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  • Bibliography:
    44 Books - 3 Series
  • First Book:
    March 1990
  • Latest Book:
    June 2022
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Full Series List in Order

A Diana Spaulding Mystery

1 - Deadlier Than the Pen (Mar-2004)
2 - Fatal as a Fallen Woman (Sep-2005)
3 - No Mortal Reason (Apr-2007)
4 - Lethal Legend (Apr-2008)

A Lady Susanna Appleton Mystery

1 - Face Down in the Marrow-Bone Pie (Mar-1997)
2 - Face Down upon an Herbal (Apr-1998)
3 - Face Down Among the Winchester Geese (Jun-1999)
4 - Face Down Beneath the Eleanor Cross (Mar-2000)
5 - Face Down Under the Wych Elm (Dec-2000)
6 - Face Down Before Rebel Hooves (Aug-2001)
7 - Face Down Across the Western Sea (Apr-2002)
8 - Face Down Below the Banqueting House (Apr-2005)
9 - Face Down Beside St. Anne's Well (Apr-2006)
10 - Face Down O'er the Border (Sep-2007)

A Mistress Jaffrey Mystery

1 - Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe (Mar-2015)
2 - Murder in the Merchant's Hall (Dec-2015)
3 - Murder in a Cornish Alehouse (Apr-2017)

Multi-Author Series List

Treasured Tales

Love Thy Neighbor (Feb-1997)

Book List in Order: 44 titles


  • In 1887, when her missionary parents have gone to China without her, snobbish twelve-year-old Julia is sent to a farm in upstate New York where she breaks a leg, and while it mends, she learns to love and accept her country cousins and heal her anger...



  • While at a bagpipe camp on an isolated Maine estate--where her father is attending a bagpipe school run by an eccentric millionaire--Kim must solve a mystery involving a stolen set of valuable, antique bagpipes...



  • Cordell vows to revenge the murder of her father. Roger Allington is honor bound to protect his friend's daughter but has no liking for her reckless ways. Yet his heart tells him he must pursue this beauty through a maze of plots to win her love an...



  • OUT OF THE PAST Lauren Ryder is content with her quiet life in a small, scenic town in Maine. She has it all--a thriving needlecraft business and a wonderful husband. But then the dreams start--dreams so real she fears she's losing her mind. Somethi...



  • SWEET SORCERY -- With her life in danger, Ellen Allyn fled London. Only handsome young adventurer Jamie Mainwaring understood her plight, and as she siled with him to New England, destiny wove a powerful bond between them. But when they docked, Ell...



  • Protector, friend, hero. Nick Carrier had been all these things and more to Thomasine Strangeways during her bleak childhood at Catsholme Manor. But that was before she and her mother had been sent away under mysterious circumstances. Now, years l...



  • SWEET DECEPTION The young and beautiful widow, Meriall Sentlow, was intrigued by Sir Grey Neville's offer of freedom, solitude, and a home other own--in exchange far a mock betrothal. All she had left to bargain with was herself, especially if her...



  • Hope Rowan suspects Rapunzel had agoraphobia--just like she does. And Cooper Sanford, returned high school bad boy, doesn't really seem the handsome prince who could lure her out, does he? But Coop wants Hope's help with his motherless daughter, and ...



  • He gave new meaning to being neighborly... The moment she drove up in aflame-red Mustang to claim the crumbling house next door, Marshall Austin knew he'd been right. Linnea Bryan was bewitching, a fascinating puzzle who could easily hold him spel...






  • In the first installment of her delightful new mystery series, Kathy Lynn Emerson transports readers to Elizabethan England, where she introduces a wonderfully willful heroine who is centuries ahead of her time... When the poisoned body of Sir Rob...



  • 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 p...



  • He awoke to find a goddess lit by moonlight climbing into his bed.... Duncan Glendower seemed more ancient warrior than modern bodyguard, but to Andrea Lauderdale he represented her powerful grandfather's efforts to control her life! When he agre...



  • A dreamboat so tall, dark, and handsome, he stole her heart from across the room. . . . By firelight and dressed in period clothes, Lucas Sinclair resembled a dangerous heartbreaker of a less civilized age -- and Corrie Ballantyne was stunned by t...



  • Kerry Odell and her younger brother Lyle are not enthusiastic about spending the next six months in rural western Maine. It seems like a pretty dismal place, especially in March, and means entering a new school in mid-year. The house their mother has...



  • 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? B...



  • When a dead body is found in a castle library, Elizabethan herbalist Susanna, Lady Appleton, investigates a mystery that mixes passion and deadly ambition into a potent brew.... FACE DOWN UPON AN HERBAL Luxurious Madderly Castle hosts velvet tape...



  • His words had won her, heart and soul, but who was this man she'd agreed to wed? Chase Forster listed plenty of good reasons to marry Leslie Baynton--her intelligence, their common interests, the understanding and compassion she showed him, a virt...



  • "I'll be happy in any century, as long as I'm with you . . . ." Grant Bradley was eager to stir up interest in his living history center, but getting talk-show host Vanessa Dare to film at the center for a week-in costume-was probably asking for t...



  • He ravished her senses and savored her with every touch and taste.... Russ Tandy was still the handsome heartthrob she remembered, but Tory Grenville had to remind herself she wasn't the skinny, tongue-tied class brain any longer! Pleased when Ru...






