Tag Archives: Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries

Did Someone Say Picaresque?

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here, today writing as Kathy. Recently I filled out an “Author Marketing Questionnaire” for Murder in a Cornish Alehouse, the third Mistress Jaffrey Mystery, which will be available in hardcover and e-book formats in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Between Revisions

There are a few writers out there who can dash off a manuscript and get it right the first time. They self-edit in their heads before they put fingers to keyboard. For most of us, however, producing a short story … Continue reading

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Finding Faces

Kaitlyn Dunnett/Kathy Lynn Emerson here. It’s confession time—I’m not very good at finding fresh ways to describe the physical appearance of my characters. What do they look like? Sometimes I have no idea. I do make character sheets on which … Continue reading

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The Inevitable Cat

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, blatantly plugging Murder in the Merchant’s Hall, available in hardcover and ebook formats in the U.S. since December 1. The Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe and Murder in the Merchant’s Hall, are … Continue reading

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Weekend Update: August 29-30, 2015

Next week at Maine Crime Writers there will be posts by Maureen Milliken (Monday), Lea Wait (Wednesday), Barb Ross (Thursday) and Vaughn Hardacker (Friday) with a special guest post by Bruce Coffin on Tuesday. In the news department, here’s what’s happening with some … Continue reading

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Murder without the Gore: Part II

Kathy Lynn Emerson/Kaitlyn Dunnett here, continuing my discussion of traditional mysteries, particularly those labeled cozies. To read part one, click here I’ve seen a lot of discussion about likeable and unlikeable characters. The sleuth, it’s said, should be likeable, as … Continue reading

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Woman with a Dagger

Kathy Lynn Emerson (aka Kaitlyn Dunnett) here, to share some of what I learned in the three-hour Rapier/Dagger/Smallsword Workshop at the Historical Novel Society’s North American Conference in Denver last month. This opportunity came at an extremely good time for … Continue reading

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