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A.J. McCarthy

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A.J. McCarthy is an award-winning author of suspense mysteries, with five novels to her credit to date. All of her published novels, so far, are set in Canada, either in her home province of Quebec, in Ontario, or British Columbia, a much-loved setting.

Her second novel, Cold Betrayal won the 2019 American Fiction Award for best Mystery/Suspense: Hard-Boiled Crime.

Legacy of Fear was voted a Book Excellence Award Finalist for Best Thriller.

By the Book, available in November, was a finalist for the 2018 Claymore Award of Killer Nashville, an award for unpublished crime novels.

Her passion for reading led to her love of writing and the process that surrounds it. A.J. dedicates all of her available time to her second career and the craft that ha
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Sins of the Fathers

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Cold Betrayal

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Legacy of Fear

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By the Book

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Faux Friends

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Betrayal

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A Miracle

Recently, our family experienced a miracle. We were given the gift of a baby girl named Mia, a first grandchild for us. It is truly a wonderful feeling to hold that baby in your arms for the first time (and a second, and a third…).


This momentous occasion made me think about my parents when they became grandparents many years ago upon the birth of my niece. That niece, Kim, is to be married in a co

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"What a fun read. The author has a natural talent that lends itself to creating a fantastic story, with twists, surprises, rich characters, and a book I couldn't put down. Highly recommended to anyone looking for something new, fresh, and fantastic!"
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This is a fast-paced mystery based in 1604 at King James’ Hampton Court. The star of the show – William Shakespeare! The Bard becomes the investigator when someone tries to kill the king and murders a priest instead. Combining history, witchcraft, th ...more
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