  • Newly transplanted from the English countryside to a splendid London townhouse, Susanna, Lady Appleton, tracks an elusive St. Mark's Day serial killer along a path that leads perilously close to home... A dedicated herbalist, Susanna is caught up ...



  • Nothing is as it seems when would-be widow Susanna, Lady Appleton, finds her official period of mourning interrupted by a cryptic message from her supposedly dead spouse. Shockingly, Robert is alive--but not for long... Neither late nor lamented ...



  • Elizabethan England is swirling with panic and paranoia, as the enterprising Susanna, Lady Appleton, sets out to save her former nemesis from being burned at the stake... Face Down Under The Wych Elm Wealthily widowed and fiercely independent, Su...



  • 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 decisi...



  • The Rebellion of 1569 gains another player as the intrepid Susanna, Lady Appleton, infiltrates a ring of conspirators in an effort to thwart a plot to overthrow Queen Elizabeth's monarchy... The moment her friend Sir Walter Pendennis comes to call...



  • Anxious to prove England's claim on the New World, Queen Elizabeth has charged Sir Walter Pendennis, seasoned spy and diplomat, with the top-secret mission. Walter gathers a team of scholars at his Cornwall estate, and calls upon his dear friend Susa...



  • SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION!!!! MURDERS MOST FOUL (And Other Execrable Crimes)

    Susanna, Lady Appleton was a gentlewoman, a herbalist (author of A Cautionary Herbal, being a compendium of plants harmful to the health) " and an expert crime-solver dur...



  • In 1888, the murder of two female journalists in the New York City prompts newly widowed journalist Diana Spaulding to investigate the handsome horror author Damon Bathory in this large-print historical mystery. Although her growing affection for ...



  • Shortly before a royal visit to Leigh Abbey, the home of sixteenth-century sleuth Susanna Appleton, a man dies in a fall from a banqueting house. Is his death part of some treasonous plot against Elizabeth Tudor? Or is it merely murder?...



  • Reporter Diana Spaulding leaves for Denver after hearing that her mother has been accused of murdering her gold-baron father in this wry historical novel. Upon arriving in the Mile-High City, Spaulding must brave opium dens, snooty Denver society, an...






  • Are the nude spies lolling in the ancient Roman communal baths of Elizabethan England plotting the return of Mary Queen of Scots? Once again Susanna, Lady Appleton, encounters murder and treason, and only she can unravel the crimes in the intriguing ...



  • In her thirty-third published novel, the third mystery in this critically acclaimed series featuring "girl-reporter" Diana Spaulding, Kathy Lynn Emerson explores her own roots in rural New York with the aid of her grandfather's diaries. 1888 - When D...



  • The year is 1577, and Mary, the abdicated queen of Scots, is a prisoner in England. But Mary's Scotland is a wild and foreign land with strikingly different laws: murder is a civil matter not prosecuted and sometimes settled with money. Does Scotland...



  • Diana's wedding preparations are interrupted when her fiance Ben receives an urgent plea for help from a reclusive childhood friend in the final volume of this mystery series. Working on a secretive archeological dig on Graham Somener's island off t...



  • A female spymaster will face mortal danger to protect her husband and her queen... London, 1582: Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well-educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth I’s spymaster, Sir Francis Wals...



  • When Lina Walkenden is found clutching a bloody knife over the dead body of her brother-in-law and guardian, there’s only one person she can turn to for help: her childhood friend Rosamond Jaffrey. Rosamond vows to do all she can to prove Lina’s ...



  • Times may change, but crime remains the same

    Award-winning author Kathy Lynn Emerson has penned thirteen thrilling tales -- from medieval England to modern New England -- guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat

    -A baker's doz...



  • June, 1584. On hearing news of the sudden death of her stepfather, Sir Walter Pendennis, Rosamond Jaffrey must leave London for Cornwall to look after the interests of her young half-brother and try to mend her strained relationship with their mother...




  • "The Finder of Lost Things" is the name Blanche Wainfleet's three sisters bestowed on her when they were young, not only for her ability to locate missing handkerchiefs and runaway pets, but also because she was so good at finding...






  • Twelve-year-old Katie Brant is used to getting everything her own way. She lives with her grandparents, two uncles, and her Aunt Mattie in a farm/boardinghouse in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains of New York State in the early 1920s. With the ...



  • Set in Colonial Rhode Island in the mid-seventeenth century, Shalla is the fictionalized story of a real person, one of the children of Rhode Island founder Samuel Gorton, who was known as "the New England firebrand." Because of his religio...



  • In this unique compilation of 115 essays written between 2011 and 2021, Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of over sixty traditionally-published books in a variety of genres and under several names, writes about everything from how to conquer the sagging mid...



  • The three short stories and a novella that comprise The Valentine Veilleux Mysteries feature professional photographer Valentine Veilleux as an amateur sleuth. Val specializes in creating calendars for organizations to use for fundraising purposes. S...



  • This collection of Kathy Lynn Emerson's historical mysteries featuring Diana Spaulding, journalist for a New York scandal sheet, as the amateur detective, contains four complete novels and three short stories, all set in the U. S. in 1888. Publishers...


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Kathy Lynn Emerson has published 44 books.

Kathy Lynn Emerson does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Diana Spaulding 1888 Mysteries, was published in June 2022.

The first book by Kathy Lynn Emerson, Julia's Mending, was published in March 1990.

Yes. Kathy Lynn Emerson has 3 series.