Kaitlyn Dunnett

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Kaitlyn Dunnett is a pseudonym used by Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries, the Face Down Mysteries featuring Susanna Appleton, 16th century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth, the Diana Spaulding 1888 Quartet, and the award-winning How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, plus an assortment of other books.

As Kaitlyn she writes the Liss MacCrimmon series set in Moosetookalook, Maine and the Deadly Edits series set in rural Sullivan County, New York.

She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and other professional organizations and blogs regularly with Maine Crime Writers.


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Kaitlyn Dunnett I get to set my own hours and don't have to answer to a boss. Plus I can wear comfortable clothing to work.
Kaitlyn Dunnett If I can't move ahead with the project I'm working on, I usually take a break from it and work on a different novel or short story. By the time I've…moreIf I can't move ahead with the project I'm working on, I usually take a break from it and work on a different novel or short story. By the time I've reached a good stopping point with that one, my subconscious will have come up with ideas about what to do next in the first project.(less)
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A Long Time Coming by Aaron Elkins
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This is an old-fashioned puzzle mystery, which is probably why it has struck some other reviewers as slow moving. Personally, I enjoyed the pace and the tidbits of information about the art world and Italian laws. In a way, the story reads like the b ...more
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A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole
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One of the better secret prince/princess books I've read (or seen on the Hallmark Channel). There's a substantial subplot that ties into the romance in a believable way. The ending was a bit abrupt, but that may have been because I thought I had 20+ ...more
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Although sections were fascinating, the overall effect was disjointed because even though the two main stories were always heading toward a reunion and a happy ending, they were separated not only by physical distance but by time. There was none of t ...more
Kaitlyn Dunnett is on page 44 of 184 of Strangled Prose: This is my "waiting room" book, so it stays in my purse for those occasions when I'm at a doctor or dentist's office and need something to help make the time pass. It's a good book and I'm enjoying it, but it will definitely take me a while to finish. (and that's a GOOD thing!)
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A Willing Murder by Jude Deveraux
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I liked the characters in this first in a series enough that I'll probably read the next one, if only to find out more of the backstory, but a couple of times I misread a section because a character was being sarcastic and I took their comment seriou ...more
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An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris
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Terrific book. Impossible to categorize, but that's part of its appeal. I'm already looking forward to future entries in this series.
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Penmarric by Susan Howatch
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Giving up on this one, at least for the time being. I loved it when I first read it decades ago, but it's a real slog this time around.
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The Girl with Kaleidoscope Eyes by David Handler
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Kind of disappointing. Interesting characters, but not much mystery. The murder didn't occur until 2/3 of the way through the book. I gather from the author note that this one was written decades after the others in the series, so perhaps I should ha ...more
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