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Dianne Freeman

Desert Nights, Rising Stars Sponsored Presenter 2020

About Dianne Freeman

Dianne Freeman is the acclaimed author of the Countess of Harleigh Mystery series. She is an Agatha Award and Lefty Award winner, as well as a finalist for the prestigious Mary Higgins Clark Award from Mystery Writers of America. She spent thirty years working in corporate accounting and finance and now indulges her love of writing, history, and mystery. Born and raised in Michigan, she and her husband split their time between Michigan and Arizona. Her second novel in the series, A LADY’S GUIDE TO GOSSIP AND MURDER, released in June 2019. Visit her at

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Panel: Making a Mystery
Shannon Baker, Dianne Freeman, Denise Ganley, Deborah J. Ledford, Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths

Friday, February 22, 2020, 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Location: Thoren, University Club
Type: Panel
Genre: Crime Fiction, Fiction, Mixed Genre, Mystery

What makes for a good mystery? How can perspective and character be used to create suspenseful scenes and great reveals? What can lyric essays, poetry, and literary fiction learn from the plot structures of crime fiction and noir? In this panel, join authors from the Sisters in Crime Desert Sleuths for a practical discussion on the craft of mysteries.