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Emily Murdock Baker

Emily Murdock Baker - Editor

Brooklyn, NY, United States

Overview

I'm a freelance editor with more than 10 years of experience editing fiction and nonfiction at one of the Big 5 houses and working in development in Hollywood.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Plays & Screenplays Romance Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Entertainment History Music Politics & Current Affairs Travel True Crime

Work experience

Associate Editor

Penguin Books
June, 2013 – Present (over 4 years)

I acquire and edit a broad range of fiction and nonfiction, including mysteries and psychological thrillers, historical fiction, women's fiction, narrative nonfiction, narrative histories, and true crime.

Assistant Editor

Penguin Books
September, 2011 – June, 2013 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Paul French

Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction DaggerChronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to the maliciously seductive fox spirit... read more

Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction DaggerChronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to the maliciously seductive fox spirit... read more

Ana of California: A Novel

Andi Teran

A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green GablesIn the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless ... read more

A modern take on the classic coming-of-age novel, inspired by Anne of Green GablesIn the grand tradition of Anne of Green Gables, Bridget Jones’s Diary, and The Three Weissmanns of Westport, Andi Teran’s captivating debut novel offers a contemporary twist on a beloved classic. Fifteen-year-old orphan Ana Cortez has just blown her last chance with a foster family. It’s a group home next—unless ... read more

The Killer Next Door: A Novel

Alex Marwood

“The Killer Next Door is even better [than The Wicked Girls]. Scary as hell. Great characters.” —Stephen KingWinner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback OriginalAlex Marwood’s new book, The Darkest Secret, is available now from Penguin BooksEveryone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting... read more

“The Killer Next Door is even better [than The Wicked Girls]. Scary as hell. Great characters.” —Stephen KingWinner of the Macavity Award for Best Mystery Novel and nominated for the Anthony Award for Best Paperback OriginalAlex Marwood’s new book, The Darkest Secret, is available now from Penguin BooksEveryone who lives at 23 Beulah Grove has a secret. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t be renting... read more

The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

Cathy Scott-clark, Adrian Levy

In the page-turning tradition of Black Hawk Down, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in MumbaiMumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire ... read more

In the page-turning tradition of Black Hawk Down, the definitive account of the 2008 terrorist attacks in MumbaiMumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world’s most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire ... read more

The Secret Rooms: A True Story of a Haunted Castle, a Plotting Duchess, and a Family Secret

Catherine Bailey

For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWIAfter the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants’ quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives,... read more

For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWIAfter the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants’ quarters of Belvoir Castle on April 21, 1940, his son and heir ordered the room, which contained the Rutland family archives,... read more

Shadow on the Crown: A Novel

Patricia Bracewell

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queenIn 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her cro... read more

A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queenIn 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her cro... read more

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