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28 March, 2021

Anne has a new book coming out later this year: The Keening. It's not part of her regular series; it's a standalone historical mystery. The story is set partly in 16th/17th century Ireland and partly in the present day. The historical plot centres around the Maguires, the Lords of Fermanagh, and their castle in Enniskillen, at a time when the English are coming closer to their goal of conquering all of Ireland. A prophetess is murdered, and we see the effects of her death even in the present time. But it's not all doom and gloom; there is lots of partying and singing and storytelling as well! Fr. Brennan Burke will return to us in the book after that, Fenian Street, and Monty and the whole crew will be back in the book after that one, which is set once again in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


26 March, 2021

If you'd like to hear the voices of the characters in the Collins-Burke mystery series, check out Gerard Doyle's wonderful audiobook readings:  https://www.audiobooks.com/browse/narrator/1491/gerard-doyle


25 May, 2019

Anne's tenth novel, Though the Heavens Fall, has just won the 2019 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel. The award is given by the Crime Writers of Canada, and was announced in Toronto on May 23. 


03 March, 2019

Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine reviewed Though the Heavens Fall: "The dialogue is smart and the story brutally emotional." See Reviews section for the book. 


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

http://49thshelf.com/Blog/2015/05/18/Holey-Tales-7-Literary-Sleuths-Are-on-the-Case-for-Mystery-Month

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