Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson


Kaitlyn Dunnett and Kathy Lynn Emerson are both mystery writers. Kaitlyn writes the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mysteries set in Moosetookalook, Maine, starting with Kilt Dead. The thirteenth entry in the series, A View to a Kilt, will be out in February 2020. She launched the new “Deadly Edits” series in June 2018 with Crime & Punctuation. The second entry in this series, Clause & Effect. came out  on June 25, 2019 and A Fatal Fiction will be in stores in June 2020. Kathy writes other things, including short stories and an Elizabethan-era mystery series (England in the 1580s) featuring Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey as both spy and sleuth. The most recent of these is Murder in a Cornish Alehouse. She also maintains a website devoted to mini-biographies of women who lived in England between 1485 and 1603. You can find it at http://www.TudorWomen.com

In the latest news, there will be a new, stand alone historical mystery, The Finder of Lost Things, coming out from Level Best Books in October 2020. It’s set in England in 1591.


Kathy is also the author of the Face Down Mysteries, featuring sixteenth-century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth Susanna Appleton (starting with Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie), 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.


Kaitlyn/Kathy lives in the Western Maine mountains with her husband and their cat.

for more information please visit www.KaitlynDunnett.com and www.KathyLynnEmerson.com