Kate Kingsbury
Kate Kingsbury is one of the pen names of British novelist Doreen Roberts Hight. As Kingsbury, she writes cozy mystery novels. In addition to that, she also writes mysteries as Rebecca Kent and Allison Kingsley. She also writes romance novels under her birth name of Doreen Roberts. She writes the Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries, Manor House Mysteries and other series. Before becoming a novelist, Doreen worked in offices and in a restaurant. She lives in Oregon with her husband that she met in a chat room.

Kate Kingsbury became a published author in 1987 with the romance novel Gambler’s Gold, which she wrote under her real name of Doreen Roberts. The novel was written on a typewriter. Her first novel writing under her Kate Kingsbury pen name was Room With a Clue and was published in 1993. Below is a list of Kate Kingsbury’s books in order of when they were first released (under all of her pen names):

Publication Order of Pennyfoot Hotel Mysteries Books

Room with a Clue (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Do Not Disturb (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Service for Two (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Eat, Drink, and Be Buried (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Check-Out Time (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grounds for Murder (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Pay the Piper (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Chivalry is Dead (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ring for Tomb Service (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death with Reservations (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dying Room Only (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maid to Murder (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
No Clue at the Inn (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Slay Bells (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shrouds of Holly (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Ringing in Murder (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Decked with Folly (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mistletoe and Mayhem (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Herald of Death (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Clue is in the Pudding (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mulled Murder (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Perilous Promise (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Merry Murder (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Try To Remember Books

(as Doreen Roberts)

The Mercenary and the Marriage Vow (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rodeo Men Books

(as Doreen Roberts)

The Maverick's Bride (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home is Where the Cowboy Is (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Forever Kind of Cowboy (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of He's My Hero Books

(as Doreen Roberts)

The Marriage Beat (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Manor House Mysteries Books

A Bicycle Built for Murder (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Death is in the Air (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For Whom Death Tolls (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dig Deep for Murder (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paint by Murder (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Berried Alive (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fire When Ready (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wedding Rows (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Unmentionable Murder (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Bellehaven House Mysteries Books

(as Rebecca Kent)

High Marks for Murder (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Finished Off (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Murder Has No Class (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Raven\'s Nest Bookstore Mysteries Books

(as Allison Kingsley)

Mind Over Murder (As: Allison Kingsley) (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Sinister Sense (As: Allison Kingsley) (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Trouble Vision (As: Allison Kingsley) (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries Books

Dead and Breakfast (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doom with a View (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Be Our Ghost (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Gambler's Gold (As: Doreen Roberts) (1987)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Willing Accomplice (As: Doreen Roberts) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Forbidden Jade (As: Doreen Roberts) (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desert Heat (As: Doreen Roberts) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Threat of Exposure (As: Doreen Roberts) (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Home for the Holidays (As: Doreen Roberts) (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In the Line of Duty (As: Doreen Roberts) (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Broken Wings (As: Doreen Roberts) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Road to Freedom (As: Doreen Roberts) (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Only a Dream Away (As: Doreen Roberts) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In a Stranger's Eyes (As: Doreen Roberts) (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Where There's Smoke (As: Doreen Roberts) (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
So Little Time (As: Doreen Roberts) (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Cowboy's Heart (As: Doreen Roberts) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Mom For Christmas (As: Doreen Roberts) (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Every Waking Moment (As: Doreen Roberts) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
In Love with the Boss (As: Doreen Roberts) (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Very... Pregnant New Year's (As: Doreen Roberts) (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
One Bride: Baby Included (As: Doreen Roberts) (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Official Duty (As: Doreen Roberts) (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The English Wife (As: Doreen Roberts) (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Murder, They Wrote(1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Bellehaven House Mysteries were written as Rebecca Kent. The Raven’s Nest Bookstore Mysteries were written as Allison Kingsley. All standalone novels, plus the Rodeo Men series, were written as Doreen Roberts. The collection Murder, They Wrote also contains stories by Mary Daheim, Jane Dentinger, Marjorie Eccles, Sally Gunning, Jean Hager, Ellen Hart, Janet Laurence, Marlys Millhiser and Nancy Pickard.

If You Like Kate Kingsbury Books, You’ll Love…

Kate Kingsbury Synopsis: In Where There’s Smoke by Doreen Roberts, Turner Mitchell is a widower who doesn’t have much left except for his daughter. Claire Spencer is his daughter’s godmother and offered to help him fight for custody, but Turner refused, believing she had ulterior motives. Claire had promised her best friend to look after her daughter, but even though Turner infuriates her, he has captured her heart. Now, she has to do everything within her power to hold her feelings inside while at the same time trying to help him. The novel, originally published in 1994, has been reissued in eBook format by Harlequin Treasury.

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