Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. I recently had carpal tunnel surgery that wasn’t entirely successful, since I put it off longer than I should have, so both before and after I’ve been avoiding writing and spending a lot more time reading other people’s books to rest the tingly fingers on my right hand. What follows are some of the novels and nonfiction I wholeheartedly recommend.
Why Longfellow Lied—a book for kids but delightful for adults, too. It tells the real story of both Paul Revere’s ride and Longfellow’s poem.
Murder Most Fowl
all of Deborah Crombie’s series—18 titles
Lindsay Davis’s new Flavia Albia mystery
And here’s what I’m reading now:
Kasey Michaels’ Romney Marsh series of historical romances, a reread. There are seven books in the series and I’m on number five.
Rereading/listening to J. D. Robb’s In Death series from the beginning—I’m up to Survivor in Death (on audio cassette on a Walkman)
an ARC of Maggie Robinson’s latest
Ruth Goodman’s How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England
Happy reading, everyone!
Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett has had sixty-four books traditionally published and has self published several children’s books and three works of nonfiction. She won the Agatha Award and was an Anthony and Macavity finalist for best mystery nonfiction of 2008 for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries and was an Agatha Award finalist in 2015 in the best mystery short story category. She was the Malice Domestic Guest of Honor in 2014. Her newest books are Murder, She Edited (the fourth book in the contemporary “Deadly Edits” series, written as Kaitlyn) and, as Kathy, I Kill People for a Living: A Collection of Essays by a Writer of Cozy Mysteries. She maintains websites at www.KaitlynDunnett.com and www.KathyLynnEmerson.com. A third, at A Who’s Who of Tudor Women, is the gateway to over 2300 mini-biographies of sixteenth-century Englishwomen, now available in e-book format.
Thanks, Kathy. I see some authors here I need to try. Deborah Crombie, for one. Sorry about your surgery. I hope you heal well and can get back to writing that next book.
Always looking for new authors. This will keep me busy for a while. Young adult reads are as satisfying as their more mature brethren. The carpel tunnel does get better. It will take a while for the nerves to calm down after their tight squeeze. What an excuse to have for more reading!
Several of my favorite authors, especially Donna Andrews and Deborah Crombie.
You are a brave woman, listening to so many J D Robb novels. The narrator is amazing I found, but the deep MURDER world she creates is often so gritty I have to take a break. Thanks to you, I will go check out the next one as listen as I drive. Her books are the ones that keep me awake. Thanks for all the other references!
Thanks for the suggestions Kathy. I hope that you feel better soon. Lorrie