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 the woman who poisoned her husband and partied hard on the insurance proceeds. Privileged and reckless, Hunter Logan can afford any lawyer she wants. She doesn't need Nora.
But when Nora learns more, she has to take Hunter's case. Her whole life, Nora's been getting ready to fight this legal battle—and it's one she has to win . . .
A Macavity Award finalist 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).
In Open the Door, Diana brings you an intriguing heroine, a minefield of a plot, and an entertaining supporting cast. "A great character, a great series—I highly recommend it to people." (Stephen Campbell, CrimeFiction.FM)
Buy Open the Door today and immerse yourself in a compelling, gritty legal thriller.
About the Author
Diana Deverell has published seven novels, a short fiction collection, and many short stories.
Her latest project is a series of legal thrillers set in Spokane and featuring Nora Dockson, a lawyer who specializes in appeal of life imprisonment and death penalty sentences. The first, Help Me Nora, was released in July, 2014. The second, Right the Wrong, was released in March, 2015. The third book will be published in late 2015.
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Diana made her debut as a novelist in 1998 with a series of international thrillers featuring State Department counterterrorist analyst Kathryn “Casey” Collins: 12 Drummers Drumming, Night on Fire, and East Past Warsaw. The three novels are also available in a single ebook, The Casey Collins Trilogy. Diana’s short story, "Warm Bodies in a Cold War", originally published in 1996 under a different title, introduced Casey to the readership of the Foreign Service Journal. The prequel No Place for an Honest Woman expanded on Casey’s early career. The story and all four thrillers are now available as individual ebooks.
In 2000, Diana’s short fiction starring FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd started making regular appearances in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. Her mystery collection, Run & Gun: A Dozen Tales of Girls with Guns includes eleven Dawna Shepherd stories first published by Alfred Hitchcock, plus all-new “Latin Groove”. Both the collection and “In Plain Sight,” her 2013 mystery, are available in e-editions. Dawna’s latest adventure, “Blown,” appeared in the Kobo Special Edition of Pulse Pounders, the Januaury 2015 issue of Fiction River anthology.
In 2012, Diana released her comic mystery novel, Murder, Ken Kesey, and Me as an ebook.
Other digital editions include "Heart Failure", a short story set on the day Jim Morrison died, written to order for a publisher of textbooks for Danish teens learning English.
Diana is a member (and past board member) of the International Association of Crime Writers. She belongs to the American Women’s Club in Denmark and her short fiction has appeared in Good Works: Prose and Poetry by Ex-Pat Women in Denmark.