Born and raised in Montreal, Rosemary has worked on newspapers across Canada as a reporter, arts reviewer, editorial writer and editor. She is now a fiction writer and freelance journalist who divides her time between Toronto and the Haliburton Highlands.
Rosemary’s short fiction has been published by Kaleidoscope Books, Room of One’s Own Press, and Sisters in Crime Toronto.
Her first novel, Safe Harbor, was shortlisted for Britain’s Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger in 2010, and was released as a paperback and ebook by Imajin Books in early 2012. It opens when a frightened woman barges into financial advisor Pat Tierney’s office with a shocking request: “Look after my boy; he’s your late husband’s son.” The next day the woman is murdered and police say the seven-year-old may be the killer’s next target.
In the Toronto Star, Jack Batten says “McCracken’s first novel offers a coherent structure, an exact feel for Toronto locales and, in Pat, a hugely attractive sleuth figure.”
Its sequel, Black Water, was released in May 2013. It takes Pat Tierney to cottage country north of Toronto-to an imaginary community that bears a very strong resemblance to the real Haliburton Highlands. None of the Haliburton Highlands residents, however, appear in the book.
In his Toronto Star review of Black Water, Jack Batten said, "Here's McCracken back with her second Pat Tierney novel, writing again with wonderful pace and invention."
Safe Harbor is available on Amazon.com at http://amzn.to/11MLsCn. Black Water is available on Amazon.ca at http://amzn.to/14KF54Z.
And both books are sold at Minden Books and Stationery in Minden and Master's Book Store in Haliburton Village.
LISTEN: Greg Roe of Canoe FM interviews Rosemary,September 18, 2013
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