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About the author:
Catherine Astolfo retired in 2002 after a very successful 34 years in education. Catherine received the Elementary Dufferin-Peel OECTA Award for Outstanding Service in 1998. She was also awarded Dufferin-Peel Catholic Elementary Principal of the Year in 2002 by the Catholic Principals Council of Ontario.
In addition to her career as an educator, Catherine is a qualified trainer for the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory and spent many years speaking and leading workshops, both in business and in education.
Catherine has always aspired to be a published writer. She can recall writing fantasy stories for her classmates in Grade Three. Her short stories and poems have been published in a number of literary Canadian presses.
In 2005, she won a Brampton Arts Award. Her short stories won the Bloody Words Short Story Award (second and first) in 2009 and 2010. She won the prestigious Arthur Ellis Best Short Crime Story Award in 2012.
The Emily Taylor Mysteries are published by Imajin Books and are optioned for film by Sisbro & Co. Inc.
Visit Catherine at www.catherineastolfo.com
An Emily Taylor Mystery
Step out of the fire and into the flames…
Emily Taylor's husband, Langford, has a troubled past that has come back to haunt them, but it's time to clear his name. Along with their lawyer and a skilled private detective, they travel back to Vancouver, BC, the site of tragedy and heartbreak.
When a twisted serial killer, who calls himself The Artist, discovers that Langford and his wife have returned, he is determined to complete a gruesome ritual of evil. He knows how to lure his victims into his trap.
But The Artist has a formidable opponent--the powerful, sustaining love between two people who have survived his malice before and plan to do it again.
"Seventh Fire is a chilling tale with unimaginable evil at its core. Astolfo slowly but steadily builds suspense while introducing a handful of plausible villains that keep the reader guessing until the very end. The story is a chilling, cautionary tale at odds with the beautiful setting of Vancouver, which Astolfo paints with a deft hand." --Brenda Chapman, author of In Winter’s Grip
"Thirty years ago a horrific murder shocked the city of Vancouver. The killer was quickly caught, tried, and incarcerated. But they had the wrong man, and Emily Taylor has devoted her life to seeing her husband exonerated. Seventh Fire is a powerful tale of love verses hate and the ability of that love to triumph over evil." --Vicki Delany, author of Among the Departed
"The evocative setting of 1980's Vancouver is beautifully described in Astolfo's latest Emily Taylor mystery "Seventh Fire." The horror of murder intertwines with the passion of art in an intriguing plot that the reader unravels only at the end. Emily Taylor fans will be astounded at the dark secrets that lurk in her past." --Janet Kellough, author of On the Head of a Pin
"Catherine Astolfo has an unusually keen insight into the sometimes-skewed human condition. One is struck by the amount of research Seventh Fire must have required. But don’t read this at bedtime, since it will make you distinctively uneasy. A writer of masterful plots, Catherine has completed the story of Emily Taylor’s secret past with a twist and a shock. One can only hope Catherine Astolfo produces further work for our eager consumption." --Merci Fournier, author of Plural Spaces
- Publication Date:
- 1926997778 / 9781926997773
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths