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.

Where to find Diana Deverell online


Books

Polonaise: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,660. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three days before Christmas, 2000, and FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd’s in Warsaw, bodyguarding a key female witness in the trial of ruthless but runty crime boss Mike the Midget. A Macavity Award finalist acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly) in her international thriller series, Diana Deverell brings you an exciting short mystery. Buy “Polonaise” and take a holiday with Dawna.
Con Prince of Copenhagen: A Short Story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Life dropped teenage American Toby Nielsen cold turkey into a Danish school. Toby has to find a way to get over. His own way. Until he owns Copenhagen. And he has to start now. Because nobody’s born a great con artist. Toby has to make himself into one. Acclaimed for “sharp storytelling”, Diana Deverell brings you a humorous tale of teenage life in an international capital. Buy it today.
Open the Door
Series: Nora Dockson Legal Thrillers. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 62,410. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
An ex-con, Nora Dockson pulled herself out of the gutter and became an appeals lawyer. She focuses on rescuing women unfairly convicted of killing their loved ones. Yet she won’t work for a woman who can afford any lawyer she wants. Until Nora realizes she’s been getting ready to fight this legal battle all her life—and it’s one she has to win . . . Buy OPEN THE DOOR today.
The Nora Dockson Trilogy * Help Me Nora * Right the Wrong * Hear My Plea
Series: Nora Dockson Legal Thrillers. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 227,680. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three full-length thrillers in one ebook—get them all for a savings of more than fifty percent! Nora Dockson is an ex-con who pulled herself out of the gutter and became an appeals attorney. Nora works only for convicted felons, rescuing innocents trapped by the flawed process that put them behind bars. Buy The Nora Dockson Trilogy for a gripping ride with an unforgettable protagonist.
Boot Scoot: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Dawna Shepherd’s celebrating Christmas in her home town when a bounty hunter pursues her college student brother home from Lubbock. Certain that Fugitive Team Leader O’Brien won’t give up, all Dawna's crime-fighter instincts are screaming that he'll ruin this holiday for someone she loves. Can law-abiding Dawna find a way to save Christmas?
Judge Me Not
Series: Nora Dockson Legal Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 62,510. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
A Macavity Award-nominee acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell has “a gift that grabs the reader so one cares about every character in the story” (reader review). With Judge Me Not, Diana brings you an intriguing heroine, a suspenseful plot, and an entertaining supporting cast. “A great character, a great series.” (Stephen Campbell, CrimeFiction.FM
Shaken, Not Stirred: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,610. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Hoping to heal her broken heart, FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd takes a break from busting bad guys to vacation at SpyGirl Fantasy Camp. But the two Russian mobsters waiting for her aren’t actors pretending they’re bad. These goons plan to bust her ticker for good. A story that answers the simple question: Does a hardboiled FBI agent ever get to have fun? Bonus Story: "Hungarian Dance No. 5"
China Box
Series: Casey Collins International Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,610. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
A Macavity Award-nominee acclaimed for her “sharp story telling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell brings her all-too-human heroine Casey Collins back to the US and into action as “an intricate chess match of espionage, international wheeling-dealing, and love plays out in Washington and Silicon Valley.” (Reader review) Buy China Box today and discover this suspenseful series.
Hear My Plea
Series: Nora Dockson Legal Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Hear My Plea has a “timely plot, filled with delicious intrigue and backbiting.” (Reader reviews) A Macavity Award-nominee acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell brings you an engaging heroine and an ongoing cast of interesting characters in her gripping legal thrillers. Buy Hear My Plea today and enjoy a “fascinating series” (CrimeFiction.FM).
Blown: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story
Series: FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd Mysteries. 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
Series: Nora Dockson Legal Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,070. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Right the Wrong is “an engaging legal thriller . . . in what I hope will be a long-running series.” (Stephen Campbell, CrimeFiction.FM). A Macavity Award-nominee acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell brings you an intriguing heroine and an ongoing cast of entertaining characters in her gripping thrillers. Buy Right the Wrong today and enjoy the series.
The Casey Collins Trilogy * 12 Drummers Drumming * Night on Fire * East Past Warsaw
Series: Casey Collins International Thrillers. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 271,350. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Three full-length thrillers in one ebook--get them all for a savings of more than fifty percent. This trilogy features Casey Collins, a State Department specialist in the war on terror. Join Casey on a twisting ride through post-Cold War Europe as she's drawn off her desk job and into action not once--but three times. Buy the Casey Collins Trilogy today and continue the adventure in CHINA BOX.
Help Me Nora
Series: Nora Dockson Legal Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Help Me Nora is “a compelling gritty novel. I could not put it down and found the legal background fascinating.” (Goodreads review) A Macavity Award-nominee acclaimed for “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell brings you an intriguing heroine and an ongoing cast of entertaining characters in her engaging legal thrillers. Buy Help Me Nora today and start this “fascinating series."
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 International 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
“Chilling Suspense and heated passion—A brilliant debut.” (Barbara Parker, Edgar-finalist author) “A thriller which will keep you on your toes . . . with a polish and flair that holds nothing back in the areas of terror, torture, and adventure, as well as in more tender worlds of love and loyalties.” (National Public Radio). Buy 12 Drummers Drumming today and start reading this fast-paced series.
Heart Failure
Price: $0.99 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 International Thrillers. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,670. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Candor can get you killed in Cold War Poland. The first thing junior diplomat Casey Collins must learn is to be an excellent liar. A Macavity Award nominee acclaimed for her “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell brings you a suspenseful espionage thriller, filled with Cold War intrigue and introducing a young, engaging heroine. Buy No Place for an Honest Woman today.
Warm Bodies in a Cold War
Series: Casey Collins International Thrillers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,830. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A Macavity Award nominee acclaimed for her “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly) in the Casey Collins International Thriller series, Diana Deverell brings you the short story where it all began. Buy “Warm Bodies in a Cold War” today and meet Casey at the threshold of a sinister labyrinth of seduction, espionage, and terror that continues in the prequel No Place for an Honest Woman.
East Past Warsaw
Series: Casey Collins International Thrillers. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,030. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
“. . . a tale that makes you pray it’s fiction.” (S.E. Warwick, mystery reviewer) Casey Collins struggles to contain a nuclear evil let loose when the Cold War ended. A Macavity Award nominee acclaimed for her “sharp storytelling” (Publishers Weekly), Diana Deverell brings you an all-too-human heroine dealing with stolen plutonium headed for North Korea. Buy East Past Warsaw today.
Night on Fire
Series: Casey Collins International 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
"Deverell's solid second Casey Collins novel [has] engaging narrative, gripping mystery, and wily plot twists.” (Publishers Weekly) Buy Night on Fire today, it's “a thriller that grabs you by the throat and makes you come along for the ride. And with Deverell in the driver's seat, the ride is unforgettable.” (The Statesman-Journal)

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