Diana Deverell

Biography

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 full-time. She debuted as a published writer in 1998 with 12 Drummers Drumming, her first Casey Collins Counterterrorism Thriller.

Her current project is the Nora Dockson Legal Thriller series, featuring an ex-con turned feisty appeals lawyer. The first three books are Help Me Nora, Right the Wrong, and Hear My Plea.

Diana also writes short fiction starring FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd. Dawna's fourteenth published adventure "Shaken, Not Stirred" is in the Jan/Feb 2016 edition of Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine. To hear what's next, Sign up for News on Diana's website.

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Books

Hear My Plea
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,180. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An ex-con, Nora Dockson has a soft spot for underdogs. She got her law degree so she could rescue them. So how did Wesley Mitchell jump to the top of her potential client list? Man’s so well-connected, for years he evaded punishment. Only after the feds stepped in did a jury find him guilty. He deserves his 65-year prison sentence. Unless the feds fought dirty. What Nora finds shocks everyone.
Blown: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Dawna yanks a renegade NSA contractor and accused spy out of a Polish banquet hall before he can testify to the European Justice Court about US cyber surveillance of "friendly" government leaders. Decidedly unfriendly forces are in hot pursuit as Dawna and her prisoner dash over snow-capped hills and through frosty woods as she struggles to keep them both alive in a December blizzard.
Right the Wrong
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When a lawyer’s client is a felon, she meets him in prison. Routine for attorneys who specialize in criminal appeals. But no prison visit is routine for a lawyer who’s an ex-con. When the gate in the perimeter fence slams shut behind Nora Dockson, her gut churns. But she’ll return often to force a broken system to release her innocent client. “An engaging legal thriller" — CrimeFiction.FM
The Casey Collins Trilogy
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 271,370. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Three full-length thrillers in one ebook—immerse yourself in a twisting ride through post-Cold War Europe with counterterrorist analyst Casey Collins as as she’s drawn off her desk job and into action not once—but three times! This trilogy spans three years at the peak of Casey's career and includes the highly praised novels 12 Drummers Drumming, Night on Fire, and East Past Warsaw
Help Me Nora
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,560. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Ex-con Nora Dockson pulled herself out of the gutter and became a lawyer. She works only for convicted felons, rescuing innocents trapped by the flawed process that put them behind bars. For seven years, she’s tried to convince the court that her client didn’t kill the victim. How difficult can it be to dig out the truth? It may cost her everything. "[A] fascinating Series" — CrimeFiction.FM
In Plain Sight: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,990. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Fleeing the cops, a wily Ponzi-schemer disguised in a black hat and chin whiskers is hiding among the Plain Folk wintering in a Sarasota suburb nicknamed “the Amish Las Vegas.” Trying to smoke out the fugitive, FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd tangles again with a persistent and hunky bounty hunter. She finds herself suiting up with a Florida college's women's basketball team to nail her man.
12 Drummers Drumming
Series: Casey Collins Counterterrorism Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,350. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A New York bound flight explodes soon after takeoff from Heathrow and US Foreign Service Officer Casey Collins is swiftly embroiled in a twisted series of events that paint her as a terrorist conspirator and a suspect in the airline bombing. Casey finds herself in a breakneck race against time, a lone woman standing between a diabolical terrorist and the completion of his deadly plan.
Heart Failure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Steve’s only 15 when his favorite lead singer dies. That loss makes him fear another. Older brother Tom is in the army, deployed to a war zone an ocean away. In only sixty days, Tom’s due home, but will he make it alive? And how can a kid brother help a soldier stay safe? This short story remembers the death of Jim Morrison in 1971, but the aching fear for a loved one fighting abroad is timeless.
Murder, Ken Kesey, and Me
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,080. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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An indie company is filming Ken Kesey's life story. Oregon location scout Star Stevens stumbles over a dead body and into the embrace of the FBI. She's forced to join their investigation of gangland boss and titty bar owner Oscar Quarry. Narrowly escaping death, she's suddenly living her own movie. Will she be a star? Or the next corpse? And which homicidal Oregonian is racking up the body count?
Run & Gun: A Dozen Tales of Girls with Guns
Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,770. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd confronts a Warsaw crime boss, a New York City bounty hunter, and a Homeland Security agent cowboying in the middle of the North Sea, among others. She foils devious plots ranging from human trafficking to illegal sports betting, and more. From Dallas to Ulan Bator, Dawna shuts down not only the FBI's most wanted and but also any crook messing with her family.
No Place for an Honest Woman
Series: Casey Collins Counterterrorism Thrillers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,290. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Junior diplomat Kathryn “Casey” Collins sits in Cold War Poland. In April 1986, she's a sitting duck. East Bloc spies are trying to trick secrets from her. Gaddafi's terrorist surrogates are killing Americans in Europe as the US Air Force readies its bombers to raid Libya. Chernobyl's meltdown will soon shower her with radioactive fallout. Casey must choose sides. A wrong decision means death.
Warm Bodies in a Cold War
Series: Casey Collins Counterterrorism Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,010. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The boar Casey Collins hit is road-kill. Her VW's in a snow-shrouded ditch. She and Matt, the young Marine guard riding shotgun, are stuck on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain after dark, an hour from the Warsaw embassy. She can't let the lad freeze to death. She cajoles him into her double sleeping bag and climbs in after. Her need for warmth this icy winter night puts her on a deadly road.
East Past Warsaw
Series: Casey Collins Counterterrorism Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,150. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
From twilight in the parking lot at Dulles Airport to a sunlit afternoon in a Belarus orchard, the action winds breathlessly eastward as Casey Collins and her small band of unlikely cohorts struggle to contain a nuclear evil let loose when the Cold War ended. En route to Berlin for an international conference, a crushing series of events force Casey into the field to risk all she holds dear.
Night on Fire
Series: Casey Collins Counterterrorism Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,400. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
U.S. Foreign Service officer Casey Collins is in Denmark to locate black market Stinger missiles. The search draws her into a deadly war between rival motorcycle gangs. Her partner in the Stinger project is caught in the crossfire and Casey stands exposed in the fiery blaze of a midnight sun. A dark net from Denmark to the volatile capitals of Eastern Europe tightens around her.

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