Bio: Kathy Lynn Emerson lives in Wilton, Maine.

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Deadlier than the Pen
Diana Spaulding is a widowed theatrical columnist trying to survive in the scandal-fueled journalistic world of 1888 New York City. Her editor assigns her a story on horror-author Damon Bathory, whom he suspects of murdering two female journalists. Diana faces danger from a deranged artist, a matriarch with a warped sense of humor, a traveling acting troupe--and the elusive Bathory himself. First in the new Diana Spaulding series by Kathy Lynn Emerson
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Face Down across the Western Sea
Does England have a claim to the New World? Queen Elizabeth I thinks so and she's gathered together a group of scholars to prove it. Drawn into intrigue and danger through her friendship with Sir Walter Pendennis, Lady Appleton lends a hand to uncover ancient secrets and solve a murder. Historical mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by St. Martin's Minotaur
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Face Down among the Winchester Geese
When her husband becomes one of the suspects in the murder of several Southwark prostitutes (known as Winchester Geese), Lady Appleton vows to uncover the identity of the real killer in order to prove her husband's innocence. The year is 1563. "A solid bet for historical mystery fans." (Publisher's Weekly) Historical mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by St. Martin's Press and Kensington Books
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Face Down Before Rebel Hooves
When Sir Walter Pendennis asks her help to stop a treasonous uprising, how can Lady Appleton refuse? Pretending to be someone else, she infiltrates the rebel camp and puts her own life at risk, but it isn't always easy to tell the villains from the heroes and the two feisty countesses leading the Rebellion of 1569 are forces to be reckoned with. Historical Mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson. 6th in the Face Down series originally published by St. Martin's.
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Face Down below the Banqueting House
Eighth of the Lady Appleton mysteries, where Susanna uses her knowledge of herbs and her sleuthing abilities to solve the mystery of a man falling to his death. Her household of Leigh Abbey is faced with the possibility of a visit from Queen Elizabeth--and the Queen's man needs to know whether the death was part of a plot against Elizabeth--or merely murder. [Glossary included] Historical Mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Perseverance Press
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Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross
Susanna, Lady Appleton is an expert on poisonous herbs, but she never expects to diagnose her own husband's death as murder. Sir Robert, long believed lost at sea, turns up freshly dead in Westminster and Susanna is accused of the crime. To prove her innocence she must discover the real killer's identify. Elizabethan mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by St. Martins and Kensington
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Face Down beside St. Anne's Well
In Book Nine of the Face Down series, sixteenth-century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth Susanna, Lady Appleton, travels north to the old Roman baths at Buxton to help her foster daughter, Rosamond, discover the truth about the sudden death of Madame Louise Poitier, French teacher at Bawkenstanes Manor. Does this murder relate to Mary Queen of Scots' wish to visit the baths--or is the motive closer to home? Historical Mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson [9th of the Face Down series]; originally publ... more info>>
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Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie
When the steward at her husband's Lancashire estate dies under mysterious circumstances, Susanna, Lady Appleton suspects he was murdered. As an expert on poisonous herbs, she sets out to discover the truth but ends up unearthing more secrets than she bargained for. This first book in the Face Down mystery series, set in sixteenth-century England, is "a breezy and amusing historical whodunit." (Booklist)
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Face Down o'er the Border
In Book Ten of the Face Down series, sixteenth-century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth Susanna, Lady Appleton travels to Scotland in search of her dear friend Lady Glenelg, who has disappeared after being accused of murder. Not only must Susanna discover who the killer really is, she must cope with the disadvantage of being English in a land that mistrusts anyone from south of the border. Historical Mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Perseverance Press
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Face Down under the Wych Elm
Susanna, Lady Appleton, learns that her dead husband's former mistress, Constance Crane, will be tried as a witch for causing the death of a man. Susanna suspects the victim was poisoned, and aided by her suitor, Nick Baldwin, and her servant Jennet, she uncovers a plot involving a forgotten will and the canceled vow of a nun. Historical mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by St. Martins and Kensington
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Face Down Upon an Herbal
Susanna, Lady Appleton, is ordered by Queen Elizabeth to assist Eleanor Madderly with an herbal she is preparing. The queen's emissary failed to mention that a man had been murdered at Madderly Castle--and that part of Susanna's mission is to solve that crime. Traitorous forgery, hidden identities, and secret passages all make her task the more dangerous. 2nd of the Face Down historical mystery series by Kathy Lynn Emerson
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Fatal as a Fallen Woman
In 1888 intrepid tabloid reporter Diana Spaulding travels to Denver, Colorado, not to cover a story for her newspaper but to help her mother, who has been accused of murdering Diana's estranged father. But Elmira Torrence has had a rough couple of years and the one-time society matron may very well have killed her ex-spouse. It's hard for Diana to tell, since Elmira has disappeared. (2nd of the Diana Spaulding Mystery series) Historical mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Pemb... more info>>
