Sue Pike

 

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.

Selected Bibliography:

"Hostile Takeover" in Going out with a Bang, edited by Joan Boswell, Linda Wiken and Barbara Fradkin, Napoleon Publishing/RendezVous Press, 2008.

"The Hag Moth" in Locked Up, tales of mystery and mischance along Canada's Rideau Canal Waterway, Deadlock Press, 2007

"Milk of Magnesia Mist" in Mystery Ink, Ginger Press, 2007

"A Temporary Crown" in Murder in Vegas, Forge Books, 2005

"A Temporary Crown" reprinted in Best American Mystery Stories, Houghton Mifflin, 2006, and reprinted in The Deadly Bride and 21 of the Year's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007

"Flashback" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Dell, August 2005

"Hopscotch" in When Boomers Go Bad, edited by Joan Boswell, Sue Pike, Linda Wiken, Napoleon Publishing/RendezVous Press, 2005

"Boarding School Reach" in Bloody Words, The anthology, Baskerville Books, 2003

"Two Little Girls in Blue" in Bone Dance, edited by Joan Boswell & Sue Pike, Napoleon Publishing/Rendezvous Press, 2003.

"Snap Judgment" in Fit to Die, edited by Joan Boswell & Sue Pike, Napoleon Publishing/Rendezvous Press, 2001

"No Mean Feat" in Menopause is Murder, GSPH, 1999

"Final Jeopardy" in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Dell, December 2000

"Widow’s Weeds" in Cottage Country Killers, GSPH, 1996

"Widow's Weeds" reprinted in The Arthur Ellis Awards, an anthology of prize-winning crime and mystery fiction, Quarry Press, 1999


Locked Up, tales of mystery and mischance along Canada's Rideau Canal Waterway

 

 

 

 


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"

Website:
www.deadlockpress.com


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