Emma Jameson is one of the New York Times Bestselling author hailing from Florida, United States, who is very well known for her successful mystery and thriller novels. She is also popular for writing her novels based on a variety of genres like adult romance, science fiction, fantasy, and suspense. Emma was born on February 04, 1969 in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, and has been writing stories since she was 7 years old. The first book that she wrote at a young age was about a blind girl, who was capable of transforming herself into a white cat. Emma says that she does not why she wrote this story at that time, but felt connected with it. During her teenage years, she used to keep herself busy with writing some or the other stories, while neglecting her homework. Sometimes she used to feel like she has done justice to her stories, while some other times she used to think that has everything in her stories to entertain and impress the readers. Despite being born and raised in the flat and hot region of Florida in America, Emma was very much obsessed with London. She was specifically fond of the gaslight and fogs of the Victorian London.
Emma says that she liked the city of London so much that she learned everything about it with the help of microfiche and encyclopedias available to her. When Emma enters into her 20s, she started to work in a bookstore. After that, she joined college and began an unusual career as an assistant to the eye MDs, helping to carry out the minor surgeries and patient care. She was posted as an Ophthalmic Technologist. When she began getting handsome paychecks from this job, she began to think that writing stories was just her childish dream. But, when she reached the age of 34, she decided to try her hand at writing once again. This time she used to do it secretly and was still obsessed with her love for London in particular and England in general. At the age of 38, Emma thought of writing a story about a Scotland Yard detective having a love affair with a young subordinate officer. Eventually, she completed writing the novel Ice Blue as the first installment of the Lord and Lady Hetheridge series. Subsequently, author Emma Jameson was able to develop another agent in her next novel, but both the novels were rejected by most of the publishers. She was disappointed with herself and stopped writing once again. After that, those two novels remained on her hard drive for almost a couple of years.
And when Emma heard about the Kindle Direct as a means to successfully publish novels, she gave it a try. But, instead of using her original name, Stephanie Abbott Reid, she used the pseudonym Emma Jameson, as she did not want people to know that she was the same author whose novels were rejected by the publishing houses initially. And to her surprise, both the novels became extremely successful. Since then, she has written a number of other novels in the mystery and thriller genres, and has published them through Kindle Direct. As of today, she is still obsessed with her love for England and London, and continues to write cozy mysteries. Whenever she is asked by anyone about when her mystery series will end, she quickly replies as never. Other than this series, Emma also writes another mystery series called Dr. Benjamin Bones Mysteries. Along with dealing with amateur sleuths and murder investigations, some of the novels written by author Emma also depict events of reincarnations set in the Victorian London. And besides the mystery and thrill of the novels, they also feature elements of romance between the characters of the novels.
The Lord and Lady Hetheridge Mystery series written by author Emma Jameson consists of a total of 4 novels published between the years 2011 and 2015. The first novel of the series is titled ‘Ice Blue’ and was published by the Lyonnesse Books publishing house in the year 2011. It revolves around the lives of the primary characters, Kate Wakefield and Anthony Hetheridge, and is set in London, England, United Kingdom. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, Anthony Hetheridge is shown as the Chief Superintendent in the New Scotland Yard police department and the 9th Baron of the Wellegrave. He is depicted as being unmarried and having no children, pets, or any hobbies to spend his time with. He also does not have an interesting vice and is about to turn 60 years old in a few weeks. Except for his career as a Scotland Yard Chief Superintendent, Anthony’s life has always been predictable and safe. Soon, he meets Detective Sergeant Kate Wakefield, who is described as young, willful, beautiful, smart, and nearly half the age of Anthony. On one occasion, he saves her from getting sacked because of her outspoken and impetuous nature. He frequently takes her side in the otherwise male dominated Scotland Yard police department, due to which he finds his world getting out of control. After a little while, the two get summoned to Belgravia in order to investigate the murder of a financier. Now Anthony Hetheridge is required to catch the killer as soon as possible, while dealing with his growing attraction towards Kate. He tries to hold himself back with the reappearance of the old flame inside him, on account of the emerging secrets from his past life.
The second novel of the series was published under the title ‘Blue Murder’, which was released by the Lyonnesse Books publishing house in the year 2012. The plot of this novel is also set in London, England, and features the main characters in the form of Anthony Hetheridge, Emmeline Wardle, Kate Wakefield, and Deepal Bhar. In the opening sequence of the plot of the novel, it is shown that a Halloween party organized by Emmeline Wardle in Chelsea goes brutally wrong, resulting in the deaths of a couple of university students. The two boys are found to be Trevor Parsons, who has a handsome boy of the college and Clive French, who was a computer nerd. Both of them died within a gap of a few minutes and both were killed with an axe in their head. Given the social importance of the case, Anthony Hetheridge is appointed ton investigate the murder cases. This time, Detective Kate Wakefield is asked to work separately with her partner, Deepal Bhar. Upon investigating one of the guests of the Halloween party, Kyla Sloane, Kate suspects that she is not giving the exact details of the Halloween night. Soon, she finds out that Kyla has connections with one of Deepal Bhar’s former boyfriends. This way, Kyla and Bhar’s boyfriend become the prime suspects in the double murder case.Book Series In Order » Authors » Emma Jameson