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Lethal Legend
Lethal Legend is the fourth and last volume in the Diana Spaulding 1888 Mystery Quartet. Diana Spaudling, intrepid reporter, and her fiancÚ, Ben Northcote, return to Maine to solve a murder on an island in Penobscot Bay. This final chapter offers an archaeological dig, deep sea diving, a fencing match, and a wedding. Plus, Diana's mother finally meets Maggie Northcote. Historical Mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Pemberley Press
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Murders and Other Confusions
The Chronicles of Susanna, Lady Appleton, of the Face Down mystery series. Susanna, 16th century gentlewoman, herbalist and sleuth, solves mysteries and puzzles that baffle her contemporaries. These eleven stories conclude the Face Down series. Historical mystery short stories by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Crippen and Landru
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No Mortal Reason
Diana Spaulding, intrepid crime reporter, and her fiancÚ, physician Ben Northcote, stop in rural Lenape Springs, New York to meet Diana's hitherto unknown relatives. Putting an end to the family feud between Diana's mother and her uncles is the least of their problems. Confidence games, schemes to attract tourists to the area, and murder all conspire to complicate Diana's life. Third of the Diana Spaulding Mysteries. Historical Mystery by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Pemberley Pre... more info>>
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Cloud Castles
Kendra Jennings is an optimist, Deputy Sheriff Alex Moreau a cynic. Fate brings them together on a lonely country road in the western Maine mountains. Alex thinks she's keeping secrets ... and he's right; but Kendra is telling the truth about the peculiar things that have happened since she moved to her pretty little house deep in the woods. When her life, and that of his teenaged son, are threatened, Alex has more than his duty to do.
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E-Mail Order Bride
Leslie Baynton had been won over by Chase Forster's emails. But marriage, taking on an instant family? That was crazy, wasn't it? And Chase could marvel at her virtues--her intelligence and compassion--but did he really know anything about her? Both were driven to find out if an instant marriage could really work.... Formerly a Loveswept titled Sight Unseen by Kathy Lynn Emerson.
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Echoes and Illusions
Lauren Ryder can't explain her nightmares after seeing her own face in a four-hundred-fifty-year-old portrait in a museum. And where are the first eighteen years of her life? Adam, her law-enforcement consultant husband, searches for rational answers. But only a leap of faith can save their relationship, and Lauren's life.
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Family Lies
Ariadne Palmer, part-owner of an antiquarian bookshop in Maine, doesn't believe Clay Franklin when he tells her she has a twin sister and grandparents that she's never known. As a lawyer, Clay has sworn not to tell her the whole truth about her parents, but his immediate and growing attraction to her argues strongly against his promise. Originally published as a Silhouette Special Edition under the title Separated Sisters and the pseudonym Kaitlyn Gorton.
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Firebrand
Today Ellen Allyn would be called a psychic, but in 17th century England and New England the label was witch. When Ellen fled London, only the adventurous Jamie Mainwaring accepted her uniqueness. Sailing to New England together formed lasting ties between them, and they faced the untamed new world both together and alone in search of the truth about their hearts. Historical Romance by Kathy Lynn Emerson; originally published by Harper Monogram
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Love Thy Neighbor
Returning to Maine to discover her roots, Linnea Bryan also discovers her next door neighbor, Marsh Austin, a retired cop injured in the line of duty. She's curious about her family's past; he's suspicious of her decision to stay in Austin's Crossing and renovate her grandfather's house.
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Relative Strangers
Waycross Springs, Maine boasts a grand old hotel, Sinclair House, where a ghost appears to Corrie Ballantyne. Adrienne is an ancestor of handsome Lucas Sinclair, who owns the hotel, and she seems to push Lucas and Corrie together. Is this just ghostly matchmaking, or does Adrienne have a more urgent agenda this Christmastime? Former Loveswept by Kathy Lynn Emerson
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Sleepwalking Beauty
Bodyguard Duncan Glendower, assigned to keep watch over Andrea Lauderdale by her over-protective grandfather, invites her to share his remote hunting cabin in Maine. Andrea's sleepwalking is an old problem about which she knows nothing until she wakes up one morning in Duncan's bed. Duncan is torn between his feelings for her and his conviction that he isn't good enough for her. They're from two different worlds ... or are they?
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Someday
Kristy Russell, a high school senior, sets out to discover why Sonny, the boy she's crazy about, has rejected her. Her quest involves her in plans for a Project Graduation party and a school-wide production of The Music Man. And her ultimate decision about herself and Sonny ends up putting her in danger.
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That Special Smile
Widower Russ Tandy, owner of a music and gift shop, recruits Tory Grenville to help his teenage daughter prepare for a beauty pageant at Sinclair House. In high school, Tory was a geeky nerd who had a crush on Russ when he was a basketball star. But now they're on equal footing, and if they fall in love, will she be able to handle instant motherhood and giving up the job she loves?
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