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.



28 March, 2015

Anne will be launching her latest novel, Ruined Abbey, on May 1 in Halifax. Ruined Abbey is a "prequel" to the Collins-Burke mystery series. Set in 1989, with the Troubles raging in the North of Ireland, and bombs exploding in England, Fr. Brennan Burke is called to London where his sister has been arrested. Not long afterwards, his cousin is charged with the murder of a Special Branch police officer. It's time for the Burkes to revisit old family memories. The novel is a whodunit, a war story, a love story and a historical novel. And it all starts with a ruined abbey.

29 May, 2014

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




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."

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