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Publication Order of Emma Fielding Mystery Books

Site Unseen (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Consequences (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
Past Malice (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Fugitive Truth (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
More Bitter than Death (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ashes and Bones (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

A writer of American fantasy, specifically urban fantasy, the novelist Dana Cameron is not only an author, but a renowned archaeologist as well. With a strong sense of imagination and a heavy creative streak running throughout her work, she has become a spokesperson of both her crafts. Understanding her genre well, she builds engaging and entertaining worlds, along with witty characters that resonate with her many readers. One series that she’s particularly well known for is that of her ongoing Emma Fielding franchise that has been running for some time now. Incorporating her knowledge of archaeology, this series is set around a variety of different mysteries for the archaeologist Emma Fielding to solve. Titled the ‘Emma Fielding Archaeology Mystery’ series, it sees her using her skills and knowledge as an archaeologist to solve a number of crimes and uncover secrets.

With six books in total so far, the series ran between 2002 and 2006, coming a long way in a relatively short amount of time. Using her knowledge of archaeology, Cameron lends her skill-set well to the creation of Emma Fielding as a leading protagonist. As more and more readers discover the character every day as well, this shows no signs of stopping anytime soon either, as the books reach a worldwide audience.

Site Unseen

Brought out in 2002 on the 1st of February, this was to be the first in the ongoing series of ‘Emma Fielding Mystery’ novels. Setting up the character and the initial premise of the franchise, this introduces her for the first time, as well as providing her with her first mystery. Giving the readers an idea of what’s to come in the books to follow, it also manages to create an enthralling and engaging first mystery.

As a writer Dana Cameron clearly has a love of history and the past, and this book is no exception to that. Bringing in a lot of her knowledge on the subject matter, she brings an enormous amount of research on the story. This adds a certain level of authenticity that many other writers fail to achieve in their respective stories and mystery novels. In regards to the character of Emma Fielding herself, she is a resourceful and highly driven individual who has her eyes permanently set on the end goal. Brilliant as she is gifted, Cameron also makes her quite human, preventing her from becoming a two-dimensional caricature in the process. Making the most of her skill-set as an archaeologist, she really pushes herself to the limit, as she faces her greatest challenge yet. Giving it a rich and vibrant atmosphere and ambiance too, Cameron really makes the most of her environment and locations too. Set in Maine, specifically Jamestown, she really brings the location to life, as she clearly has a very close affinity with area. This allows the story itself to become much more vibrant too, giving it a sense of immediacy, something which really jumps off the page.

Working as an archaeologist Emma Fielding is one of the best in the business at uncovering the secrets of the past. Recently uncovering evidence of a 17th century coastal settlement in Maine, she finds a site that could predate Jamestown itself. That’s when a corpse washes up, and the jealousy of ruthless rival threatens to engulf both her and her students, as she seeks to retain her reputation. Will she find the real killer? Can she uncover the truth behind what’s going on? What will she find at the site unseen?

Grave Consequences

Initially published in 2002 on the 5th of November, this was first brought out just several months after the first. First brought out through the Avon publishing label, this was to follow on directly from the first, providing another mystery for the eponymous archaeologist to solve. Following on in much the same vein as before, it also offers some twists and turns of its own along the way as well, to keep it engaging.

Bringing back many of the themes and ideas that came before, this is a return to form for Dana Cameron as an author. Providing another mystery for the intrepid archaeologist to solve, it delves into the historical world of the past, with an in-depth level of knowledge once again. Featuring her student once more too, it has a lot of features from the first novel, whilst also branching out on its own making it unique to itself. The character of Emma Fielding is also extremely well drawn, having been developed since the first novel, with her arc coming a long way. Still as resourceful as she ever was, it manages to create a realistic and highly vivid portrait of her as a archaeologist and amateur sleuth. This allows the story to become a lot richer and far more vibrant, as the supporting characters are also very well defined too. Set in England this time, the action is moved overseas from that of the original novel, along with much of the characters. This doesn’t hamper it in any way whatsoever, though, as Cameron still manages to create a strong and compelling backdrop for the narrative. It also manages to broaden the story bringing it to a wider platform and format, allowing it space to breathe as well.

Spending her vacation excavating a twelfth century abbey in England, Emma Fielding soon realises that there may be more relaxing ways to spend her time. Finding a skeleton there that seems a little too recent, she finds that she may have another mystery on her hands, especially when a graduate student of hers also winds up dead. She must then set about uncovering the truth behind Marchester, the once seemingly quiet little seaside town that has more than one skeleton in its closet. Will she find the truth? Can she catch the culprit before it’s too late? What will happen as she faces some rather grave consequences?

The Emma Fielding Archaeology Mystery Series

Understanding the mystery genre well, this is a creative take on the format with a definite comprehension of how it works. Along with that is Dana Cameron’s knowledge of archaeology which gives it a strong level of accuracy, which builds upon its sense of realism. This is something that many readers have come to appreciate, as the legacy of the character and the series builds up more and more with every passing year.

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