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An ebook edition of my latest Dawna Shepherd short story is on the way!

Drones appear in the first line of “Blown”, a short mystery story published in Fiction River earlier this year:

“Monday night at eight-fifty-five, Polish time, a covey of midget helicopters burst through the half-open clerestory windows in the banquet hall. FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd kicked into arrest mode.”

I thought that was good enough reason to post this terrific photo of the Janester, owned by long-time friend Bill and photographed from his buddy George’s quad-copter flying close by. In July, I’ll release an ebook edition of “Blown: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story”.

Podcast about RIGHT THE WRONG

Crime fiction reviewer Stephen Campbell invited me to tell him about my second Nora Dockson legal thriller, Right the Wrong. We talked about why I was drawn to the character of a convicted felon who becomes an appeals attorney. I wanted to understand how that troubled history equips her to battle with unusual effectiveness for her down-and-out clients. I explained that in telling her story, I discovered that I’m also writing from my heart. You can hear a podcast of the interview starting May 18, 2015, at CrimeFiction.FM  Also available for download from iTunes podcasts


Right the Wrong - A Nora Dockson Legal Thriller by Diana Deverell

Newest release: RIGHT THE WRONG

Right the Wrong by Diana Deverell cover


Nora Dockson got out of prison and became a lawyer. Her clients are already behind bars. She’s fighting to free two men sentenced to life for murders they didn’t commit. In a broken criminal justice system, she breaks the rules. And sees a way to expose the lies. Then, her bad-girl past roars into her present. And Nora’s got a tougher challenge: Can she dodge the Devil this time?

This is my second legal thriller featuring the scrappy Spokane attorney. The first is Help Me Nora. I plan to publish a third book in the series in November, 2015.

Where to buy Right the Wrong – I’ll add more links as they go live