News & Events

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

28 November, 2016

Anne's ninth Collins-Burke mystery novel, Lament for Bonnie, is now available and is winning great reviews. A fine time was had by all at the book launch at Durty Nelly's in Halifax. Also, Ruined Abbey is now out in paperback.

16 October, 2016

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.

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.

07 December, 2013

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."

23 November, 2013

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:


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."



26 October, 2011

“Halifax lawyer Anne Emery’s terrific series featuring lawyer Monty Collins and priest Brennan Burke gets better with every book. ...  Filled with Irish history and lore, this is a delightful change for Emery’s regulars.” - Globe and Mail