Emmeline Duncan

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.

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 Northwest Chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and co-organizes Friends of Mystery’s Bloody Thursday lecture series. She’s also a member of Sisters-In-Crime, Willamette Writers, and SCBWI.

Find Emmeline on her website, or follow her on Twitter @DuncanEmmeline.


    Ground Rules Mysteries
    Fresh Brewed Murder
    Emmeline Duncan


Ground Rules Mysteries

Fresh Brewed Murder
"Lively characters help propel the intricate plot. Cozy fans will hope to see a lot more of Sage and friends."

Publisher's Weekly

"Coffee-lovers, this book is for you...a great debut!"

Criminal Element

"Portland's beloved food carts provide a tantalizing backdrop for a new cozy mystery...Using a food cart pod as the setting for the story is a creative way to address both the quirkiness and the more dismaying aspects of life in contemporary Portland."

The Sunday Oregonian

"While the story is mostly light and fun, Emmeline brings important subjects such as homelessness, food insecurity, and gentrification into the story."

Kings River Life

"[A] brilliant kick-off to a new series with Duncan delivering a sweet treat infused with humor, suspense, surprises, and family drama."

Manhattan Book Review