News & Events

08 August, 2020

Indigo is currently promoting books published by Canadian independent publishers. Anne's latest book, Postmark Berlin, will be featured in the newsletter. Here is the link:

23 May, 2020

Anne has just released the eleventh book in her Collins-Burke mystery series, Postmark Berlin. The book has received fine reviews in the Toronto Star, the Ottawa Review of Books and other publications.  

15 January, 2020

Anne recently discussed her books, and some of the stories behind the stories, with fellow author Dietrich Kalteis for his Off the Cuff blogspot. Here's the link:


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. 

13 December, 2018

Anne's tenth novel, Though the Heavens Fall, has been rated "Clearly ... one of the finest reads of 2018" by Jim Napier, in a review on The Rap Sheet. The Hamilton Spectator calls it "another excellent novel." And Booklist says, "Fans won't want to miss this strong installment in a fine series."

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