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Emily Kimelman

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Philadelphia, The United States



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Emily Kimelman not only writes adventure, she lives it every day. Embodying the true meaning of wanderlust, she's written her Sydney Rye mysteries from all over the world. From the jungles of Costa Rica to the mountains of Spain, she finds inspiration for her stories in her own life.

While living under communist rule in the former Soviet Union, the KGB sprinkled her with "spy dust", a radioactive concoction that made her glow and left a trail they could follow. She was two.

She was destined for amazing things after that, and she continues to find adventure to inspire characters like the badass Sydney Rye.

Download the first Sydney Rye Thriller, Unleashed, for FREE on all major ebook platforms and join the adventure!

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Strings of Glass (A Sydney ...

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Insatiable (A Sydney Rye No...

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Shadow Harvest (A Sydney Ry...

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Flock of Wolves by Emily Kimelman
"If you've been reading the Sydney Rye series, you are going to LOVE Book #10...Flock of Wolves. Emily Kimelman manages to keep the momentum going with ease, and some reader anxiety, as you follow the continued stories of the characters that we hav..." Read more of this review »
In Sheep's Clothing by Emily Kimelman
"I was totally engrossed in this book in a matter of minutes. I had a hard time putting it down! Sydney Rye's story once again takes you through a range of emotions that keep you engrossed through the last Chapter, Page and word of the book. If you..." Read more of this review »
In Sheep's Clothing by Emily Kimelman
"WOW!!! Amazing! I was hooked from the beginning! Intriguing, suspenseful, everything you would want in a book. I couldn't put it down. Emily truly out did herself. I am sitting impatiently waiting for the next in the series. I would highly recomme..." Read more of this review »
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“Joanne Sanders, a broad woman in her forties, posed with friends, family, and Snowball in photographs displayed on the mantel of the fake fireplace. She had shoulder-length brown hair and bangs teased high above her brow. I could picture her behind ten inches of bulletproof glass sneering at me with gloss-encased lips for filling out my deposit slip incorrectly. I fed Snowball half a cup of kibble and a spoonful of wet food as my envelope of information directed. She ate it quickly while making funny little squeaking noises. Once she had licked her bowl to a bright sheen, we headed out for my first walk as a dog-walker. I steered us off of East End Avenue and onto the esplanade that runs along the river. The water reflected the sun in bright silver glints. I smelled oil and brine. We reached Carl Schurz Park and turned into the dog run for small dogs. The gate leading into the run reached only to my knees, as did the rest of the fence designed to keep small dogs in and big ones out. A sign on the gate read, "Dogs over 25 pounds not permitted." Ten dogs under 25 pounds, and one who was probably a little over, played together in the pen. Their owners, in groups of three or four, sat on worn wooden benches and talked about dogs. Snowball ran to join a poodle growling at a puppy. They intimidated it behind its owner's calves. Then the poodle, a miniature gray curly thing with long ears, mounted Snowball. I turned to the river and watched a giant barge inch by.”
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“had burst from the sea, was dormant now. It was comforting to think”
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“slipped down my body and gathered at my ankles before traveling in a flotilla to the drain. The white, iridescent bubbles jiggled as droplets of water crashed around them. They popped one by one, the mass sinking into the pipe as each individual bubble lost tension and let go.  Letting go is an art.”
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Emily Kimelman Emily wrote: "Just posted a review of UNLEASHED! Loved it! Thanks again.

Thanks Emily! I'm so glad you enjoyed UNLEASHED. Your review made my day, I really appreciate you taking the time to write it. As to your questions when the next in the series is coming out I've got a novella length SYDNEY RYE adventure which I'll release in late November and the second novel in the series will be out by late December. Thanks for your interest, your review, and your friendship. I'm a lucky Emily to have met an Emily like you :)

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Emily Just posted a review of UNLEASHED! Loved it! Thanks again.

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Emily Kimelman Ashlyn wrote: "Hello Emily,
Thank-you for the friendship!
Have a wonderful Day!"

Thanks for the invite. And for adding my book to your to-read list. I hope you enjoy it.

Ashlyn Hello Emily,
Thank-you for the friendship!
Have a wonderful Day!

Bobbie  Crawford Hi Emily,

Thanks for the Goodreads friendship. :-)

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