Anne Emery is the author of Sign of the Cross (2006), Obit (2007), Barrington Street Blues (2008), Cecilian Vespers (2009), Children in the Morning (2010), Death at Christy Burke’s (2011), Blood on a Saint (2013), Ruined Abbey (2015), and Lament for Bonnie (2016).
She won a silver medal in the 2011 Independent Publisher Book Awards (international competition), and the 2011 Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, both for Children in the Morning, and the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel for Sign of the Cross.
"A master at creating a sense of place, and developing characters.” – Library Journal (Starred Review)
Anne was born in Halifax and grew up in Moncton. She is a graduate of St. F.X. University and Dalhousie Law School. She has worked as a lawyer, legal affairs reporter and researcher. Anne lives in Halifax with her husband and daughter.
To hear Anne's interview with Shelagh Rogers on CBC's The Next Chapter, click here (MP3 download).
Lament for Bonnie: Reviewers have called the new book "an engaging mystery" and "irresistible" (Publishers Weekly), "a fine mystery with terrific characters and a solid plot, an irresistible read" (Globe & Mail) and referred to its "soaring narrative arc" (Celtic Life International).
Ruined Abbey: "Troubles thriller bloody brilliant." - Nick Martin, Winnipeg Free Presss
"One of Canada's finest novelists" - Jim Napier, Ottawa Review of Books. "One of the best of Canada's new group of crime authors" - Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail
Ruined Abbey: "Winning mystery stands on its own. Readers . . . will want to grab a pint and pull up a stool next to any of the Burke clan." - Karen Keefe, Booklist Starred Review
"Eighth novel in the excellent Father Brennan Burke series ... a really tightly plotted historical with solid characters and the elegant style we expect from Emery." - Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail.
Anne was named one of ten rising Canadian mystery writers to watch, by Quill & Quire in 2007, and one of the best of the new group of crime authors, by the Globe and Mail in 2016.
Anne's ninth Collins-Burke mystery novel, Lament for Bonnie, is now available and is winning good reviews. The formal launch will take place in Halifax the afternoon of Sunday, Nov 20, at Durty Nelly's pub. Also, Ruined Abbey is now out in paperback.
For a bit of fun in the courtroom with Brennan Burke and Monty Collins, be sure to go to
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