A federal judge has been murdered. There is only one witness, and someone wants her dead. U.S. Marshal Marcus O'Malley thought he knew the risks of the assignment going in -- until he fell in love. To do what he must accomplish, he must walk back into his past and wrestle with the complex matter of prayer, and again learn to trust a sovereign God.

The truth seeker /
ISBN: 1414310587. OCLC Number:

Multnomah Publishers,. Sisters, Or. :. ©2001.

Women are turning up dead. And Lisa O'Malley digging into a crime means trouble is soon to follow. She's a forensic pathologist and mysteries are her domain. Book number three in the O'Malley series brings back Lisa O'Malley and U.S. Marshal Quinn Diamond from The Guardian in a tense investigative thriller. She's not a believer, and her journey toward faith is a fascinating look at how a forensic pathologist views the Resurrection. Quinn has found loving her is easier than keeping her safe. Lisa O'Malley's found the killer, and now she's missing too.

The protector /
ISBN: 1414310595. OCLC Number:

Multnomah Publishers,. Sisters, Or. :. ©2001.

After firefighter Cassie Ellis, recovering from a previous blaze, witnesses a serial arsonist in action, her life is placed in danger and the only person she can trust is fellow firefighter Jack O'Malley.

The healer /
ISBN: 1594150281. OCLC Number:

Thorndike Press,. Waterville, Me. :. 2005.

Thorndike Press large print Christian romance.

The rescuer /
ISBN: 1594150303. OCLC Number:

Thorndike Press,. Waterville, Me. :. 2005.

Stephen O'Malley is a paramedic who has been rescuing people all his life. But he's running now-from the burden of his profession, from the grief of losing his sister, and from a God he doesn't want to trust. He's run into a mystery. Stolen jewels are turning up in unexpected places, and his friend Meghan is caught in the middle of the trouble. Stephen's about to run into a night he will never forget: a kidnapping, a tornado, and a race to rescue the woman he loves. This page-turning thriller is by the award-winning author of the Uncommon Heroes series and explores the topic of whether God is trustworthy to be one's deepest, closest friend.

Jennifer :
ISBN: 0764211129. OCLC Number:

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"After finding God and falling in love, life is good for Dr. Jennifer O'Malley. But can her faith--and her family--survive the challenges ahead?"--Provided by publisher.

True devotion /
ISBN: 1414310625. OCLC Number:

Multnomah Publishers,. Sisters, Ore. :. ©2002.

Navy SEAL Lt. Joe "Bear " Baker, having watched over his buddy Nick's widow Kelly for three years since Nick's death, finds his feelings for Kelly turning from friendship into love, but the danger that took Nick from them is waiting to strike again and the couple will need to depend on God and each other to survive.

True valor /
ISBN: 1414310633. OCLC Number:

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Gracie is a Navy pilot; Bruce works Air Force pararescue. When she is shot down behind enemy lines, Bruce has got one mission: get Gracie out alive.

True honor /
ISBN: 1414310641. OCLC Number:

Multnomah Publishers,. Sisters, Or. :. ©2002.

CIA officer Darcy St. James is after a man who knew that the September 11 attacks would happen. Navy SEAL Sam "Cougar" Houston is busy being deployed around the world chasing after this man. Under the pressure of war St. James and Houston discover the sweetness of love, but their romance might be short lived.

True courage /
ISBN: 1594150796. OCLC Number:

Thorndike Press,. Waterville, Me. :. 2005.

Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid a stalker is responsible. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive But he didn't plan on falling in love with the only witness.

Kidnapped :
ISBN: 1414323638. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House Publishers,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. ©2008.

Someone snatched his cousin's wife and son. FBI agent Luke Falcon is searching for a kidnapper and sorting out the crime. He's afraid it's the work of a stalker. He's afraid they're already dead. And he'll do anything required to get them back alive ... but he didn't plan on falling in love with the only witness. This stand-alone title is a repackage of what was previously known as True Courage, the fourth book in the Uncommon Heroes series.

Threads of suspicion /
ISBN: 0764219979. OCLC Number:

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Pressured to deliver results through the governor's new Missing Persons Task Force, Detective Evie Blackwell and her new partner, David, investigate two cold cases while navigating growing suspicions about public agendas and questions in Evie's personal life.

Traces of guilt /
ISBN: 0764218867. OCLC Number:

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Gabriel Thane is the sheriff and lifetime resident of Carin County, Illinois, committed to upholding the law and keeping the residents safe. Lieutenant Evie Blackwell is a State Police Detective skilled at investigations. She launches a new task force to reexamine unsolved crimes across the state. She begins work with the sheriff's department on a few of its most troubling missing-persons cases, a deputy, his wife and eleven-year old son's disappearance, and in an unrelated case involving a six-year-old girl abducted from a hotel. As she examines old evidence, she finds a connection to a third cold case.

God's gift /
ISBN: 0373785216. OCLC Number:

Steeple Hill Books,. New York :. [2006], ©1998.

Missionary work in Africa was the most difficult and faith-affirming labor James Graham had ever faced, and warm, homey presents from a Good Samaritan back home gave him hope to carry on. But an injury halted his work and sent him home to Chicago. There, James met Rachel Ashcroft, who'd sent those thoughtful gifts, and he was intrigued by the sadness that shadowed her features. Bringing the light back into Rachel's face gave him new purpose, but was this respite only temporary? Or could James release his past and open his heart to receive Rachel's gift of love? - Publisher.

The marriage wish /
ISBN: 0373785194. OCLC Number:

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Scott Williams turns to God to mend the broken spirit of the beautiful yet troubled Jennifer St. James, the embodiment of all his wishes, who unexpectedly captivates his heart and wins his unconditional love.

Before I wake /
ISBN: 1414308159. OCLC Number:

Tyndale House,. Carol Stream, Ill. :. ©2006.

Tracking down a killer who is murdering tourist women in their sleep for no apparent motive, the sheriff of Justice, Illinois, is discouraged by the arrival of new detective Rae Gabriella, who is also investigating the killings on behalf of one victim's family.

The witness /
ISBN: 0786282142. OCLC Number:

Thorndike Press,. Waterville, Me. :. 2006.

After witnessing a murder eight years ago, Amanda Griffin chose a life in the shadows to protect her sisters, but now that the man who wants Amanda dead sees her sisters as the only way to locate her, facing the future will take a faith deeper than any of them knows.

Full disclosure /
ISBN: 0764210890. OCLC Number:

Bethany House,. Minneapolis :. 2012.

A car wreck and a suspicious death offer a lead on a hired shooter FBI agent Paul Falcon is tracking. Midwest homicide investigator Ann Silver has his attention when she passes the case to him. Is he prepared for both the case's and her secrets?

Unspoken /
ISBN: 0764211714. OCLC Number:

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"Charlotte Graham's never spoken about her kidnapping. Sixteen years later, she's back in Chicago and she is the only one who knows the truth. But, even now, can she risk sharing it?"--

Undetected /
ISBN: 0764212435. OCLC Number:

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"Researcher Gina Gray is on the verge of a breakthrough in sonar technology, and what she's told Navy Commander Mark Bishop is only the beginning."--

Taken /
ISBN: 076421571X. OCLC Number:

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"Years after being abducted as a teenager and being forced to assist a crime family, Shannon contacts private investigator Matthew Dane for help, desperate for resolution to the mysteries and pain of her past and hoping for the freedom to begin a new life"--


The Guardian

  • Christy Award Romance category, 2002
  • Disclosure

  • New York Times Bestseller

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    PO Box 9498 Springfield, IL 62791

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