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Diane Janes - Author

About the Author

Diane Janes grew up in Birmingham. In between marrying and raising two children she worked in seemingly every field, from mortgages to engineering, until eventually she gave up the day job to write full time. This resulted in two shortlistings for the CWA Debut Dagger and subsequent publication. Diane has lived in the north of England for the last twenty years. When not writing or lecturing she enjoys travel and watching tennis.

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The Missing Diamond Murder

The Missing Diamond Murder

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2019

A Stroke of Bad Luck

A Stroke of Bad Luck

Author: Diane Janes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/05/2019

On a bitter day in January 1934 a young woman pays an unexpected visit to the occupant of the condemned cell in Armley Jail in Leeds. The man is Ernest Brown, who stands convicted of the murder of his employer, Frederick Morton, and is soon to be hanged. The woman is Florence Morton, the victim's sister. Florence knows that Ernest is a bad lot. He deserted from the army, acquired a criminal record for theft and drunken driving, and has admitted to having had an affair with the victim's wife. But did he kill her brother, Freddy Morton? Based on a true story, the mystery surrounding Freddy Morton's death unfolds page by page, drawing the reader into a fascinating web of conflicting statements, competing loyalties, and a seemingly impossible murder scenario. As the clock ticks and the day of Ernest's execution approaches, will Florence manage to discover the truth about the brutal murder of her brother?

The Magic Chair Murder

The Magic Chair Murder

Author: Diane Janes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

The Poisoned Chalice Murder A 1920s English mystery

The Poisoned Chalice Murder A 1920s English mystery

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/03/2019

The Magic Chair Murder

The Magic Chair Murder

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2018

The Poisoned Chalice Murder A 1920s English mystery

The Poisoned Chalice Murder A 1920s English mystery

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2018

The Magic Chair Murder

The Magic Chair Murder

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2017

Stick or Twist A Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Stick or Twist A Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/05/2017

Death at Wolf's Nick The Killing of Evelyn Foster

Death at Wolf's Nick The Killing of Evelyn Foster

Author: Diane Janes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2017

In January 1931, on a lonely stretch of Northumberland road known as Wolf's Nick, flames rose up into the night sky from the neighboring moorland. Beyond anyone's help, Evelyn Foster, a young taxi driver, lay near her burning car--herself engulfed in flames--desperately hoping to be found by a passing vehicle. With her last breath she described her attacker: a mysterious man with a bowler hat who had asked her to drive him to the next village, then attacked her and left her to die. What followed was a remarkable effort by some members of the police to track down Evelyn's killer--while other members of the force questioned the circumstances, Evelyn's character, and even if there was a man at all. Professional crime writer and lecturer Diane Janes gained unprecedented access to Evelyn's case files. Through her evocative description, gift for storytelling and detailed factual narrative, Diane takes the reader back to the scene of the crime, painting a vivid description of village life and the social attitudes of the 1930s. Central to this tragic tale is a daughter, sister, and friend who lost her life in an unspeakably horrific way, and the likely name of her murderer--revealed for the first time.

Stick or Twist A contemporary romantic suspense

Stick or Twist A contemporary romantic suspense

Author: Diane Janes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2017

Stick or Twist A contemporary romantic suspense

Stick or Twist A contemporary romantic suspense

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2016

Swimming in the Shadows A Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Swimming in the Shadows A Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2016

Swimming in the Shadows A contemporary romantic suspense

Swimming in the Shadows A contemporary romantic suspense

Author: Diane Janes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2015

Swimming in the Shadows: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Swimming in the Shadows: A Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Author: Diane Janes Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/07/2014

The Case of the Poisoned Partridge The Strange Death of Lieutenant Chevis

The Case of the Poisoned Partridge The Strange Death of Lieutenant Chevis

Author: Diane Janes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2013

On 22 June 1931, Lieutenant Hugh Chevis and Frances, his bride of six months, sat down to dinner as usual at their bungalow at Deepcut Barracks. Within an hour, Chevis was showing signs of strychnine poisoning and by the next morning he was dead. Thus began one of the most intriguing unsolved murder enquiries of the twentieth century - soon to become known as `The Case of the Poisoned Partridge'. When a mysterious telegram arrived from Dublin on the day of Hugh's funeral, containing the words `HOORAY HOORAY HOORAY', the Surrey Police found themselves at the centre of an international investigation, considering clues from Eire, India and the Far East. Suspicion also fell on those closer to home. Was it possible to break the alibi provided by Major Jackson, Frances Chevis's former husband? And what of the enigmatic Frances herself? Featuring previously unpublished material, this book provides the definitive account of the Poisoned Partridge Case.

Poisonous Lies: The Croydon Arsenic Mystery Great Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century

Poisonous Lies: The Croydon Arsenic Mystery Great Unsolved Murders of the 20th Century

Author: Diane Janes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

In suburban Croydon over a period of ten months during 1928-9, three members of the same family died suddenly. A complex police investigation followed, but no charges were ever brought and the mystery remains officially unsolved. In the eighty years which followed, the finger of suspicion has been pointed at one member of the family after another: now, using the original police files and other contemporary documents, Diane Janes meticulously reconstructs these astonishing events and offers a new solution to an old murder mystery.

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