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Born and raised in Montreal, Rosemary McCracken is a Toronto journalist who specializes in personal finance and the financial services industry.

Her first Pat Tierney mystery novel, SAFE HARBOR, was shortlisted for Britain's Debut Dagger and published by Imajin Books in 2012. BLACK WATER, the second mystery in the series, was released in 2013, followed by RAVEN LAKE in 2016. “The Sweetheart Scamster,” a Pat Tierney short story in the anthology THIRTEEN, was a 2014 Derringer finalist.

Jack Batten, the Toronto Star's crime fiction reviewer, calls Pat “a hugely attractive sleuth figure.”


Rosemary teaches novel writing at George Brown College in Toronto.

Pat Tierney Mysteries

“Crazy,” Black Coffee, Darkhouse Books (2016)

“Plastic Paddies,” Destination: Mystery! Darkhouse Books (2015)

“Nick of Time,” 13 O’Clock, Carrick Publishing (2015)

“Antonia,” World Enough and Crime, Carrick Publishing (2014)

“The Sweetheart Scamster,” Thirteen, Carrick Publishing (2013)
This story was a finalist for a 2014 Derringer Award.

“The Pre-paid Funeral,” Nefarious North, Karen Dryden Publishing (2013)

“Crossing Over,” The Whole She-Bang, Toronto Sisters in Crime; 1 edition (2012)
The Toronto Chapter of Sisters in Crime celebrated its twentieth anniversary in 2012 with this anthology of twenty stories penned by fifteen Canadian crime writers. There are amateur sleuths and professionals–cops, private detectives and one or two you won’t see coming.
Available in eBook on Amazon.com and Smashwords
Available in paperback on Lulu.

Rosemary McCracken

Rosemary's Short Fiction

Raven Lake (Book 3)
Murder, jealousy, fraud, deceit – welcome to Canadian cottage country!
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Black Water (Book 2)
When Pat Tierney's daughter asks her to help find Tracy's partner, their mother-daughter relationship is stretched to the limits.
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Safe Harbor (Book 1)
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.
More about Safe Harbour