Author: Diane Bator

A prolific writer, Reiki Master and martial artist, I am represented by Blue Ridge Literary Agency. I joined the Headwater Writers' Guild in 2007 and am currently at work on two mystery series:

Wild Blue Mysteries published by Books We Love Ltd

Gilda Wright Mysteries, published by Gemma Halliday Publishing

I also have a third series in the works as well as a story in another anthology coming in July 2015!

Library

Life is Better Brunette - Gilda Wright Mysteries book #3

Life is Better Brunette
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781943587421
  • Release: 2016-04-11
  • Author: Diane Bator
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Gilda Wright has always had an open mind about the spiritual world. Dating the hot sensei at her martial arts school, Mick Williams, has taught her that mind, body, and spirit have a strong connection. But when her good friend and sometimes flirtation, Kane Garrick, hires a pretty psychic at his New Age store, Gilda finds herself torn between being glad he's distracted and feeling just the teeny-tiniest bit jealous. A feeling that quickly turns to suspicion when the psychic's predictions begin to come true—including one about the murder of a well-known person in their small town! Suddenly Gilda wonders if the psychic's involvement in both her predictions and Kane's life are mere coincidence or a clever set up. It's up to Gilda to find the truth and track down a killer...before her own death becomes next on the psychic's prediction list!


Killer Beach Reads - Mystery & Romance Short Story Collection

Killer Beach Reads
  • Number: B011IYLRV2
  • Release: 2015-07-12
  • Authors: Leslie Langtry, Kerri Nelson, Patrice Lyle, Wendy Byrne, Mary Jo Burke, Ellyn Oaksmith, Sally J. Smith, Jean Steffens, Anna Snow, Nicole Leiren, Catherine Bruns, Elizabeth Ashby, A. Gardner, Gina LaManna, Gin Jones, Anne Marie Stoddard, Ellie Ashe, Janel Gradowski, Christina A. Burke, Kelly Rey, Stacey Wiedower, Tracy D. Comstock, Diane Bator, Dane McCaslin
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
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22 summer themed short stories by bestselling mystery and romance authors! Enjoy mystery, romance, and lots of laughter under the sun with shorts from some of your favorite series. The perfect quick reads for vacation lounging or sipping frosty drinks poolside! **Recipes included!**


Hardheaded Brunette - Gilda Wright Mysteries book #2

Hardheaded Brunette
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00YVHW0F6
  • Release: 2015-06-03
  • Author: Diane Bator
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
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From acclaimed author Diane Bator, comes a page turning mystery that will leave you guessing until the end!

Gilda Wright's life seems to finally be on track. Her love life is looking up with her hot boss, Mick, and she's planning and promoting a grand opening extravaganza for his new martial arts school. But things go awry when their special guest referee for the opening's exhibition match is found dead on the beach. To make matters worse, the school's sexy new weapons instructor, Kane Garrick, stands accused of his murder. In spite of her promise to Mick and nearly everyone else in town to not get involved, Gilda—a.k.a. the Brunette Sherlock—wades into danger one more time. The only question is, can Gilda catch a killer before the killer catches up to her?


Can't Keep a Brunette Down - Gilda Wright Mysteries book #1

Can't Keep a Brunette Down
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00P1G540E
  • Release: 2014-10-29
  • Author: Diane Bator
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery, Suspense: Cozy Mystery
  • Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing
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Gilda Wright thinks she's landed a dream job managing a karate school. Sure, her boss, Sensei Mick Williams, is almost as demanding as he is sexy, but Gilda is inspired by the strength of people around her and hopes to absorb some of that into her own life. But when Gilda finds the body of one of the instructors, laying in the dojo with a sword through his chest, suddenly Gilda must find her own inner strength and fast! The police see everyone as a suspect, including her boss, and it's up to Gilda to find out what really happened. She follows the clues of the missing scroll of the Four Possessions of the Samurai down a deadly path, filled with lies, deceit, and poisoned ninja stars! If she doesn't watch her step, she just may become the killer's next sparring partner.