It is with deep sadness that we announce that, after a lengthy battle with cancer, Canadian children’s author Norah McClintock passed away on February 6, 2017. Born and raised in Pointe Claire, Quebec, Norah wrote over 60 books for young readers including middle grade, YA and graphic novels. Her popular mystery series include the Chloe and Levesque Mysteries, the Robyn Hunter Mysteries, the Mike and Riel Mysteries and the Ryan Dooley Mysteries. Throughout her extensive writing career, Norah won the Crime Writers of Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award five times.
“What I loved about Norah McClintock’s work was how seriously she took mystery-writing. The plots were so well-crafted; the voices and situations were so authentic and believable. That is not always easy to do in mysteries for young people,” says Gillian O’Reilly. “It is not surprising that she won five Arthur Ellis Awards in eight years. And I think she set the bar for much of the other fine mystery books we see today.”
Our condolences go out to Norah’s family and friends.