Jorja Knight

Created by Alice Bienia

Can you sing the young woman blues?

Putting a knife attack by a crazy coworker at Global Analytix and her job as a lab rat in their Forensics department in her rearview, Calgary’s JORJA KNIGHT has come up with a brand new plan. She’s rebooting her life, beginning with hanging out a shingle as a solo private investigator. She’s got it all mapped out– she has an eighth floor apartment near Calgary’s Glenmore Park that’s livable, a Honda Civic that (mostly) runs, a vision board, and yoga and pizza to keep her balanced. She’s even thinking about getting a cat. At least that’s the plan, in her debut novel, Knight Blind (2020).

But God must have been listening, because He gets a big chuckle out of saddling her, right off the bat,  with a nasty case involving a Holocaust survivor’s missing nephew (long thought dead), blackmail, corruption, family secrets, lies and murders, both promised and done.


Canadian writer Alice Bienia (Yay, team!) is a member of Sisters in Crime, Crime Writers of Canada, and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. When not plotting a murder, Alice amuses herself watching foreign flicks (ie: American movies) and exploring Calgary’s many urban parks and pathways. Her debut novel, Knight Blind, was a 2016 Unhanged Arthur Ellis Award finalist.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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