Diane Fanning
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Diane Fanning

I am the author of fourteen true crime books published by St. Martin's Press and Berkley Books including the Edgar Award nominated WRITTEN IN BLOOD and the best-selling MOMMY'S LITTLE GIRL. For the work I began with THROUGH THE WINDOW, I received the "Defender of Innocence" award from the Downstate Illinois Innocence Project. My latest true crime is BITTER REMAINS. Additionally, I have written ten mystery novels including five in the Lucinda Pierce series from Severn House. The latest is CHAIN REACTION.

I have been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, The Today Show, Biography, Forensic Files, Deadly Women,Behind Mansion Walls, Deadly Sins, On the Case with Paula Zahn, Justice with Judge Jeanine, MSNBC News, Court TV, Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, the Discovery Channel and local TV channels and have been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast.

I am an experienced non-fiction, fiction and commercial writer. I earned more than seventy Addy Awards in the twenty years I wrote for radio, television and print. I worked as an Executive Director at non-profit organizations for more than a dozen years. In that capacity, I served three terms by appointment of the Governor of Texas on the State Advisory Committee and received the 2002 NACG Freedom Fighter Award.

I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, lived more than two decades in Virginia, lived in New Braunfels, Texas, for another two and am now back in the shadow of the Blue Ridge mountains in Bedford, Virginia, with my husband and a sheltie named Emmitt Otter.

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    • Bitter Remains

    • A Custody Battle, a Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 125
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    On July 13, 2011, Laura Jean Ackerson of Kinston, North Carolina, went to pick up her two toddler sons. It would be the last time she was seen alive....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • COMPELLING ACCOUNT - WRONG NARRATOR!

    • By The Louligan on 03-18-16
    • A Custody Battle, a Gruesome Crime, and the Mother Who Paid the Ultimate Price
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Karyn O'Bryant
    • Length: 10 hrs and 47 mins
    • Release date: 01-05-16
    • 4 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Gone Forever

    • A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
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    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Susan McFarland watched, powerless, as her husband, Rick McFarland, went into a downhill spiral of get-rich-quick schemes, quirky shopping trips, and prescription-drug abuse....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a very good book

    • By Stephane on 06-19-12
    • A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Jane Cramer
    • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
    • Release date: 04-23-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 65 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Out There

    • The In-Depth Story of the Astronaut Love Triangle Case that Shocked America
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 11

    An in-depth story of the astronaut love triangle that shocked America. This captivating account casts light on Lisa Nowak's groundbreaking fall from grace....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not about the killer astronaut

    • By Niall on 09-17-12
    • The In-Depth Story of the Astronaut Love Triangle Case that Shocked America
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
    • Length: 8 hrs and 16 mins
    • Release date: 04-27-12
    • 3 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $18.49

    • Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells

    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Hatting
    • Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 68
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    Ten-year-old Krystal Surles watched as her best friend was murdered before the intruder slashed her throat with a 12-inch boning knife....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good Book About a Very Bad Dude

    • By Dave on 08-07-12

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    • Baby Be Mine

    • The Shocking True Story of a Woman Who Murdered a Pregnant Mother to Steal Her Child
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelley M. Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
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    Lisa Montgomery presented her husband, Kevin, with their newborn baby girl, while a state way, police were investigating the brutal murder of 23-year-old Bobbie Jo Stinnett....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • THIS BOOK IS ALL OVER THE PLACE! NOT A FAVORITE!

    • By The Louligan on 03-25-16
    • The Shocking True Story of a Woman Who Murdered a Pregnant Mother to Steal Her Child
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelley M. Johnson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 12 mins
    • Release date: 04-27-12
    • 3 out of 5 stars 15 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Under Cover of the Night

    • A True Story of Sex, Greed, and Murder
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Dan John Miller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
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    Jocelyn Branham Earnest was found dead on the floor of her living room in Forest, Virginia. By her side was a gun and a suicide note-typed, lacking a signature, and with one fingerprint on it.....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Welcome to Virgina!

    • By Nick on 01-05-15

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    • Mommy's Little Girl

    • Casey Anthony and her Daughter Caylee's Tragic Fate
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Sally Blake
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
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    The nation wept when news broke of nearly three-year-old Caylee Anthony's disappearance from her home in Florida in July 2007....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Reader Makes All The Difference

    • By Synsee on 02-07-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Pastor's Wife

    • The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Julie Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
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    Beneath a veneer of respectability and religion, Mary Winkler's soul festered as she struggled to be obedient and loving to her husband and her God....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Satisfies your curiosity about this murder.

    • By farmhouselady on 12-04-12
    • The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Julie Williams
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Release date: 07-18-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 47 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • A Poisoned Passion

    • A Young Mother, her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelby Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
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      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Michael Severance survived five tours of duty with the Air Force in the war torn Middle East. But he could not survive five months of marriage to Wendi Davidson....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Fanning picks another loser narrator.

    • By Laura on 05-25-12
    • A Young Mother, her War Hero Husband, and the Marriage that Ended in Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Shelby Lewis
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 05-11-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 36 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Her Deadly Web

    • The True Story of a Former Nurse and the Strange and Suspicious Deaths of Her Two Husbands
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Olivia Searfoss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
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    One woman, Raynella Dossett Leath; two husbands, prosecutor Ed Dossett and barber Dave Leath: A startling piece of evidence brought the whole sordid tale to light....

    • The True Story of a Former Nurse and the Strange and Suspicious Deaths of Her Two Husbands
    • By: Diane Fanning
    • Narrated by: Olivia Searfoss
    • Length: 6 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 04-03-12
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 18 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

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