Kaitlyn Dunnett and Kathy Lynn Emerson are both mystery writers. Kaitlyn writes the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mysteries set in Moosetookalook, Maine. The first entry is Kilt Dead and the thirteenth book in the series, A View to a Kilt, came out in 2020. Kaitlyn launched the new “Deadly Edits” series in 2018 with Crime & Punctuation. The second entry, Clause & Effect. came out in 2019, the third, A Fatal Fiction, in 2020, and the fourth, Murder, She Edited, will be in stores in August 2021.
Writing as Kathy Lynn Emerson, she is the author of a standalone historical mystery, The Finder of Lost Things, to be published by Level Best Books in October 2020. It’s set in England in 1591.
Her earlier publications as Kathy Lynn Emerson include the Face Down Mysteries, featuring sixteenth-century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth Susanna Appleton (starting with Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie), the spin-off Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, featuring Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, spy and sleuth (starting with Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe), the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet, featuring an intrepid scandal sheet reporter and a physician who hails from Bangor, Maine (starting with Deadlier than the Pen), and the Agatha-award-winning nonfiction book, How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past. Her two collections of short stories are Murders and Other Confusions and 2017’s Different Times, Different Crimes.
In addition to traditionally published books, Kathy has been working on several personal projects to be independently published as ebook originals. The first is the biography of her grandfather, who lived from the late nineteenth century through the middle of the twentieth in rural Sullivan County, New York, the same area that is the setting for Kaitlyn’s “Deadly Edits” series. The Life of a Plodder is listed under the name Kathy Lynn Gorton Emerson and is available at all the usual online bookstores. An ebook version of the website Kathy maintains at http://www.TudorWomen.com is planned for late 2020 or early 2021. This is a collection of over 2000 mini-biographies of women who lived in England between 1485 and 1603.
Kaitlyn/Kathy lives in the Western Maine mountains with her husband and their cat, Shadow, who formerly belonged to Maine Crime Writer Lea Wait.