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), and Blood on a Saint (2013).
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 view the Globe and Mail's review of Death at Christy Burke's, click here.
To hear Anne's interview with Shelagh Rogers on CBC's The Next Chapter, click here (MP3 download).
Anne recently took part in the International Festival of Authors. See her interview with the National Post. Click here to view.
The Globe and Mail recommends Blood on a Saint as one of 10 crime novels to read this season. "The seventh book in the series is one of the best yet."
Blood on a Saint. The National Post says: "What elevates Emery's latest from a superior exercise in suspense into something larger is the way she explores what people disclose and what they don't." See the review: http://arts.nationalpost.com/2013/11/22/crimewave-blood-on-a-saint-really-dead-up-in-smoke/
Booklist: "Another sharply plotted entry in the Collins-Burke series, which is distinguished by its well-drawn characters and unique setting."
Kirkus Reviews: "Emery skillfully blends homicide with wit,music, theology, quirky characters and a Nova Scotian atmosphere."
BLOOD ON A SAINT, the 7th book in the Collins-Burke mystery series, has been launched and favourably reviewed. See Books & Reviews section.
Fr. Brennan Burke's patience is tested to the limit when a young woman announces to the world that the Virgin Mary has appeared to her in his churchyard, and hordes of pilgrims and gawkers converge on the scene. But events take a darker turn when a body is found on the site. Brennan and Monty Collins both have a stake in uncovering the truth, but they can't talk to each other about the case because each of them is bound by the confidentiality of his profession