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About Emmeline Duncan

Author of the Ground Rules Series

Emmeline Duncan is a mystery writer based out of Portland, Oregon. Her novels include the Ground Rules series, starting with 2021’s Fresh Brewed Murder and followed by 2022’s Double Shot Death, 2023’s Flat White Fatality, and 2024’s Death Unfiltered. The first book in her new Halloween Bookshop Series, Chaos at the Lazy Bones Bookshop, will come out in 2024.

Emmeline also writes YA novels as Kelly Garrett. Her debut YA, The Last To Die, was an Oregon Book Awards finalist and was re-issued by Sourcebooks Fire in November 2019. Kelly is also a 2020 Oregon Literary Fellow.

Emmeline/Kelly is a board member of the Columbia River Chapter of Sisters in Crime, and a past board member of the Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America. She also co-organizes Friends of Mystery’s Bloody Thursday lecture series. She’s also a member of Willamette Writers, and SCBWI.


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