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Diane May is a crime thriller writer and she lives in Verona, Italy, with her husband. When she's not in her office writing, she can usually be found curled up on the sofa with a good book in her lap and a cup of green tea next to her.

The only daughter of an army colonel, she grew up on military bases where she learnt about weapons, discipline and the sacrifices of military life. She also worked for many years as a translator and interpreter for the Court of Law on mostly criminal cases.

EVO is her debut novel and she is currently working on her second crime thriller, Till Death Do Us Part, scheduled to be released in the summer of 2019.
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Diane May There’s a quote attributed to William Faulkner: “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” I find that d…moreThere’s a quote attributed to William Faulkner: “I only write when I am inspired. Fortunately I am inspired at 9 o’clock every morning.” I find that discipline is the best way to deal with what is called "writer's block."
Reading extensively is another way, as well as doing things which force me to get out of my comfort zone. I believe that when I challenge myself I train my mind to think differently, to come up with new approaches to life and writing alike.
When I'm feeling lazy and unispired or "not in the mood" I listen to horror movie soundtracks and they "wake me up" like nothing else will. Not even coffee.(less)
Diane May I'm currently working on my second book, a crime novel titled "Till Death Do Us Part" and here's a little something that I'm hoping will get you inter…moreI'm currently working on my second book, a crime novel titled "Till Death Do Us Part" and here's a little something that I'm hoping will get you interested:

The first thing detective Nicolò De Santis notices when he arrives at the crime scene is the strong smell of incense mixed with the hideous sickly-sweet stench of a decaying corpse. Then the woman’s body lying on the purple bedsheets, wearing only a white dress, her arms stretched as if crucified, her wrists slit. An open Bible is placed at her feet and, on her heart, a black bookmark with a chilling message printed in dark red letters.

If a woman commits adultery with another man, the adulteress is to be put to death. Signed: The Priest.

But is this just a one-time crime of passion or is there something more sinister going on? De Santis gets his answer when two more adulterous women are killed following the same ritual. And the hunt begins.

Kate Marini has just started dating De Santis and is tormented by one question alone: is she being unfaithful to her husband by being with the handsome detective?

But The Priest has already answered the question and his sentence is immovable.(less)
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“In his opinion, men fell into four categories: the gorgeous scoundrels, who had half of the female population swooning at their feet; the handsome good guys, who also encountered no difficulties in finding a partner; the ugly, but charming, who still had their fair share of success with the opposite sex. And then came the invisible ones. The men who were neither good-looking, nor ugly. The ones you saw once and failed to remember the next day. They were the nice guys. And he was one of them.”
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“If he even drinks coffee. I don’t. I only drink Green tea which is something close to blasphemy here in Italy where people worship coffee, where making a cup of coffee, be it espresso, macchiato, latte, or cappuccino, is an art in and of itself and where drinking coffee is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.”
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“They put him through all sorts of psychological tests and said he was still a murderer. He could have saved them a lot of time and trouble if they’d bothered to ask him directly.”
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“If he even drinks coffee. I don’t. I only drink Green tea which is something close to blasphemy here in Italy where people worship coffee, where making a cup of coffee, be it espresso, macchiato, latte, or cappuccino, is an art in and of itself and where drinking coffee is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.”
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