Beverly Connor (website) is an American archaeologist who also doubles as a successful archaeological mystery writer of two popular series: Diane Fallon and Lindsay Chamberlain series.
Beverly Connor was born in 1948 in Oak Ridge, Tennesse. She attended and graduated with a B.A., B.S., and an M.A. Archaeology from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
She grew up with the Nancy Drew and Judy Bolton Mysteries. She kept alive her love for these types of books throughout the years, even while she worked full time as an archaeologist doing fieldwork as well as analyzing artifacts, the next step in her career was to blend her two loves in one.
Thus her journey into writing archaeological mysteries has begun with a first book written and published in 1996 titled Rumour of Bones. This would the first book in her Lindsay Chamberlain series which currently includes 5 books.
She started her second, Dianne Fallon series in 2004 with One Grave Too Many, a series that at this time has 9 published books.
Her archaeological career has taken her through Georgia and South Carolina, where the author would do actual digging, as well as analyzing recovered artifacts.
The Diane Fallon series focuses on the forensic anthropologist who is also a museum director as well as a detective (not by choice, mind you) who solves crimes related to her field of work. The series currently has 9 books, with the latest one published 2010.
The Lindsay Chamberlain series is about an archaeologist with deep experience in Native American artifacts who loves solving old crimes related to archaeology. Currently, the series has only 5 books, with the latest one published in 2000. The author is now working on a 6th book, with an unknown publishing date. Hurry up, Beverly Connor!
Lindsay Chamberlain Series
1. Rumour Of Bones, 1996
2. Questionable Remains, 1997
3. Dressed To Die, 1998
4. Skeleton Crew, 1999
5. Airtight Case, 2000
6. Kill Site (not yet published)
Diane Fallon Series In Order
1. One Grave Too Many, 2004
2. Dead Guilty, 2004
3. Dead Secret, 2005
4. Dead Past, 2007
5. Dead Hunt, 2008
6. Scattered Graves, 2009
7. Dust to Dust, 2009
8. The Night Killer, 2010
9. One Grave Less, 2010
10. Blood Evidence (not yet published)
Murder In Macon, 2013 (written in collaboration with her husband, Charles Connor)