Books by Kathy Lynn Emerson
Kaitlyn Dunnett
Kate Emerson
Kaitlyn Gorton


Below you will find a complete list of published books written by Kathy Lynn Emerson
Mysteries are listed first, then historical novels, romance, nonfiction, and children's books.


Chronological Summary of Books and Stories in the Face Down Mystery Series featuring Susanna, Lady Appleton and the spinoff Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries


"The Body in the Dovecote" (1552)


"Much Ado About Murder" (1556)


Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (1559)
hardcover: St. Martin's Press, 1997
paperback: Kensington Mystery, 2000
large print: Delphi Books, 2005

"The Rubaiyat of Nicholas Baldwin" (1559)


Face Down Upon an Herbal (1561)
hardcover: St. Martin's Press, 1998
paperback: Kensington Mystery, 2000
large print: Delphi Books, 2006

"Lady Appleton and the London Man" (1562)


Face Down Among the Winchester Geese (1563)
hardcover: St. Martin's Press, 1999
paperback: Kensington Mystery, 2001
large print: Delphi Books, 2007

"Lady Appleton and the Cautionary Herbal" (1564)


Note: The three novels and five short stories listed above are collected in Volume One of The Face Down Collection (2021)


Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross (1565)
hardcover: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000
paperback: Kensington Mystery, 2001
large print: Delphi Books, 2009

Face Down Under the Wych Elm (1567)
hardcover: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2000
paperback: Kensington Mystery, 2002

"The Riddle of the Woolsack" (1569)


Face Down Before Rebel Hooves (1569)
hardcover: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2001
paperback: Kensington Mystery, 2003

Face Down Across the Western Sea (1571)
hardcover: St. Martin's Minotaur, 2002

please note that there is no paperback edition of this book

"Lady Appleton and the Cripplegate Chrisoms" (1572)


Note: The four novels and two short stories above, plus the short story "The Reiving of Bonville Keep," are collected in Volume Two of The Face Down Collection (2022)


"Lady Appleton and the Bristol Crystals" (1572)


Face Down Below the Banqueting House (1573)
trade paperback: Perseverance Press, 2005

Face Down Beside St. Anne's Well (1575)
trade paperback: Perseverance Press, 2006

"Encore for a Neck Verse" (1576)


"Confusions Most Monstrous" (1577)


"Death by Devil's Turnips" (1577)


Face Down O'er the Border (1577)
trade paperback: Perseverance Press, 2007

"Any Means Short of Murder" (1579)


"A Wondrous Violent Motion" (1580)


"Lady Appleton and the Creature of the Night" (1581)


Note: the three novels and seven short stories above, together with the two short stories listed below, are collected in Volume Three of The Face Down Collection (2022)


Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe (1582/3)

hardcover: Severn House, 2014 UK; 2015 US

trade paperback: Severn House, 2015

large print: Severn House, 2015


Murder in the Merchant's Hall (1583)

hardcover: Severn House, 2015

trade paperback: Severn House, 2016

large print: Severn House, 2016


Murder in a Cornish Alehouse (1584)

hardcover: Severn House (UK), 2016

hardcover: Severn House (US), 2017


"The Curse of the Figure Flinger" (1585)


"Lady Appleton and the Yuletide Hogglers" (1586)


Collections of Short Stories:


Murders and Other Confusions: The Chronicles of Susanna, Lady Appleton, Gentlewoman, Herbalist, and Sleuth
hardcover and trade paperback: Crippen & Landru, 2004

Different Times, Different Crimes
trade paperback: Wildside Press, 2017

assorted short stories, past and present, including some featuring Lady Appleton


All Face Down and Mistress Jaffrey novels and these two collections of short stories are available as ebooks.


"Mistress Threadneedle's Quest" is the only historical short story not included in any collection. It can be found in two anthologies, Malice Domestic 12: Mystery Most Historical (2017) and Silver Bullets (2019).



Stand-alone Historical Mystery


The Finder of Lost Things

trade paperback and ebook: Level Best Books (2020)

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Diana Spaulding Mysteries (for more information, click here)


Deadlier than the Pen ~ set in March 1888
hardcover: Pemberley Press, 2004
trade paperback: Pemberley Press, 2005
large print edition: Pemberley Press, 2009


"The Kenduskeag Killer" set in Bangor, Maine in early April 1888 and featuring Dr. Ben Northcote


"The Telltale Twinkle" set in New York City in early April 1888 and featuring Diana Spaulding


Fatal as a Fallen Woman ~ set in April 1888
hardcover: Pemberley Press, 2005
trade paperback: Pemberley Press, 2006

No Mortal Reason ~ set in May 1888
trade paperback: Pemberley Press, 2007

Lethal Legend ~ set in June 1888
trade paperback: Pemberley Press, 2008

"The Curse of the Vampire's Ghost" ~ set in Bangor, Maine and Boston, Massachusetts in September 1888 and featuring Maggie Northcote


All Diana Spaulding novels are available as ebooks, as is the collection, Different Times, Different Crimes which includes all three short stories. The four novels and the short stories are included in the omnibus e-book edition Diana Spaulding 1888 Mysteries (2022)



Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mysteries (w/a Kaitlyn Dunnett)

ebooks are available for all titles

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Kilt Dead
hardcover: Kensington, 2007

large print: Center Point, 2007
paperback: Kensington, 2008

Scone Cold Dead
hardcover: Kensington, 2008

large print: Center Point 2008
paperback: Kensington, 2009

A Wee Christmas Homicide
hardcover: Kensington, 2009

paperback: Kensington, 2010

The Corpse Wore Tartan
hardcover: Kensington, 2010

large print: Center Point 2010
paperback: Kensington, 2011

hardcover: Kensington, 2011

large print: Center Point, 2011
paperback: Kensington, 2012

Bagpipes, Brides and Homicides
hardcover: Kensington, 2012

large print: Center Point, 2012

paperback: Kensington, 2013


Vampires, Bones, and Treacle Scones

hardcover: Kensington, 2013

large print: Center Point, 2013

paperback: Kensington, 2014


Ho-Ho Homicide

hardcover: Kensington, 2014

large print: Center Point, 2014

paperback: Kensington, 2015


The Scottie Barked at Midnight

hardcover: Kensington, 2015

large print: Center Point, 2015

paperback: Kensington, 2016


Kilt at the Highland Games

hardcover: Kensington, 2016

audiobook: Dreamscape, 2016

paperback: Kensington, 2017


X Marks the Scot

hardcover: Kensington, 2017

paperback: Kensington, 2018



hardcover: Kensington, 2018

paperback: Kensington, 2019


A View to a Kilt

hardcover: Kensington, 2020



Deadly Edits series featuring Mikki Lincoln (w/a Kaitlyn Dunnett)

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Crime & Punctuation

hardcover and ebook: Kensington, 2018

audiobook: Tantor, 2018

large print: Thorndike, 2018

trade paperback: Kensington, 2019


Clause & Effect

hardcover and ebook: Kensington, 2019

audiobook: Recorded Books, 2019

large print: Thorndike, 2019


A Fatal Fiction

hardcover and ebook: Kensington, 2020

audiobook: Tantor, 2020

large print: Thorndike, 2020


Murder, She Edited

hardcover and ebook: Kensington, 2021

audiobook: Tantor, 2021

large print: Thorndike, 2022


by Kathy Lynn Emerson writing as Kaitlyn Dunnett

The Valentine Veilleux Mysteries

(three short stories and a novella)

ebook original and trade paperback (2021)



Secrets of the Tudor Court Series (w/a Kate Emerson)

NOTE: These are historical novels, not historical mystery or historical romance

ebooks and audiobooks (from are available for all these titles

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The Pleasure Palace
trade paperback: Pocket Books, 2009

Between Two Queens
trade paperback: Pocket Books, 2010

By Royal Decree
trade paperback: Gallery Books, 2010

At the King's Pleasure
trade paperback: Gallery Books, 2012

The King's Damsel
trade paperback: Gallery Books, 2012


Royal Inheritance

trade paperback: Gallery Books, 2013



Romance Novels

(all these are mass market paperbacks, now out of print but available as ebooks)

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Cloud Castles, Silhouette Intimate Moments # 307 (w/a Kaitlyn Gorton)

Winter Tapestry, Harper Paperbacks, 1991(historical)
Echoes and Illusions, Harper Monogram, 1993 (reissued 1996)
Firebrand, Harper Monogram, 1993 (historical)
Unquiet Hearts, Harper Monogram, 1994 (historical)
The Green Rose, Harper Monogram, 1994 (historical)
Hearth, Home and Hope, Silhouette Special Edition #942 (w/a Kaitlyn Gorton) (ebook title: The Rapunzel Trap)
Love Thy Neighbor, Bantam Loveswept #825
Separated Sisters, Silhouette Special Edition #1092 (w/a Kaitlyn Gorton) (ebook title: Family Lies)
Sleepwalking Beauty, Bantam Loveswept #835
Relative Strangers, Bantam Loveswept #860
Sight Unseen, Bantam Loveswept #883 (ebook title: The E-Mail Order Bride)
Tried and True, Bantam Loveswept #895
That Special Smile, Bantam Loveswept #913


Book Length Nonfiction

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Wives and Daughters: The Women of Sixteenth Century England (Whitston Publishing, 1984)

This has been replaced by a revised and greatly enlarged ebook edition:

A Who's Who of Tudor Women (2020)


The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England (Writer's Digest Books, 1996; out of print); available in a revised and enlarged ebook edition


How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past (Perseverance Press, 2008); out of print; now available in an updated (2022) e-book edition


I Kill People For A Living: A Collection of Essays By A Writer of Cozy Mysteries ebook original and trade paperback (2021)



Books for Children ages 8-12

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The Mystery of Hilliard's Castle, Down East Books, 1985; new ebook and print editions (2020)
Julia's Mending, Orchard Books, 1987; new ebook and print editions (2020)
Making Headlines: A Biography of Nellie Bly, Dillon Press, 1989

new ebook and print editions as Nellie Bly (2020)
The Mystery of the Missing Bagpipes, Avon Camelot, 1991; new ebook and print editions (2020)

Shalla: The Story of a Colonial New England Girl ebook original and print editions (2020)

Katie's Way ebook original and print editions (2020)


Young Adult Romantic Suspense


Someday (original ebook, 2001); new trade paperback edition (2021)


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last updated 6/5/2022