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Authors: Anne Emery

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Children in the Morning

BOOK: Children in the Morning
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A

“Engrossing.”
— Publishers Weekly

$24.95

Beau Delaney is a bit of a showboat, a promi-NNE

nent lawyer whose exploits have become the subject of a Hollywood film. He’s also the father of ten children, some of them foster children.

PRAISE
for
ANNE EMERY

EMER

“And then there was Delaney’s demeanour Now he’s charged with the murder of his wife, at the house. All he told us was that he Peggy. It’s another hard case for lawyer and wasn’t there when it happened. He had come bluesman Monty Collins. His client is keeping

“Anne Emery has produced a stunning first novel,
Sign of the Cross
, Y

home from the Annapolis Valley just after secrets; a mysterious eleventh child turns up that is at once a mystery, a thriller, and a love story. . . .

and demands to take part in the trial; and the twelve thirty. I found it curious that, well, he It’s well written, exciting, and unforgettable.”

last words anyone heard from Peggy were “the wasn’t more curious about what happened

— Halifax Chronicle Herald

Hells Angels!”

to Peggy, how she could have fallen like that, Monty isn’t alone in trying to save Delaney how such a fall could have been fatal. He from life in prison, and save his sprawling family

“In
Obit
, Halifax author Anne Emery has fashioned an old-style didn’t wonder aloud whether somebody from breaking up. Monty’s pal Father Brennan potboiler of intrigue, shadowy characters, and murky situations. The tale else had been with her. To me, Monty, it Burke has a hand in the investigation, too. But of Monty Collins and the Burkes is a finely crafted mystery about flawed
a mystery

Burke is also lending a hand to Monty’s estranged just didn’t add up. And the fact that he lied characters, vengeance, unpaid debts, and mournful memories.”

wife, Maura. And the priest finds himself bur-about what time he came home — Harold

— Paul March,
Edmonton Journal

dened with unwelcome secrets of his own when Gorman saw him outside the house before Maura’s old flame arrives on the scene and eleven o’clock — tipped the scales against threatens to turn her world upside down.

“Emery is a master at creating a sense of place and developing him.”

Watching all this through the eyes of a child characters — talents that place her in the same rarified circle as C

is Monty and Maura’s little girl, Normie. Like To my dismay, I found his analysis com-Margaret Maron, Marcia Muller, and Sara Peretsky. . . . A smashing her spooky great-grandmother in Cape Breton, H

pelling, and I did not look forward to trying ending that ties up all the loose ends. Highly recommended.”

Normie has the gift of second sight. When she I

to discredit him on the witness stand.

— Library Journal
,

LDR

starts having visions that seem to involve Beau All I said was: “You don’t have a motive.”

Delaney, she can’t tell whether they reflect starred review of
Barrington Street Blues
Not that he needed one.

something he’s done in the past, or something E

he might do in the future. We hear the story Sergeant Morash drained his coffee and

“Anne Emery has already won one Arthur Ellis Award N

from two points of view, experience and inno-put his cup on the table. “The motive may for her first Monty Collins mystery, and this one should get her cence, Monty and Normie, and ask ourselves
in t

not have existed until the instant before she on the short list for another.
Cecilian Vespers
is slick, smart, which of them will be first to uncover the truth was killed.”

h

about Beau Delaney.

and populated with lively characters.”

e

— Margaret Cannon,
The Globe and Mail

MO

ANNE EMERY is a graduate of St. F.X.

University and Dalhousie Law School. She has R

worked as a lawyer, legal affairs reporter, and researcher. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with N

her husband and daughter. She is the author of ISBN: 978-1-55022-927-1

IN

Sign of the Cross
, winner of the 2007 Arthur G

ANNE EMERY

Ellis Award for Best First Novel,
Obit
(2007),
Barrington Street Blues
(2008), and
Cecilian
Author of the Arthur Ellis winning novel —
Sign of the Cross
Vespers
(2009).

