Book List in Order: 14 titles


  • The murdered body of Sorcha the prophetess is discovered following a lavish banquet at the Maguire castle in 16th-century Ireland. In the present day, a dig commences on the land, and not only is a body discovered, but a sheaf of prophecies. Who kill...



  • The latest mystery from a two-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award Father Brennan Burke is struggling, and he’s been coping the only way he knows how: self-medicating with drink. He’s barely managing, but his troubles intensify when the body of ...



  • As 1995 dawns in the North of Ireland, Belfast is a city of army patrols, bombed-out buildings, and “peace walls” segregating one community from the other. But the IRA has called a ceasefire. So, it’s as good a time as any for Monty Collins and...



  • The ninth mystery in a series that "gets better with every book" (The Globe and Mail), now in paperback. Twelve-year-old Bonnie MacDonald ― the beloved stepdancing, fiddling youngest member of Cape Breton's famed Clan Donnie band ― vanishes after...



  • “This winning mystery stands on its own” (Booklist) — Emery’s eighth novel now in trade paperIt’s 1989. The Troubles are raging in Ireland, bombs exploding in England. In this prequel to the Collins-Burke series, Father Brennan Burke is home ...



  • The Collins-Burke series book touted “the best yet”Father Brennan Burke’s patience is tested to the limit when a young woman announces to the world that the Virgin Mary has appeared to her in his churchyard, and hordes of pilgrims, souvenir hawk...



  • Now available in trade paper There’s a killer on the premises of Christy Burke’s pub in Dublin, according to graffiti spray-painted on the wall. Father Brennan Burke, Christy’s grandson, is asked to investigate the vandalism. Brennan has been t...



  • Shortlisted for the Dartmouth Book Award for Fiction, 2011 “By having Normie tell the story, Arthur Ellis Award–winning Emery allows readers to walk beside the girl as she deals with her second sight, the abuse of other children, and the anguish sh...



  • Lawyer and bluesman Monty Collins is used to defending murderers, and occasionally investigating murders himself. But he’s never come up against anything like the case of Reinhold Schellenberg, a world-renowned German theologian whose blood-drenche...







  • ?A rich man and a poor man are found dead of gunshot wounds outside a seedy bar on Barrington Street in Halifax. The police declare it a murder-suicide, but bluesman/lawyer Monty Collins — hired to represent the victims’ families — suspects it’...



  • Declan Burke fled Ireland forty years ago and never looked back. Now settled in New York, he thinks he’s put the old country behind him, until he reads the obituary of one Cathal Murphy. The obituary, he sees at once, is not about Murphy at all. It...



  • Be careful what you wish for, his mother used to say. Yet how many times has Monty Collins wished for a client who is intelligent, articulate and tattoo-free? Now he has one, but it’s not long before his mother’s warning comes back to haunt him. ...



  • The second book in Anne Emery's Dinny Gordon series finds Dinny a year older, but still not terribly interested in dating. Although most of Dinny's friends and classmates at Rosemont High have boyfriends, Dinny spends much of her time watching, wonde...



  • Sally Burnaby feels awful! Here she is, ready for a fabulous senior year, when everything goes to pieces! Kate, her best friend, goes away to school. Scotty begins to date another girl. Trying to forget, Sally almost ties in with the wrong crowd. ...


Complete Series List in Order

A Collins-Burke Mystery

1) Sign of the Cross (Jun-2006)
2) Obit (Jun-2007)
3) Barrington Street Blues (Apr-2008)
4) Cecilian Vespers (May-2009)
5) Children in the Morning (May-2010)
6) Death at Christy Burke's (Oct-2011)
7) Blood on a Saint (Nov-2013)
8) Ruined Abbey (May-2015)
9) Lament for Bonnie (Sep-2016)
10) Though the Heavens Fall (Oct-2018)
11) Postmark Berlin (May-2020)