Julie Hennrikus

J.A. (Julie) Hennrikus is a past president of Sisters in Crime New England, and serves on the New England Crime Bake committee. She is also a member at large of Sisters in Crime national and a member of Mystery Writers of America.

Under the name Julianne Holmes, Julie will be writing the Clock Shop Mystery Series for Berkley Prime Crime. The first in the series, JUST KILLING TIME, was released in October 2015. CLOCK AND DAGGER was released in August 2016. CHIME AND PUNISHMENT will be released in August 2017.

As J.A. Hennrikus, she has had short stories published in Level Best Books DEAD CALM, THIN ICE, and BLOOD MOON.

Julie is the Executive Director of StageSource, an service organization for the New England theater community. She also teaches arts management classes at Emerson College.

She is a social media advocate, and tweets under @JulieHennrikus, and also tweets for @StageSourceBos and @WickedCozys. Her website is jahennrikus.com and julianneholmes.com


Thin Ice: Crime Stories by New England Writers - “…twenty-five of the most cleverly written and thought-provoking crime stories ever assembled in one collection,” Brenda Scott, Manchester Examiner “…the editors of this anthology have poured their energy into selecting the very best from the New England area, and they have succeeded, brilliantly.” Christine Zibas, Reviewing the EvidenceWhether it’. . .

Level Best Books - 2010-11-12

Best New England Crime Stories 2012: Dead Calm - “… the most original New England crime stories I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.” ~ Brenda Scott, Manchester Contemporary Literature Examiner, Examiner.com ~ “…each story in this collection is guaranteed to make readers smile by its sheer cleverness alone.” Christine Zibas. reviewingtheevidence.com New England’s most acclaimed, awar. . .

Level Best Books - 2011-11-11

Just Killing Time - Ruth’s beloved grandfather instilled in her a love of timepieces. Unfortunately after her grandmother died and he remarried, Ruth and Grandpa Thom became estranged. She’s wanted to reconnect after her recent divorce, but sadly they’ve run out of time. Her grandfather has been found dead after a break-in at his shop—and the police believe he was murdered.Now Ruth has been na. . .

Berkley Prime Crime - 2015-10-06

Best New England Crime Stories 2013: Blood Moon - Noir and nuanced   Hideous and hilarious       Happy, sad, and barking mad-Anything can happend under a Blood MoonLevel Best Books' tenth anthology presents thirty-one tales from New England's dark side written by the region's most acclaimed, award-winning authors, plus several exciting new voices.  

Level Best Books - 2012-11-09

Clock and Dagger - Ruth has three days to pull off four events—including the grand reopening of Cog & Sprocket, the clock shop she inherited from her grandfather—so she doesn’t have time for Beckett Green’s nonsense. The competitive owner of a new bookstore, Green seems determined to put other businesses out of business by also carrying their specialty items. He’s trying to steal Ru. . .

Berkley Prime Crime - 2016-08-02