At the age of six, Sue Pike wrote an illustrated novel entitled Murder Isn't Right. Her parents were so amused by her spelling that she didn't write another word for years, until the day she joined the Ladies' Killing Circle on the solemn promise they wouldn't laugh at her still-egregious spelling. This, of course, was a promise they couldn't keep. It would be hard to take offence, though; with this group, there's seldom a moment when no one is laughing.
In 2007, Sue edited and published Locked Up, tales of mystery and mischance along Canada's Rideau Canal Waterway. The Ottawa Citizen called it "one of the more interesting projects to surface in Ottawa in years" and went on to describe it as "a compelling compendium of murderous, mysterious and decidedly odd happenings, running the gamut from redemption-esque to Twilight Zone-ish."
Sue is Crime Writers of Canada's vice president for Ottawa and Eastern Ontario. She and her husband divide their time between Ottawa and Lake Opinicon on the Rideau.
"Hostile Takeover" in Going out with a Bang, edited by Joan Boswell, Linda Wiken and Barbara Fradkin, Napoleon Publishing/RendezVous Press, 2008.
Awards: Winner, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Short Story, 1996 "Widow's Weeds" Winner, Bony Pete, Bloody Words Short Story Award, 1999 "Boarding School Reach"
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