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Norah McClintock

Norah grew up in a home full of books in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, and decided to become a writer when she was in Grade 7. Her first book, Shakespeare and Legs, was published by Scholastic Canada in 1987 and she continued to write prolifically, mostly at night until she became a full-time writer in 2000.

Though that first book was a teen romance, Norah found fame and world-wide success writing crime fiction. She is a five-time winner of the Arthur Ellis Award and The Vancouver Sun called Norah “John Grisham for teens.” Some of her most popular series are Chloe and Levesque, Mike and Riel and Robyn Hunter, each featuring a teenage sleuth.

In recent years she turned her talents to a variety of different genres, writing graphic novels and a Dear Canada book, and participating in the group-authored series Seven. In her long career, Norah penned more than sixty young adult novels loved by fans the world over. Norah passed away in 2017.

Learn more about Norah and her books.

Awards

Dear Canada: A Sea of Sorrows, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2013

Dear Canada: A Sea of Sorrows, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013

Dead Silence, Short-listed, Arthur Ellis Award, Best Juvenile/YA Book, 2009

Out of the Cold, Winner, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2009

Out of the Cold, Short-listed, Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, 2009

Shadow of Doubt, Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2009

Shadow of Doubt, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2008

Mistaken Identity, Commended, IBBY Honour List - Translation English to French, 2007

Nothing to Lose, Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2007

Seeing and Believing, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2007

Truth and Lies, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2005

Body, Crime, Suspect, Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2004

Body, Crime, Suspect, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2002

Body, Crime, Suspect, Short-listed, Arthur Ellis Award, Best Juvenile/YA Book, 2001

Double Cross, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2001

Password: Murder, Short-listed, CNIB, Tiny Torgi Award, 2001

Password: Murder, Short-listed, OLA Red Maple Award, Fiction, 2000

Password: Murder, Commended, Canadian Children's Book Centre, Our Choice, 2000

Books

Body in the Basement, The
Body, Crime, Suspect
Change of Heart
Dead and Gone
Dead Silence
Dear Canada: A Sea of Sorrows
Double Cross
In Too Deep
Last Chance
Mike and Riel Mystery, A: Hit and Run
Mistaken Identity
Nothing to Lose
Nowhere to Turn
Out of the Cold
Over the Edge
Password: Murder
Scared to Death
Seeing and Believing
Shadow of Doubt
Sins of the Father
Something to Prove
The Third Degree
Truth and Lies
You Can Run

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