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Alison Bruce

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July 10

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Alison Bruce writes history, mystery and suspense. Her books combine clever mysteries, well-researched backgrounds and a touch of romance. Her protagonists are marked by their strength of character, sense of humor and the ability to adapt (sooner or later) to new situations. Four of her novels have been finalists for genre awards.

Copywriter, editor and graphic designer since 1992, Alison has also been a comic book store manager, small press publisher and web designer. Currently she is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

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Alison Bruce Ask yourself, why are you aspiring to be a writer. If it's because you love to write, learn your craft and keep working at it. Don't give up. Learn…moreAsk yourself, why are you aspiring to be a writer. If it's because you love to write, learn your craft and keep working at it. Don't give up. Learn from your critics, but don't be driven by them.(less)
Alison Bruce My most recent book, MEN IN UNIFORM, is at the galley stage. You'll have to stay tuned for the release date.

A few years ago I was longing for…more
My most recent book, MEN IN UNIFORM, is at the galley stage. You'll have to stay tuned for the release date.

A few years ago I was longing for hardwood flooring to replace our horrible poop brown carpet. The co-op was upgrading the flooring, but I was low on the list. I thought about ways to get myself bumped up. It came to me, dead body in the living room. I'd come home to discover it and get a living room makeover when the case was solved. That lead to the opening scene of MEN IN UNIFORM.

You'll be relieved to know that I did get my new flooring and no one had to die.(less)
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A Bodyguard to Remember (Book 1 Men in Uniform Series) by Alison Bruce

Nothing like a great opening line to set the hook: “It started with a dead body on my living room floor.” And from there A Body Guard to Remember is a catch worth reading with a lively mix of colourful characters, murder, indeed on a living room floor, cops, protectors in various good looking postures, a plot with a neat climax twist and budding romance…right here in Canada’s capital.

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Alison Bruce Beth wrote: "Hi Alison,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow crime writer!"


You are most welcome. Who says there's no honour among thieves... or at least people who write about them.


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Beth Hi Alison,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow crime writer!


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