Joan Francis

Tehachapi Mountains resident Joan Francis is a licensed private investigator and owner of Francis Pacific Investigations. She has also worked as a newspaper reporter and is author of Diana Hunter thrillers,

Her novels are available both in our store and as Kobo eBooks. As with all of our Kobo books, you can read them on a Kobo eReader (available at Russo's), your home computer, iPad, Nook, or Android smart phone.

$4.95 Old Poison (Book #1)

$4.95 Silent Coup (Book #2)

$4.95 Corporatocracy Rules (Book #3)

Deadly Treasure Cover Image
$12.05
ISBN: 9780982137086
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Published: Lobathian Publishers - May 18th, 2013

Aboard the cruise ship, Roaming Dreamer, Diana Hunter, is about to encounter a level of adventure and danger far beyond anything described in a luxury cruise ship brochure. In 1949 her uncle, Bennett Hunter, escaped pursuit aboard a freighter departing from Los Angeles Harbor and took with him a sea chest with five priceless works of art.


Corporatocracy Rules: A Diana Hunter Thriller Cover Image
$12.05
ISBN: 9780982137024
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Published: Lobathian Publishers - May 11th, 2010

When PI Diana Hunter accepts a case from corporate titan, Maude McCollvoy, she goes undercover as a homeless woman to check up on Maude's crusading son, Robby McCollvoy. The case leads Diana from the dark streets of Los Angeles to the corporate towers of the super rich and makes her doubt that anything is what it appears to be.


Silent Coup: A Diana Hunter Thriller Cover Image
$16.45
ISBN: 9780982137000
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Published: Lobathian Publishers - November 10th, 2008

When private investigator Diana Hunter inherits her Uncle Bennett's hidden fortune, she also gets his secret files and his enemies. With no knowledge of Bennett's clandestine past, Diana is bewildered when she is pursued by a shadow organization using the powers of the Patriot Act.


Old Poison: A Diana Hunter Thriller Cover Image
$12.05
ISBN: 9780982137017
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Published: Lobathian Publishers - April 23rd, 2003

When PI Diana hunter strips away multiple layers of deception and false leads she learns that Evelyn Lilac's novel, The Martian Diary, is more than science fiction. Hidden within this fantastic story are allegation of corporate greed and crime that could lead to ecological disaster.