Cheryl Lanham

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Cheryl Lanham Arguile
Born Cheryl Lanham
(1948-11-10) November 10, 1948 (age 65)
Richwood, West Virginia, United States
Pen name Sarah Temple, (Romance Novels)
Emily Brightwell, (Mysteries)
Cheryl Lanham, (YA Novels)
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Genre Historical, Historical mystery, Romance
Spouse Richard James Arguile
Children Matthew
Amanda
Website
www.emilybrightwell.com

Cheryl Arguile, née Lanham (b. November 10, 1948 in Richwood, West Virginia, United States) is an American writer under her maiden name Cheryl Lanham, and under the pseudonyms Sarah Temple and Emily Brightwell.

Biography[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Born Cheryl Lanham on November 10, 1948 in Richwood, West Virginia, USA. In May 1976, she married an Englishman, Richard James Arguile. They had two children: Matthew and Amanda.

Writing career[edit]

She was published several times in the Young Adult novel genre (writing as Cheryl Lanham) and Contemporary Romance novels (writing as Sarah Temple).

As Emily Brightwell, Cheryl is the sole author of all thirty-one titles in her Victorian murder mystery series, that started with The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries in February 1993. Her last mystery published was Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide in May, 2013. The next original mystery in the series is a hardcover - to be published in November 2013 entitled Mrs. Jeffries and The Merry Gentlemen.

The series has grown in popularity in recent years as each new mystery is published and as the earlier titles are reissued as three-book anthologies. The latest mystery - "Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide" made the New York Times Mass Market Fiction Bestseller List - for May 26, 2013.[1] "Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own" - Emily Brightwell's previous paperback original mystery - also made the New York Times Mass Market Fiction Bestseller List in May 2012[2]

Bibliography[edit]

As Sarah Temple[edit]

Single novels[edit]

  • Kindred Spirits (1990)
  • Lifeline (1991)
  • The Liberation of Layla (1992)

As Emily Brightwell[edit]

Mrs. Jeffries series[edit]

  1. The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries (1993) (A)
  2. Mrs. Jeffries Dusts for Clues (A)
  3. The Ghost and Mrs. Jeffries (A)
  4. Mrs. Jeffries Takes Stock (B)
  5. Mrs. Jeffries on the Ball (B)
  6. Mrs. Jeffries on the Trail (B)
  7. Mrs. Jeffries Plays the Cook (C)
  8. Mrs. Jeffries and the Missing Alibi (C)
  9. Mrs. Jeffries Stands Corrected (C)
  10. Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Stage (D)
  11. Mrs. Jeffries Questions the Answer (D)
  12. Mrs. Jeffries Reveals Her Art (D)
  13. Mrs. Jeffries Takes the Cake (E)
  14. Mrs. Jeffries Rocks the Boat (E)
  15. Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot (E)
  16. Mrs. Jeffries Pinches the Post
  17. Mrs. Jeffries Pleads Her Case
  18. Mrs. Jeffries Sweeps the Chimney
  19. Mrs. Jeffries Stalks the Hunter
  20. Mrs. Jeffries and the Silent Knight (Hardcover)
  21. Mrs. Jeffries Appeals the Verdict
  22. Mrs. Jeffries and the Best Laid Plans
  23. Mrs. Jeffries and the Feast of St. Stephen (Hardcover)
  24. Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump
  25. Mrs. Jeffries In the Nick of Time
  26. Mrs. Jeffries and the Yuletide Weddings (Hardcover)
  27. Mrs. Jeffries Speaks Her Mind
  28. Mrs. Jeffries Forges Ahead
  29. Mrs. Jeffries and the Mistletoe Mix-Up (Hardcover)
  30. Mrs. Jeffries Defends Her Own
  31. Mrs. Jeffries Turns the Tide
  32. Mrs. Jeffries and the Merry Gentlemen (Hardcover)
  33. Mrs. Jeffries and the One Who Got Away (2015)

Mrs. Jeffries Reprint Anthology Series[edit]

  1. (A) All three titles now an anthology trade paperback: Mrs. Jeffries Learns the Trade.
  2. (B) All three titles now an anthology trade paperback: Mrs. Jeffries Takes A Second Look.
  3. (C) All three titles now an anthology trade paperback: Mrs. Jeffries Takes Tea at Three.
  4. (D) All three titles now an anthology trade paperback: Mrs. Jeffries Sallies Forth.
  5. (E) All three titles now an anthology trade paperback: Mrs. Jeffries Pleads the Fifth.

As Cheryl Lanham[edit]

Dear Diary Series Multi-author[edit]

2. Remember Me (1996)
5. Dying Young (2000)
6. Fighting Back (2000)

Life at Sixteen Series Multi-author[edit]

2. Good Intentions (1998)
3. No Guarantees (1997)
4. Second Best (1997)

Anthologies in collaboration[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2013-05-26/mass-market-paperback/list.html
  2. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/best-sellers-books/2012-05-20/mass-market-paperback/list.html

IMBA, Bestsellers March 2009 Softcover, retrieved 2009-04-20 

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