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Emily Kimelman Books In Order

Publication Order of Sydney Rye Mystery Books

Unleashed (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death In The Dark (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Insatiable (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strings Of Glass (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Breath (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inviting Fire (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Shadow Harvest (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl With The Gun (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Sheep's Clothing (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flock of Wolves (2018) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Scorch Series (with Toby Neal) Books

Scorch Road (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cinder Road (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smoke Road (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Burnt Road (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Flame Road (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Smolder Road (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Emily lives with Kinsey (a dog, who is named after Kinsey Millhone, Sue Grafton’s character), and her husband Sean on their boat in Philadelphia. She loves to travel and pursues adventure with as much of her time as she can.

She was born in Philadelphia and would move to Moscow when she was only two years old. Her dad worked as a correspondent for the Philadelphia Inquirer and wound up stationed in the Soviet Union. The KGB sprinkled her whole family with something called spy dust, which allowed them to track the family. It might explain some of her ideas.

Her earliest memories come from Moscow. Her brother and her lived an existence that entirely oblivious to all the danger and turmoil that existed all around them. She was never as safe as she was when she wandered Moscow’s streets, where she glowed just like some lightning bug.

She learned both Russian and English, but not very well. R’s and L’s she was unable to pronounce in both languages. The alphabets were a mystery to her. When her family went back to Philadelphia, when she was just six, it was quickly found, by her teachers and parents, that she was dyslexic.

She got to go to the best school in America for kids with dyslexia, Benchmark. Her father reading to her at night while at home made her enjoy reading books. She could not wait until the jumbled up squiggles made some sense. When she was just ten, everything clicked and she could read. Then, she started reading Agatha Christie’s books and flying through them.

Quickly, she started to like mysteries. Her parents fueled this love of them with their big collection that included authors like Dorothy L. Sayers, Raymond Chandler, and P. D. James, as well as many other big time mystery authors. She did not even realize she could write fiction until she read a terrible mystery that involved cats solving the puzzle, where it turned out to be aliens. At this point, she was sure she could do better.

During her time at NYU, she wanted to study and understand what detective novels do for people, why they are important and how they step away from reality.

While she attended college, she walked dogs, an unusual job to have. She would enter people’s homes and care for the pets, but never meet any of the owners. She would see their pictures and know when she would see them in public, that being said, they never knew what she looked like at all.

She writes the “Sydney Rye Mystery” books and along with Toby Neal, she writes the “Scorch” series.

“Unleashed” is the first novel in the “Sydney Rye Mystery” series, which was released in the year 2011. Sydney Rye, at the start of this, is known by the name of Joy Humbolt. Due to the fact she does not like being told what to do, she just got fired from her former job. Buying the dog walking business that Charlene Miller owned that was located on the exclusive upper east side of Manhattan. Initially, it seems like a great fit: one that should have little contact with humans and a peaceful environment.

One of the clients she has ends up dying, and Charlene goes missing. Rumors tell that the victim and Charlene were having an affair with each other. The assumption everyone makes is that Joy knows where she went. She starts looking into things, it starts just out of curiosity, and turns to anger when someone else is killed. Then she gets threatened.

Joy finds Mulberry (who is a police detective that gets assigned to the case) to be a kindred spirit; he is not too fond of the human race and cynical. They start delving into Manhattan’s elite and the secrets they keep; it gets them close to the killer, but at a point they can’t turn back from. One more murder pushes Joy Humbolt right over the edge. The only way Joy can survive is to start being Sydney Rye.

“Insatiable” is the second novel in the “Sydney Rye Mystery” series, which was released in the year 2012. Sydney Rye is living in London, just a simple and disciplined life. A dangerous man from Rye’s past calls on her and she is unable to turn him away. Robert Maxim tells her that a powerful friend’s daughter disappeared and he would like it if Rye found her. In return, he is offering her freedom from the past; this is something she gave up hope of ever having back.

Blue (her rescue dog) is at her side, and she meets up with her current partner, who is a good looking guy that she is not entirely sure she can trust. They go to Mexico City and go undercover, where they pose as a married couple.

They meet with the bereaved mother and father, Rye begins to feel there is more than just a missing girl at play here. All hell breaks loose in paradise, Yucatan Peninsula, while they get hot on the girl’s trail. She has to reach out to old buddies for assistance to locate the girl and make sure no one is killed.

“Strings of Glass” is the third novel in the “Sydney Rye Mystery” series, which was released in the year 2013. Sydney Rye is in India, just reading books and drinking beer with Dan (her boyfriend). There is nothing to remind her of her past and absolutely no violence. However, she and her dog get attacked by some wild dogs, and she wants to do some good by being bad.

She stops Anita’s attempted murder and rape; Anita is a reporter and she is working on a story about human trafficking and corruption. The horrors that Anita describes to Sydney send her, Blue, and Dan all over India to catch an untouchable and dangerous figure. Sydney deals with her own true nature, and realizes it is the sole way she can end many years of exploitation and abuse. Rye fears that she is going to lose who she really is, and will become like the monster that she is fighting.

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