Genre: Mystery/Thriller Short Stories
Meet The Author
Diana Reif first came to the Keys in the 70s and it was love at first sight. She left to attend law school in Miami and then practiced law in the Lower Keys for many years. Originally from Michigan, she also studied in France and Mexico during her undergraduate years. She has traveled widely since then. Diana is an avid painter as well as a writer. She and her husband live in Key West with their rescued dog, Picasso.
Q. What do you like best about writing?
A. The ability to create people, situations and solutions any way I desire.
Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
A. Several years ago, the Miami Herald's Tropic Magazine published my prizewinning entry, written on a whim, of a proposed 13th chapter to Naked Came the Manatee, a serial novel penned by Dave Barry, Elmore Leonard, Edna Buchanan, Carl Hiassen, and other south Florida writers. I was hooked.
by Diana Reif,
Key West lawyer Tabitha "Tab" DeWitt is innocently caught up in a search for $10 million and emeralds from a sunken Spanish galleon. The loot was hidden and nearly forgotten after a disastrous old CIA financed sting. Murder, prison, and a change of political winds put the quest for the missing treasure temporarily on hold, but 15 years later the search resumes with a vengeance, tied now to a crooked development scheme. When Tab stumbles on the money, her life spins out of control. Aided by a heroic elderly woman, Tab falls victim to a corrupt judge, greedy builders, and assorted crooks. Abduction, a terrifying sailboat passage, murder, and a threatened hurricane, lead everyone to a twisted and ironic conclusion.
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