Dianne Emley is a Los Angeles Times bestselling author who has received critical acclaim for her Detective Nan Vining thrillers and Iris Thorne mysteries. Her books have been translated into six languages. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies including Literary Pasadena. Dianne’s standalone paranormal mystery, The Night Visitor, was published by Alibi/Random House in September 2014. Alibi will publish the fifth in her Nan Vining series, Killing Secrets, in March 2015. A Los Angeles native, Dianne lives in California with her husband where she’s a pretty good cook and a terrible golfer. About Dianne’s books, Tess Gerritsen says: “Emley masterfully twists, turns, and shocks.”
Iris is intrigued when her ex-fiancé Todd invites her to investigate a new venture in risky post-Soviet Russia, plus she has personal business to settle with him. Soon after she meets Todd in Moscow, he's gunned down in front of her. Horrified, she returns to the comfort of L.A. with Todd's ashes which she's agreed to deliver to his sister. She learns that Todd's deadly legacy could destroy her.
Sexy, surefooted investment counselor Iris Thorne never looks back to her blue-collar roots in East L.A. but the suicide of the mother of her childhood friend, Paula, hits harder than the latest L.A. quake. Paula's dad asks Iris to locate the wayward Paula. Returning to the old neighborhood dredges up old memories that may solve an almost perfect murder or bring Iris down in an act of vengeance.
Sexy investment counselor Iris Thorne's life is sweet until the hot night her friend Bridget is murdered, witnessed by Brianna, Bridget's five-year-old daughter. The prime suspect is Bridget’s husband, Kip—volatile genius behind their computer games company, Pandora. Bridget left Pandora to her daughter and put Iris in charge. As evidence mounts against Kip, Iris fears for Brianna's life.
Single, savvy, L.A. investment counselor Iris Thorne survived a scandal. Rumor has it that she knows where a million-dollars in embezzlement bucks are hidden. Enter Iris's new client, Barbie Stringfellow, a wealthy, florid Southern widow. After a night of tequila-fueled flirtations with hunky colleage Art Silva, the squeeze is on. When Barbie is murdered, it's anybody's guess who's zooming whom.
Iris Thorne left a job teaching the deaf for a career in L.A.’s glittering financial district, where she's a high-stakes success. When Iris's friend, the deaf office gofer, Alley, is killed, she is drawn into the tangled investigation and back into the life of the homicide detective who broke her heart. Iris discovers that Alley had a very secret life. Series debut by this L.A. Times bestseller.