About the author

Diana Deverell

A native Oregonian, Diana Deverell was a US Foreign Service Officer and served in Washington DC, San Salvador, and Warsaw, before she moved to rural Denmark to write fulltime. She debuted as a published writer in 1998 with <em>12 Drummers Drumming</em>, her first international thriller.<br><br><p>Her latest release is <i>Lay Bare the Lie, </i>the sixth book in the Nora Dockson legal thriller series, featuring a woman ex-con turned appeals lawyer. The first five books in order are <i>Help Me Nora, Right the Wrong, Hear My Plea, Judge Me Not</i>, and <i>Open the Door</i>. “Mercy Find Me”, a story spun off the series, was a finalist for the 2019 Derringer Award for short mystery fiction and is now available as an ebook short story.<br></p> <br><p>Diana debuted as a published writer in 1998 with <i>12 Drummers Drumming</i>, her first international thriller. The latest thriller in the series is <i>China Box</i>. The four-book series spans seventeen years in the career of her heroine, State Department intelligence analyst Casey Collins.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Diana has also written the political thriller <i>Bitch Out of Hell</i> starring security pro Bella Hinton and told in Bella’s own salty words. Bella is the heroine of “Payback is a Bitch,” named by Otto Penzler as a distinguished mystery story of 2018. Before shining in stories of her own, Bella played a supporting role in several international thrillers taking place from the Cold War to the present.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Diana’s published short fiction includes seventeen stories starring FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd. All are available as ebook short stories. Dawna’s early adventures are collected in <i>Run &amp; Gun: A Dozen Tales of Girls with Guns</i> and she plays a supporting role in <i>Bitch Out of Hell</i> and three international thrillers.<br></p>