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, in 2021.
A character who appeared once in each series now has a book of her own.
Writing as Kathy Lynn Emerson, she is the author of I Kill People for a Living: A Collection of Essays by a Writer of Cozy Mysteries, now available in e-book and trade paperback format.
Her other recent titles include a standalone historical mystery, The Finder of Lost Things (2020). It’s set in England in 1591. Her earlier historical mysteries. written 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), and 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). She also wrote 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 Different Times, Different Crimes.
In addition to having had sixty-three books traditionally published, Kathy has independently published several titles. 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.
A Who’s Who of Tudor Women, is the e-book version of the content that appeared on the website at http://www.TudorWomen.com from 2010-2020. This is a collection of over 2300 mini-biographies of women who lived in England between 1485 and 1603.
Back at the start of her career, Kathy wrote books for ages 8-12 . The Mystery of Hilliard’s Castle, The Mystery of the Missing Bagpipes, Julia’s Mending and Nellie Bly (a biography) have been reissued in paperback and e-book formats. Also available now are two original juvenile historical novels, Shalla (set in Colonial America) and Katie’s Way (set in the 1920s) and Someday, a young adult novel of romantic suspense set in 1992.
Kaitlyn/Kathy lives in the Western Maine mountains with her husband and their cat, Shadow.
The Facebook page for Kaitlyn and Kathy is https://m.facebook.com/kaitlyndunnett/?ref=bookmarks