As well as being the author of several crime novels, Diane Janes has also written four factual books, examining real life British murders which occurred in the first half of the twentieth century, and contributed to the CWA anthology Truly Criminal. Her work has been translated into German and Japanese, and she has been shortlisted for both the Debut Dagger and the John Creasey New Blood Dagger. In 2012 she was awarded a Red Herring by the CWA. Her latest novel The Magic Chair Murder is published by Severn House and a new non-fiction book Death at Wolf’s Nick: The Killing of Evelyn Foster is now available from Mirror Books.
Originally from Birmingham, she has also lived on Teesside, in Lancashire and the Lake District, and is currently domiciled in Devon. When not researching, writing on, or lecturing about the darker side of life and death, she enjoys reading, watching tennis, and traveling.