Deni Starr first developed
an interest in mystery and investigations at the age of ten while
reading Sherlock Holmes stories. This interest turned her into an avid
mystery reader, Agatha Christie being the all-time favorite, but it
wasn't until law school that this interest gained practical
As a trial attorney handling criminal and
civil litigation matters, including murders, Starr was able to put an
interest in investigation and evidence to good use since as a solo, it
was often necessary to do much of the investigation required for
determining fault in car accidents, assessing witness credibility in
criminal cases, reviewing forensic reports, and sorting out where
money was being hidden in divorce cases.
Since retiring from the active practice
of law, Starr has pursued an interest in writing fiction and
supplements that with periodic work as an investigator tracking down
missing witnesses, photographing accident and crime scenes, and doing
in-depth backgrounds on parties to litigation.
Starr has combined an interest in mystery
with an interest in the fighting arts, first studying Gosoku Ryu
Karate with the international Karate Association under the instruction
of Shihan Takayuki Kubota and earning a second degree green belt in
After completing law school she studied
American Free Style Karate with the Mu Deek Hai club of Portland,
again getting as far as a second degree green belt, and finally
earning a black belt within Wu Ying Tao system with Bruce Terrell's
club, the Professional Martial Arts Society. Starr also learned some
Muay Thai, Kempo, and boxing. She is also an avid boxing fan.
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