Nanci M. Pattenden is a professional genealogist, and an author of historical crime fiction. Nanci currently has two books in the Hodgins series; Body in the Harbour, and Death on Duchess Street. 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 Crime Writers of Canada, The Writers Community of York Region, and the Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS).
Nanci is currently taking the Creating Writing program at the University of Toronto, has already completed the Creative Writing Program at the University of Calgary, as well as two programs with The Institute of Genealogical Studies (Canadian and English studies).