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Diana Gabaldon

(Diana Jean Gabaldon Watkins)
USA flag (b.1952)

Diana Gabaldon is the author of the international bestsellers CROSS STITCH, DRAGONFLY IN AMBER, VOYAGER, DRUMS OF AUTUMN and THE FIERY CROSS - all featuring Claire and Jamie Fraser. Although American by birth, Diana has become fascinated by the history of Scotland, England, France and the USA in the mid-18th century when the struggles that would determine the shape of the modern world were taking place. She lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and their children.

Genres: Historical, Historical Mystery, Mystery, Young Adult Fantasy
Anthologies edited
Anthologies containing stories by Diana Gabaldon
Short stories
Surgeon's Steel (1995)

Rita Awards Best Novel winner (1992) : Cross Stitch

Diana Gabaldon recommends
The Oracle Glass (1994)
Judith Merkle Riley
"Open the pages, and out comes a whiff of brimstone, as The Oracle Glass transports you to the Paris of kings and witches, on a guided tour of corruption, love, and sorcery."
That Way Lies Camelot (1994)
Janny Wurts
"Janny Wurts builds beatiful castles in the air ... every detail is richly imagined and vividly rendered."
White Mare's Daughter (1998)
(Epona, book 1)
Judith Tarr
"A great adventure, beautifully written! And the horses are great."
Obsidian Butterfly (2000)
(Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter, book 9)
Laurell K Hamilton
"I've never read a writer with a more fertile imagination and fewer inhibitions about using it."
Uther (2000)
(Camulod / Legends of Camelot, book 7)
Jack Whyte
"From the building blocks of history and the mortor of reality, Jack Whyte has built Arthur's world and showed us the bone beneath the flesh of legend."
The Merlin of the Oak Wood (2001)
(Joan of Arc Tapestries, book 2)
Ann Chamberlin
"Wonderful! Every word is - literally - magic."
The Book of Shadows (2002)
(Herculine Trilogy, book 1)
James Reese
"Vivid... remarkably striking... lavishly detailed and lushly written."
Lake in the Clouds (2002)
(Wilderness , book 3)
Sara Donati
"One of those rare stories that lets you breath the air of another time."
Dawn of Empire (2006)
(Eskkar Saga, book 2)
Sam Barone
"Beautifully imagined and researched adventure, with terrific action!"
The Scent of Shadows (2007)
(Sign of the Zodiac, book 1)
Vicki Pettersson
"From the one-damn-thing-after-another school of unputdownable books, The Scent of Shadows rockets into the air and explodes like fireworks, with nonstop bursts of action and imagination."
Nefertiti (2007)
(Egyptian Royals Collection, book 1)
Michelle Moran
"Nefertiti is a fascinating window into the past, a heroic story with a very human heart. Compulsively readable!"
The Spymaster's Lady (2008)
(Spymaster's Lady, book 1)
Joanna Bourne
"What a terrific story! One of the most unusual, resourceful, and humerous heroines I've ever met."
Haunting Beauty (2009)
(Mists of Ireland, book 1)
Erin Quinn
"A complex, mysterious, and very satisfying story!"
High Crimes on the Magical Plane (2009)
(Samantha Brennan and Annabelle Haggerty Mystery, book 1)
Kris Neri
"...delicious; a funny, pell-mell romp..."
The Darling Strumpet (2011)
Gillian Bagwell
"[A] richly engaging portrait of the life and times of one of history's most appealing characters!"
Rivers of London (2011)
(Rivers of London, book 1)
Ben Aaronovitch
"What would happen if Harry Potter grew up and joined the Fuzz."
Moonglow (2012)
(Darkest London, book 2)
Kristen Callihan
"Callihan has a great talent for sexual tension and jaw-dropping plots that weave together brilliantly in the end."
In a Fix (2012)
(Ciel Halligan, book 1)
Linda Grimes
"A fast-paced, sexy romp with characters as original as its intriguing premise!"
An Air of Treason (2014)
(Sir Robert Carey, book 6)
P F Chisholm
Debts (2014)
(Vinlanders' Saga, book 3)
Frankie Robertson
"A great tale of adventure and romance!."
Birds Also Cry (2014)
Kristene Perron
"A beautifully constructed story with multiple layers of metaphor and allusion, with an elegantly-crafted, deeply felt emotion at its heart."
The Tudor Vendetta (2014)
(Spymaster Chronicles, book 3)
C W Gortner
Finding Fraser (2015)
K C Dyer
"Jamie Fraser would be Deeply Gratified at having inspired such a charming funny, poignant story-and so am I."
The Survivors (2015)
(Cal Henderson, book 1)
Robert Palmer
"The best suspense suspense I've read this year it will haunt you."
Into the Dim (2016)
(Into the Dim, book 1)
Janet B Taylor
"Instantly engaging, constantly suspenseful, ultimately poignant and satisfying."
The Vineyard (2017)
María Dueñas
"Evocative, tender, and lush; a wonderful experience of times and lives in turmoil."
Chasing the Wind (2018)
(Roxy Loewen Mystery, book 1)
C C Humphreys
"A barrel-rolling barn-burner of a book! Roxy's got a tender heart with a steel jacket, and the skill and courage to bring her in on a wing and a prayer. A good thing, because this girl doesn't pack a parachute."
Second Lady (2018)
Jeanette Baker
"Wonderful...It grips from the first page to the last."
Bellewether (2018)
Susanna Kearsley
"I've loved every one of Susanna's books! She has bedrock research and a butterfly's delicate touch with characters—sure recipe for historical fiction that sucks you in and won't let go!"
Pushback (2018)
John E Stith
"A lovely, twisty thriller that moves like a roller coaster."
Death of an Eye (2018)
(Eye of Isis, book 1)
Dana Stabenow
"For those who like books with rich settings, engaging characters, strong women and hot sex on occasion...let me recommend Dana Stabenow."
The Killing Light (2019)
(Sacred Throne, book 3)
Myke Cole
"A heart-wrenching, blood-racing, all-round page turner."

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