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), Blood on a Saint (2013), and Ruined Abbey (2015).
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.
"One of Canada's finest novelists" - Jim Napier, Ottawa Review of Books
Anne's new novel, Ruined Abbey, is getting glowing reviews. The book will be formally launched on May 3 in Halifax. Click on the cover image to find a description of the story and see the reviews.
See Anne's post re lawyers as authors on CBC's Canada Writes, Crime Month
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."