On Saturday, July 22nd, 10:30-12:30, Kathy Lynn Emerson books for sale/signing in her Rosamond Jaffrey mystery series include this year's new release, Murder in a Cornish Ale House, Murder in the Merchant's Hall, and Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe.

















About Murder in a Cornish Alehouse:

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 Walsingham, to be lady-in-waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen. With her talent in languages and knowledge of ciphers and codes, she will be integral to the spymaster as an intelligence gatherer, being able to get close to Lady Mary just at the time when she is being courted by Russia’s Ivan the Terrible. However, there are some nobles at court who will do anything they can to thwart such an alliance; and Rosamond soon realises the extent of the danger, when a prominent official is murdered and then an attempt is made on both her and Lady Mary’s lives. In her quest to protect her ward – and her estranged husband – Rosamond must put herself in mortal peril.

About Murder in the Merchant's Hall:
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 innocence, but when it transpires Lina was being forced into a marriage against her will and was instead besotted by her fiance’s charming yet unscrupulous nephew, her motives for murder seem overwhelming.
In desperation, Rosamond seeks out the help of the Queen’s spymaster himself, Sir Francis Walsingham – but when she overhears a conversation at the French Embassy, it seems Lina’s plight is irrelevant in the face of potential treason. Rosamond must do all she can to save her friend – and keep herself and her family safe from a desperate killer.

About Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe:
London, 1582: Mistress Rosamond Jaffrey, a talented and well-educated woman of independent means, is recruited by Queen Elizabeth I’s spymaster, Sir Francis Walsingham, to be lady-in-waiting to Lady Mary, a cousin of the queen. With her talent in languages and knowledge of ciphers and codes, she will be integral to the spymaster as an intelligence gatherer, being able to get close to Lady Mary just at the time when she is being courted by Russia’s Ivan the Terrible. 
However, there are some nobles at court who will do anything they can to thwart such an alliance; and Rosamond soon realises the extent of the danger, when a prominent official is murdered and then an attempt is made on both her and Lady Mary’s lives. In her quest to protect her ward – and her estranged husband – Rosamond must put herself in mortal peril.

About the Author: 
Kathy Lynn Emerson is the author of over fifty works of fiction and nonfiction written under the names Kathy Lynn Emerson, Kaitlyn Dunnett, Kate Emerson, and Kaitlyn Gorton.

Currently she writes the Liss MacCrimmon Scottish-American Heritage Mystery series (Ho-Ho-Homicide, 2014) as Kaitlyn Dunnett and as Kathy Lynn Emerson writes the Mistress Jaffrey Mysteries (Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe, 2015), featuring Elizabethan gentlewoman, sleuth, and spy Rosamond Jaffrey.
Many of her works reflect her interest in life in sixteenth-century England and she maintains a series of mini-biographies online as "A Who's Who of Tudor Women." She won the Agatha award for mystery nonfiction for How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past. For more information, visit Kathy's webpages at: KathyLynnEmerson.com.

Kathy/Kaitlyn lives on a Christmas tree farm in the Western Maine mountains with her husband and three cats.


REVIEWS:

Here’s what the reviewers have to say about Murder in the Queen’s Wardrobe:
 
Kirkus Reviews calls this “a diverting series . . . with lots of twists and turns and Tudor tidbits.”
 
Publisher’s Weekly describes Rosamond as “high-spirited, educated, and independent” and praises the way I draw on my “solid knowledge of the period to evoke vividly daily life in late 16th-century England.”
 
Booklist praises “first-rate storytelling, eye-opening details of the politics and customs of the time, a taut and riveting plot, unexpected humor, and a charming and admirable heroine.”
                                                         
Library Journal calls Rosamond “a feisty, fiercely independent, and very likeable protagonist.”
 
Historical Novels Review says Rosamond is “brave yet vulnerable” and “portrayed as a genuine woman of the era.”
 
About Murder in the Merchant’s Hall:
 
Booklist says “This fine new addition to Emerson’s popular historical series offers a genuinely gripping mystery, an appealing protagonist, and an eye-opening look at London life during the Renaissance.”
 
Publisher’s Weekly says “evocative period detail and the warmth of Rosamond’s byplay with Rob make for a satisfying read.”
 
Historical Novels Review says “The mystery surrounding Hugo’s death is intricate, well-plotted, and full of twists.”
 
About Murder in a Cornish Alehouse:
 
Booklist says “This meticulously researched, cleverly plotted story has plenty of twists and wonderfully colorful characters and will appeal to all historical-mystery fans.”
 
Publisher’s Weekly says readers will find “a lot to like.”
 
Kirkus says Rosamond “has an almighty difficult puzzle to untangle” and also finds the novel “enjoyable for its historical insights and detailed descriptions of everyday life in Tudor England.”