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), and Ruined Abbey (2015).

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).


Troubles thriller bloody brilliant.

(Nick Martin, Winnipeg Free Press)

Troubles thriller bloody brilliant.

Nick Martin, Winnipeg Free Presss

"One of Canada's finest novelists" - Jim Napier, Ottawa Review of Books

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.


29 March, 2016

For a bit of fun in the courtroom with Brennan Burke and Monty Collins, be sure to go to


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04 May, 2015

Anne's new novel, Ruined Abbey, is getting glowing reviews. The book was launched on May 3 in Halifax. Click on the cover image to find a description of the story and see the reviews.

29 May, 2014

See Anne's post re lawyers as authors on CBC's Canada Writes, Crime Month




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