Emerson writes in several different genres
and under several different names,
Kate Emerson and Kaitlyn Dunnett.
As Kathy Lynn Emerson she is best known
for historical mysteries, including the
Face Down Mystery Series
featuring sixteenth-century gentlewoman,
herbalist, and sleuth, Susanna, Lady Appleton,
the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet,
and her Agatha-award-winning nonfiction,
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries.
She has also written children's books and romance novels
from Wildside Press
a collection of short stories
Kathy Lynn Emerson
trade paperback edition: $14.99
also available as an ebook
These thirteen short stories range in setting from medieval England to present day Maine.
Some have previously been published while others are in print here for the first time.
Included are two Lady Appleton stories and the tale in which Rosamond and Rob elope.
THE MISTRESS JAFFREY MYSTERIES
set in England in the 1580s
Murder in the Merchant's Hall
Murder in the a Cornish Alehouse
For the real story behind the fictional one in Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe, click here
For a bibliography of sources used in writing all the books in the series, click here
Here's what the reviewers have to say about Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe:
Kirkus Reviews calls this "a diverting series . . . with lots of twists and turns and Tudor tidbits."
Publisher's Weekly describes Rosamond as "high-spirited, educated, and independent" and praises the way I draw on my "solid knowledge of the period to evoke vividly daily life in late 16th-century England."
Booklist praises "first-rate storytelling, eye-opening details of the politics and customs of the time, a taut and riveting plot, unexpected humor, and a charming and admirable heroine."
Library Journal calls Rosamond "a feisty, fiercely independent, and very likeable protagonist."
Historical Novels Review says Rosamond is "brave yet vulnerable" and "portrayed as a genuine woman of the era."
About Murder in the Merchant's Hall:
Booklist says "This fine new addition to Emerson's popular historical series offers a genuinely gripping mystery, an appealing protagonist, and an eye-opening look at London life during the Renaissance."
Publisher's Weekly says "evocative period detail and the warmth of Rosamond's byplay with Rob make for a satisfying read."
Historical Novels Review says "The mystery surrounding Hugo's death is intricate, well-plotted, and full of twists."
About Murder in a Cornish Alehouse:
Booklist says "This meticulously researched, cleverly plotted story has plenty of twists and wonderfully colorful characters and will appeal to all historical-mystery fans."
Publisher's Weekly says readers will find "a lot to like."
Kirkus says Rosamond "has an almighty difficult puzzle to untangle" and also finds the novel "enjoyable for its historical insights and detailed descriptions of everyday life in Tudor England."
For More Information
Kathy Lynn Emerson's bio page
Complete list of Kathy Lynn Emerson's books and short stories
books written as Kate Emerson
for the website of Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kathy's "evil Twin"
for Kathy's Genealogy Page
(links to the biography of her grandfather, family histories, and stories that ended up in novels)
If you want to keep up to date on Kathy/Kaitlyn's latest writing news, check out Kaitlyn Dunnett's Facebook Page. You don't need to join Facebook to see what's posted there, although you do if you want to comment or leave a message.