Author Introduction

A little intro. I write detective fiction, which I call North Noir, set in Northeastern USA and Canada. You know what I say? “Leave your Scandinavian Noir in the sauna. It’s time for North Noir.”

On the bio side, I grew up in Canada and the USA (mainly Nova Scotia and Boston, but also Cleveland, USA and Ontario, Canada). I’ve traveled the world using numerous aliases (for non-nefarious purposes, of course). You’ll have to take my word on that.

Keep coming back. I’ll be posting blogs about writing detective fiction as well as fiction in general. I’ll post book reviews. I’ll keep you up-to-date on the progress of my North Noir novels. They follow prescribed narrative conventions, such as the inclusion of forensic detail, yet the prose isn’t formulaic. It’s as important as the plot. Welcome!

The first North Noir novel, Bay of Blood, is available in stores and online; click here for full details. The next novel will be published by Stark House Press in Spring 2023. It’s the first in a series set in New England, and turns on Boston, the Balkans, and Cape Cod.

A.M. Potter is an International Thriller Writers (ITW) Award Nominee and a recipient of Canada Council and Ontario Arts Council Grants.

Kudos for Bay of Blood: “A vivid page-turner” ~ Steven Heighton, Governor General’s Award Winner | “Quintessential Canadian mystery” ~ Lesley Choyce, Dartmouth Book Award Winner

Don’t strive to write literary fiction, write damned good fiction. Anonymous