Author Archives: diannefreeman

IT’S PUB DAY!!

The big day for me and Frances Wynn. A BRIDE’S GUIDE TO MARRIAGE AND MURDER releases today, and for Frances–she’s getting married! On the eve of her marriage to George Hazelton, Frances has a great deal more on her mind … Continue reading

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A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder

It’s June! That means it’s time for another Countess of Harleigh mystery! And she’s getting married! Yay! Hey. Wait a minute…how can Frances be the Countess of Harleigh if she’s marrying George Hazelton, who is definitely not the Earl of … Continue reading

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Victorian Photography

Research is always one of my favorite parts of writing historical fiction. When I read an advertisement in a 1900 London newspaper for a photographer who will come to your wedding or garden parties, I thought, perfect! In A Bride’s … Continue reading

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Mystery Conventions Are Back!

I was lucky enough to spend last weekend at the Left Coast Crime Convention in Albuquerque and I had a wonderful time! For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Left Coast Crime is an annual mystery convention sponsored … Continue reading

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The Gilded Age

Have you been watching The Gilded Age? For those who haven’t, it’s a series about the ultra-wealthy and the ultra-elite in 1882 New York City. I’ve heard several people complain about the exterior settings and the costumes, but what Julian … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

All the Countess of Harleigh mysteries have just a touch of romance and in the next book, love is definitely in the air! It’s February 1900 and Frances and George are getting married! A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder … Continue reading

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It’s January–Ho-Hum

That’s pretty much how I feel about January. It’s just not my month. The holidays are over. The days are short and cold, even in Arizona. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. If I need to change something, I’m not … Continue reading

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My Favorites of 2021

Hard to believe 2021 is coming to an end. When I looked back at this year’s posts, I was surprised that I haven’t talked about many of my favorite reads. I thought it time I made up for that with … Continue reading

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A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder

To me it feels like A Fiancée’s Guide to First Wives and Murder just released, but things are already in motion at my publisher for the next book, A Bride’s Guide to Marriage and Murder! I just finished copy edits … Continue reading

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The Victorian Life

I’ve been off social media and laying low for the past few weeks. My back surgery was successful and now that I’m out of the hospital and back home, my life feels a little like that of a Victorian lady. … Continue reading

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