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), 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.



05 September, 2014

Anne will be attending Bouchercon, the World Mystery Convention, in Long Beach, CA, November 13 to 16. She looks forward to participating in panels, and gabbing with fellow writers and readers. More news on this later ... Be sure to check out Bouchercon 2014 on the web.

05 September, 2014

Anne took part in the Bloody Words crime writing conference in Toronto in June. She was on two panels: (1) The Sage, the Saint and the Seuth, and (2) Heroes With Feet of Clay - Villains With A Heart of Gold. Both were well received and lots of fun.

29 May, 2014

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




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