Nanci Pattenden

Biography

Nanci M. Pattenden is an author of historical crime fiction. After digging into her own genealogy, Nanci uncovered a story about a young ancestor, sent to Canada from an English workhouse, who ended up on trial for murder. This sparked her interest in writing fiction, and launched her into the world of novel writing.

Nanci currently has three books in the Hodgins series; Body in the Harbour, Death on Duchess Street. and Corpses for Christmas. Her interest in genealogy, local history and love of Victorian murder mysteries have merged to create a new Canadian Victorian murder mystery writer. She is a member of Sisters In Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, The Writers’ Community of York Region, and the Historical Novel Society.

Nanci has completed the Creating Writing programs at both the University of Toronto and the University of Calgary. She currently resides in Newmarket, Ontario with her fluffy cat Snowball

Nanci can be contacted through her website at www.nancipattenden.com.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the town of Aurora, Ontario, a little north of Toronto. This historic town is featured in book three of my Detective Hodgins series.
When did you first start writing?
Unlike other authors, I haven't been writing 'all my life'. I didn't really get started until 2000.
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Where to find Nanci Pattenden online


Series

Detective Hodgins Victorian Mysteries
Detective Albert Hodgins, solves crimes in Victorian Toronto,
Body in the Harbour
Price: $3.99 USD.
Death on Duchess Street
Price: $3.99 USD.
Corpses for Christmas
Price: $3.99 USD.

Books

Corpses for Christmas
Series: Detective Hodgins Victorian Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,620. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
A long over-due visit by Detective Hodgins’ brother and his family promises to bring a special cheer and excitement to the holiday season. But, a body is found propped up against his daughter’s school, tainting the happy family reunion.
Death on Duchess Street
Series: Detective Hodgins Victorian Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
The tranquillity of a tight-knit neighbourhood in Victorian Toronto is shattered when a young girl becomes the next victim in a string of robberies, missing persons and murder.
Sample Chapters Body in the Harbour
Price: Free! Words: 3,570. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
It started out as a normal day for two young boys playing on the wharf before the Christmas break ended. Normal until they found the bludgeoned body of a young man washed up on the shore of Toronto Harbour on January 7, 1874.
Body in the Harbour
Series: Detective Hodgins Victorian Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,900. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
It started out as a normal day for two young boys playing on the wharf before the Christmas break ended. Normal until they found the bludgeoned body of a young man washed up on the shore of Toronto Harbour on January 7, 1874.

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historical    murder    mystery    toronto    victorian   

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