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Two of my stories, along with those of 17 other Canadian crime writers, are included in the newest anthology from Canadian Sisters in Crime.

Family Traditions
Stuck in the kitchen on the biggest turkey-and-football day of the year, a long-suffering housewife takes a new look at sacred family traditions.

A Death at the Parsonage
1823 England: When an unpopular clergyman dies a suspicious death while preparing his Sunday sermon, a quick-witted lady turns detective to come to the aid of her friend.

"Then we have Susan Daly, the prize of the collection, who presents a clever and funny take on Jane Austen...."
   The Whole She-Bang 3 review by Toronto Star whodunit reviewer, Jack Batten

Where to find The Whole She-Bang 3

Kindle & Kobo
Sleuth of Baker Street, Toronto (US pricing)

Bouchercon Toronto 2017
Passport to Murder

More murder in 2017

Historically Speaking: I'm thrilled to learn my story "The Lady's Maid Vanishes" has been accepted for inclusion in the anthology, Murder Most Historical , to be published in time for the 2017 Malice Domestic mystery conference.

The Lady's Maid Vanishes
1931 in the Canadian Rockies. When her maid goes missing from the viceregal entourage while travelling through the Rockies, Lady Byng, wife of the Governor General, is determined to find out the truth.

Swimming with the Guppies: My short story "Gossip" will be included in the 2017 Guppy crime anthology, Fish Out of Water.

A successful artist returns to the small town she left behind nearly twenty years ago, and discovers her reputation is not what she thought it was.

The Guppies are a Sisters in Crime group of writers whose first three anthologies all have a distinctly fishy flavour.

The Whole She-Bang

The Whole She-Bang 2

November 2014 saw the start of my life of crime, when my short story "Poetic Justice" was published in The Whole She-Bang 2, an anthology from Canadian crime writers.

Following the 2011 success of the first book, The Whole She-Bang , the Canadian members of Sisters in Crime decided to publish a second anthology of crime stories by Canadian writers, from first offenders to hardened veterans.

I had a ton of fun writing "Poetic Justice" and couldn't resist basing it on recent, crazy events in Toronto.

Where to buy The Whole She-Bang 2

Editor Janet Costello and her crew have pulled together 24 stories ranging from cosy to noir, from deadly serious to dying laughing. I'm thrilled to be included among such a talented crew of sisters and brothers.

What other writers are saying....

The Whole She-Bang 2 is wonderful! With accomplished short stories that range from hilarious to gruesome to downright unsettling, this is a collection sure to appeal to any taste. It does Canada's female crime writers proud.
     Louise Penny, New York Times Bestselling author

Thoughtful, well-written and above all, entertaining, this collection of short stories by established and up-and-coming crime writers is as Canadian as a polite little murder on a winter's afternoon.
      Elizabeth J. Duncan, award-winning author of the Penny Brannigan series.

Are the stories in this new collection by Sisters in Crime ingenious? Check. Well written? Check. A delight, a surprise, and unputdownable, story after story? Check, check, and check. If ever there was an anthology worth checking out, this is it.
      Scott Mackay, Arthur Ellis Award winner for best short mystery fiction

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