The Bay in the UK

There's a new interview with me up at Enjoy!

bay ukThe Bay at Midnight just came out in the UK. I love the cover they gave it, even though it doesn’t quite fit the book. The youngest child in Bay is Julie, who’s 12, and this little girl looks younger, but I think the innocence portrayed on the cover does fit the story.  Julie is so young and naive, and it’s that naivete that leads to the tragedy of her sister’s murder. Although all of my books have an element of mystery, The Bay at Midnight is a bona fide who-dunnit in addition to a family drama. (The US cover is on the right).

I’ve been interviewed by some of the 2006 The Bay at Midnightmedia in the UK about this book and I love thinking about the story again. Since the setting for Bay is the summer bungalow of my childhood, it’s fun getting to talk about it one more time.

This is my second novel to be published in the UK. The first was The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes under the title The Lost Daughter. I heard from so many readers who loved that book, and I hope they find The Bay at Midnight equally as intriguing. I hope, too, that it will be under a bunch of Christmas trees in England this year!


  1. brenda on December 14, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Two of my favorite books…I don’t know why they change the covers, but as I said before, I don’t mind that anyway…

  2. Margo on December 15, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I like the UK cover Diane but the U.S. cover I really love.
    THE BAY AT MIDNIGHT also reminded me of our summer cottage where we vacationed at Clear Lake for a month each year when I was young…I was reliving my childhood all over again while reading THE BAY…it was wonderful (-O:

  3. Shelby Dupree on December 15, 2009 at 9:18 am

    THANK YOU FOR MY BOOK!!!!!! It came in the mail yesterday.. I’m so very excited and already enjoying it so much.

  4. MaryC on December 16, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I’m so glad I stopped by here tonight, Diane. I’ve been trying to get a copy of this forever but the one store that said it had it, couldn’t ever find a copy. I decided to give it another try and was just able to order from


  5. Diane Chamberlain on December 16, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Glad you’re enjoying your book, Shelby. And Mary, I’m glad you stopped by, too! The Bay at Midnight should be available through any bookstore, so that’s puzzling (though not all that uncommon, I’m afraid). If you have a problem with the one your ordered, please let me know. Hope you enjoy it!

  6. Shelby Dupree on December 19, 2009 at 7:40 am

    I only finish books I like. I start more than that.

    I thoroughly enjoyed your book, Breaking the Silence! I started it in the afternoon early this week and I didn’t stop until I was finished. Fabulous story. Surprises came at me at just the right moment. I had nothing figured out. I love that about a book! I really liked that the wife was having a hard time ‘not protecting’ her late husband even though he was a cad of a father.. she was struggling with knowing he had good qualities and did great things with the homeless and all that.. but still he wasn’t what he needed to be at home. So many women do that.. they refuse to see or admit that ‘their men’ are sorry husbands or fathers or both. They refuse to hold them accountable and actually take steps to make their own lives wonderful.

    I have a sister who is so very much like the wife early in the book. Protector protector protector of a guy who is pretty messed up and who is torturing my sister’s life.

    It’s really unbelievable. But true.

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