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18 September, 2023

Author Wendy Hawkin says that Fenian Street is "historical crime fiction at its finest."

Publishers Weekly calls Fenian Street a "gripping mystery" and says "Adrian McKinty fans will want to check this out."


30 June, 2023


Anne's latest book, Fenian Street, was a finalist for the Crime Writers of Canada Award of Excellence for Best Traditional Mystery. To hear a wonderful reading of the story by Dublin-born actor Ashley O'Connell, click on the book cover image, and find the links just below the summary.

17 September, 2022

Anne's 13th book, Fenian Street, was launched at Durty Nelly's pub on September 11 of this year. The story, set in the 1970s, features series regular Father Brennan Burke, and a new character, Shay Rynne, a Dublin garda (cop) from the tenements of Fenian Street. The story is set mainly in Dublin, but Brennan also introduces Shay to some members of the Irish mob in Hell's Kitchen, New York. 


"Impeccably researched, richly atmospheric, and with a spellbinding plot." - Jim Napier, author of the Colin McDermott Mysteries. 

14 FEBRUARY, 2022

Great review of The Keening, in the Winnipeg Free Press: "Halifax author Anne Emery has superbly blended two fascinating story lines in the Keening, a splendid murder mystery with characters you wish you knew - even more so the folk of 1595 who'll offer you a flagon of ale, a game pie and a ribald poem or two."

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:

25 MAY, 2019

Anne's tenth novel, Though the Heavens Fall, has just won the 2019 Award of Excellence 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.

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