Diane Fanning is the author of ten true crime books including the Edgar Award nominated WRITTEN IN BLOOD and the best-selling MOMMY'S LITTLE GIRL from St. Martin’s Press; as well as, five mystery novels including four in the Lucinda Pierce series from Severn House.
Diane has been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, Forensic Files, the Deadly Women series, Court TV, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Justice with Judge Jeanine, the Discovery Channel and local TV channels and have been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast.
As a commercial writer. Diane earned more than seventy Addy Awards in the twenty years she wrote for radio, television and print. She worked as an Executive Director at non-profit organizations for more than a dozen years. In that capacity, she served three terms by appointment of the Governor of Texas on the State Advisory Committee and received the 2002 NACG Freedom Fighter Award. Her first true crime book, THROUGH THE WINDOW, led to the Defenders of Innocents Award from the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project.
Diane was born in Baltimore, Maryland, lived more than two decades in Virginia and now live in New Braunfels, Texas with her husband and a cat with an attitude.
The Trophy Exchange: Life’s been rough for Lt. Lucinda Pierce. Now, she faces a serial killer and her main suspect is a highly respected doctor. Good thing she doesn’t mind bending the rules.
Punish the Deed: A complicated investigation teaches Lucinda that no good deed goes unpunished.
Mistaken Identity: A dissonant crime scene helps Lucinda uncover dark family secrets.
Sex, voodoo and murder, three stories of crimes linked to the church by Edgar Award Finalist Diane Fanning. In the basement of a Michigan church, a sexton uncovers the rotting skeleton of a nun. In a small southern town, a Baptist minister practices voodoo and five of his family members die mysteriously. In South Texas, the body of a devout young woman was found floating in a canal.
"I was astonished by how good this book was--insightful, well-written and fascinating." Hugh Aynesworth, four time Pulitzer Prize nominee.
OUT THERE, the in-depth story of how Captain Lisa Nowak, astronaut, mother and role model, drove cross-country wearing diapers to stalk and attack her love rival. Her successful career and unique fall from grace chronicles women’s social and economic struggle.
Black Widow is a 10,000 word true crime short about Betty Neumar and her five deceased husbands and the death of her only biological son. Was Betty Neumar unlucky with men? Or does a sinister thread run through this woman’s life.
Officer Molly Mullet finds the body of Rodney Faver-band manager for Country music star Trenton Wolfe-in the closet of the Solmes Music Hall with a guitar string embedded in his neck. Rodney has a long list of enemies, but it's Molly's childhood friend, Bobby Wiggins, who is fingered for the murder. Molly embarks on a mission to free Bobby and track down the real killer. Or will he find her first?
A missing elderly man shows up dead on his son’s front porch, his pockets full of acorns. Pierce isn’t certain if she’s investigating a murder or one of the strangest natural deaths she’s ever encountered. The investigation brings her into contact with the adult children of people with dementia and leads her to a strange wonderland. When the missing are found, often questions remain.
In the 3rd Lucinda Pierce mystery series, the detective unravels a labyrinth of evidence to track down a double murderer while exploring the depth of childhood scars and the price of irresponsible parenting.
The 2'nd Lucinda Pierce mystery.
Who is killing the leaders of non-profit agencies up and down the east coast? Lucinda investigates the death of charity worker Sharon Fleming who was brutally murdered. A note found by her mutilated body bears the words, "I was left behind." Is this a motive for murder? When a series of notes are also left on Lucinda’s car windshield, she knows it’s personal.
Life’s been tough for Lt. Lucinda Pierce. She lost an eye and disfigured her face responding to a domestic violence call. She accidentally killed a small child in the middle of a shoot-out with his father.
Now, she’s up against a serial killer and her main suspect is a highly respected doctor known for his international relief work.
It's a good thing she doesn't mind bending the rules.