Dianne Emley is a L.A.Times and Amazon bestselling author who has received critical acclaim for her Detective Nan Vining thrillers and Iris Thorne mysteries. Her books have been published in over 20 countries and seven languages. Her short fiction has been published in anthologies including Literary Pasadena. A Los Angeles native, Dianne lives in the California countryside with her husband. About Dianne’s books, Tess Gerritsen says: “Emley masterfully twists, turns, and shocks.”
Iris Thorne is a single, sexy, savvy Los Angeles investment counselor and amateur sleuth in the "greed is good" late 1980s. She mixes an exhilarating cocktail of high finance and mayhem when dealing with bad guys both in the boardroom and behind closed doors. "With her bold moral compass, her appealing in-your-face attitude and unsettled romantic life, Iris is a compelling heroine." --Publishers Weekly
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.