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Kelly, Diane

Diane Kelly writes the Tara Holloway Mystery Series which started in 2011 and takes place in Dallas, Texas. It features IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway who is a recovering tomboy with a head for numbers.. Tara’s fast becoming the Annie Oakley of the IRS.


Diane also writes the Paw Enforcement Mystery series which starts in June 2014 and is set in Fort Worth, Texas. It features police officer Megan Luz and her loyal K-9 partner Brigit—two Fort Worth cops who are worth their weight in kibble. SHE’S ON A SHORT LEASH. Officer Luz is lucky she still has a job after tasering a male colleague where it counts the most. Sure, he had it coming—which is why the police chief is giving Megan a second chance. The catch? Her new partner can’t carry a gun, can’t drive a cruiser, and can’t recite the Miranda Rights. Because her new partner is a big furry police dog. So that’s what the chief meant when he called Megan’s partner a real b*tch…

Diane Kelly writes the House-Flipper Mystery series. Started in January 2019 and set in Nashville, TN. Meet Whitney Whitaker and her cat Sawdust. A hopeless romantic when it comes to real estate, she knows what it takes to find—and flip—the home of one’s dreams. A fixer-upper is like catnip to Whitney: she can’t resist the challenge of turning an eyesore into a priceless work of art.

Diane Kelly writes the Southern Homebrew Mystery Series which started in June 2021 and is set in Tennessee.  The Hayes family has made moonshine in Chattanooga since the days of Prohibition, and Hattie is happy to continue the tradition, serving up fun, fruity flavors in mason jars for locals and tourists alike.