Elizabeth J Duncan
Elizabeth J. Duncan is the multiple award-winning Canadian author of two mystery series: Penny Brannigan set in beautiful North Wales and Shakespeare in the Catskills, set in upstate New York, featuring costume designer Charlotte Fairfax.
After graduating from Carleton University, Ottawa, with a BA in English, Elizabeth worked as a writer and editor for the Ottawa Citizen and Hamilton Spectator newspapers. She lived in London, England for five years as a freelance writer and broadcaster. She has also worked in public relations and is a faculty member of the Humber School for Writers.
Elizabeth’s first novel, The Cold Light of Mourning, won the William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic 2006 Grant for Unpublished Writers and the 2008 St. Martin’s/Malice Domestic Award for best first traditional mystery and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis award in Canada and an Agatha Award in the United States. She has been nominated six times for a Bloody Words (Bony Blithe) award for Canada’s best light mystery, with two wins: A Small Hill to Die On(2013) and Murder on the Hour(2017). The ninth title in the Penny Brannigan series, The Marmalade Murders, is nominated for a 2019 award.
The tenth book in the series, Remembering the Dead, will be published in September, 2019.
Elizabeth divides her time almost equally between Toronto, Canada, and Llandudno, North Wales. She treasures her Conwy library card, believing it makes her an honorary Welsh woman.