Mary Jane Maffini

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Mary Jane Maffini is a Canadian mystery writer. She has created three mystery series and written 12 novels.


Ladies Killing Circle & RendezVous Crime anthologies as well as Chatelaine magazine, Storyteller Magazine, and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine have published her short stories. She has won two Arthur Ellis Awards for her short stories.


Mary Jane Maffini was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, and holds a BA (Hons) and a Masters in Library Sciences (MLS) from Dalhousie University.

She is a member as well as a former President of Crime Writers of Canada and a former board of directors member of the Canadian Booksellers Association. She is a member of Capital Crime Writers and the Ladies Killing Circle.

Maffini is a frequent panellist at mystery conferences such as Bouchercon and Malice Domestic in the United States and Bloody Words National Mystery Conference in Canada. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.


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