ECW Press

ECW

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ChildrenMorning_JACKET_CORRECTED__ 3/8/10 10:21 AM Page 1

A

“Engrossing.”
— Publishers Weekly

$24.95

Beau Delaney is a bit of a showboat, a promi-NNE

nent lawyer whose exploits have become the subject of a Hollywood film. He’s also the father of ten children, some of them foster children.

PRAISE
for
ANNE EMERY

EMER

“And then there was Delaney’s demeanour Now he’s charged with the murder of his wife, at the house. All he told us was that he Peggy. It’s another hard case for lawyer and wasn’t there when it happened. He had come bluesman Monty Collins. His client is keeping

“Anne Emery has produced a stunning first novel,
Sign of the Cross
, Y

home from the Annapolis Valley just after secrets; a mysterious eleventh child turns up that is at once a mystery, a thriller, and a love story. . . .

and demands to take part in the trial; and the twelve thirty. I found it curious that, well, he It’s well written, exciting, and unforgettable.”

last words anyone heard from Peggy were “the wasn’t more curious about what happened

— Halifax Chronicle Herald

Hells Angels!”

to Peggy, how she could have fallen like that, Monty isn’t alone in trying to save Delaney how such a fall could have been fatal. He from life in prison, and save his sprawling family

“In
Obit
, Halifax author Anne Emery has fashioned an old-style didn’t wonder aloud whether somebody from breaking up. Monty’s pal Father Brennan potboiler of intrigue, shadowy characters, and murky situations. The tale else had been with her. To me, Monty, it Burke has a hand in the investigation, too. But of Monty Collins and the Burkes is a finely crafted mystery about flawed
a mystery

Burke is also lending a hand to Monty’s estranged just didn’t add up. And the fact that he lied characters, vengeance, unpaid debts, and mournful memories.”

wife, Maura. And the priest finds himself bur-about what time he came home — Harold

— Paul March,
Edmonton Journal

dened with unwelcome secrets of his own when Gorman saw him outside the house before Maura’s old flame arrives on the scene and eleven o’clock — tipped the scales against threatens to turn her world upside down.

“Emery is a master at creating a sense of place and developing him.”

Watching all this through the eyes of a child characters — talents that place her in the same rarified circle as C

is Monty and Maura’s little girl, Normie. Like To my dismay, I found his analysis com-Margaret Maron, Marcia Muller, and Sara Peretsky. . . . A smashing her spooky great-grandmother in Cape Breton, H

pelling, and I did not look forward to trying ending that ties up all the loose ends. Highly recommended.”

Normie has the gift of second sight. When she I

to discredit him on the witness stand.

— Library Journal
,

LDR

starts having visions that seem to involve Beau All I said was: “You don’t have a motive.”

Delaney, she can’t tell whether they reflect starred review of
Barrington Street Blues
Not that he needed one.

something he’s done in the past, or something E

he might do in the future. We hear the story Sergeant Morash drained his coffee and

“Anne Emery has already won one Arthur Ellis Award N

from two points of view, experience and inno-put his cup on the table. “The motive may for her first Monty Collins mystery, and this one should get her cence, Monty and Normie, and ask ourselves
in t

not have existed until the instant before she on the short list for another.
Cecilian Vespers
is slick, smart, which of them will be first to uncover the truth was killed.”

h

about Beau Delaney.

and populated with lively characters.”

e

— Margaret Cannon,
The Globe and Mail

MO

ANNE EMERY is a graduate of St. F.X.

University and Dalhousie Law School. She has R

worked as a lawyer, legal affairs reporter, and researcher. She lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with N

her husband and daughter. She is the author of ISBN: 978-1-55022-927-1

IN

Sign of the Cross
, winner of the 2007 Arthur G

ANNE EMERY

Ellis Award for Best First Novel,
Obit
(2007),
Barrington Street Blues
(2008), and
Cecilian
Author of the Arthur Ellis winning novel —
Sign of the Cross
Vespers
(2009).

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