Welcome to Anne Emery's web page.

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.


13 September, 2018

ON THE ROAD WITH ANNE EMERY, AUTHOR AND RACONTEUR. Anne will be giving a talk on some of the adventures, the unlikely coincidences, and the characters she has encountered while doing research for her books. The talk is sponsored by An Cumann, the Irish Association of Nova Scotia. Monday, Sept 24, 6:30 p.m., Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Rd. 

13 September, 2018

Anne will be reading from her new novel, Though the Heavens Fall, at The Word on the Street, Halifax Central Library on Spring Garden Road, Saturday, Sept 15 at 1:00 p.m.

27 May, 2017

Anne's books have been done as audio books, most recently by Recorded Books. They sound great! Be sure to check them out at recordedbooks.com.

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