A really good suspense novel, hard to put down. There is just enough mystery, true “woman type friendship and caring” and romance to keep those pages turning. Totally entertaining! Don’t underestimate this book as a romance novel. This is a book that can be enjoyed by men, too. The characters include a daring young man, […]Read More
Welcome to the Official Site for Judy Nedry’s Emma Golden Mysteries
I’m so glad you found me. This is your site for news, information, progress on the series, accolades, opinions and rants (yes both Emma and her creator can be snarky at times), whines, and the sharing of important information. Let’s get to know each other better. Stick around and enjoy the ride, and please feel free to contact me by leaving comments on the blog page.
As an author, I love nothing more than to write. But once a book is published, it needs to be shared. Please pre-order your copy of The Man Who Wasn’t There, or catch up on Emma’s adventures in The Difficult Sister” or it’s prequel, “An Unholy Alliance” today. You can order ALL THREE at a discounted price. And, I will be happy to personally inscribe any books ordered here. As always, THANKS for your support.
The Reviews Are In!
What readers have to say about Emma Golden Mysteries.
I was unfamiliar with Judy Nedry’s writing when I downloaded her book from StoryCartel.com. After finishing “The Difficult Sister,” the first thing I did was go to Amazon and buy her first book, “An Unholy Alliance.” It was not necessary to read the first book before reading the second installment, which was another thing I […]Read More
I love reading books that are set in my general area! This cliff hanger mystery (set in the Bandon, Or. area) was no disappointment. I laughed many times at the cavalier style of the writer, Judy Nedry—felt like I was was hearing the story in person—right from her lips!! I was in suspense just as […]Read More
Emma Golden is a quiet foodie from Portlandia… until the chips are down, and her pal needs help. Then look out!! Emma’s kicking butt. She’s my new hero. This is a great mystery, a page-turner from the start. Set aside some time, you won’t be able to put it down. — Lloydo, Malo, WA Nov […]Read More
Do not judge a book by its set-up. Yes, there’s an almond croissant on page two, but “The Difficult Sister” isn’t all bakery shops, teas, and polite, innocent snooping … About two-dozen pages in, when the pair of women drive out to the single-wide trailer on Starvation Lane and start mixing it up with Aurora’s […]Read More
Emma Golden is a quiet foodie from Portlandia… until the chips are down, and her pal needs help. Then look out!! Emma’s kicking butt. She’s my new hero. This is a great mystery, a page-turner from the start. Set aside some time, you won’t be able to put it down. — lloydo, Malo, WA Nov […]Read More
The Writer's Blog
Every writer has a journey that each of their characters must take.
It’s official! The Man Who Wasn’t There will be launched officially on Wednesday, September 23, 7 p.m. at Annie Bloom’s Books in Multnomah Village! If you can read this you’re invited. Annie’s is my neighborhood go-to bookstore. Unlike that other Portland bookstore, it probably is not internationally known, but it doesn’t need to be. It’s a […]Read More
There are two small town cops and a pyramid of donuts. There’s an oversexed and under-loved accountant who keeps removing her clothing. There’s an embezzling mayor. There are two bedrooms–make that two adjoining budget motel rooms–with interesting hardware on the headboards. Throw in a Highland hit man decked out in Scottish ceremonial gear, a security guy […]Read More
I hit the half-year mark a couple days ago with 16 books read. It’s not exactly the achievement I was hoping for, but truth be told, rewriting and revising The Man Who Wasn’t There has filled more than a few perfectly good evenings that otherwise could have been devoted to reading. Here are my reading highlights of the past few […]Read More
I learned of British mystery writer Ann Cleeves quite by accident when the mystery series Vera first was aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting a couple years ago. I was captivated by the dumpy, grumpy, woman-of-a-certain-age head of the Northumberland Police Department’s major crime unit. Played in the series by Brenda Blethyn, DCI Vera Stanhope uses and abuses her sergeant, […]Read More
Those of you who know me personally are aware that I, like my fictional heroine Emma Golden, lived in Yamhill County for 20 years. Harry, Ian, Wynne, and I moved out there in 1986 after I found a ruin of a house in downtown Newberg and decided that it needed the kind of help only we […]Read More
He’s young, he’s handsome, he wears weird pants, and he’s constitutionally incapable of telling the truth, even when it would be easier. Meet Dorante (Chris Murray) in Artists Repertory Theatre’s laugh-out-loud funny production of The Liar. Committed to spinning yarns as he goes, Dorante justifies himself by saying, “My wits will weave what memory can’t supply.” As the […]Read More
By now, most of you have seen the lovely cover photo I chose for my soon-to-be-released mystery novel, The Man Who Wasn’t There, the third in the Emma Golden mystery series. The image was taken by a dear friend, Doreen Wynja, Eye of the Lady Studio in McMinnville, Oregon, and is of nearby Kiff Vineyard. Doreen has worked […]Read More
There is a lot to sink your teeth into in the first act of Three Days of Rain, Richard Greenberg’s brilliant play about the tricks of time and family now playing at Portland Center Stage under direction of PCS artistic director Chris Coleman. Were it not for families, playwrights would have very little to write about. It is 1995, and the play […]Read More
The Lion, Portland Center Stage’s most recent offering in the intimate Ellyn Bye Studio, is a small show that delivers a huge punch. Starting out with a hero father and a cookie tin banjo, and the desire to play music just like his dad, writer-performer Benjamin Scheuer tells the story of that relationship and of […]Read More