Poulsen LastSongSung

David A. Poulsen, Last Song Sung, Dundurn Press

A fifty-year old cold case sends Cullen and Cobb on a search for an abducted sixties folk-singer—and the music turns deadly.

Whishaw ItBeginInBetrayal

Iona Whishaw, It Begins in Betrayal, TouchWood Editions

Darling has been charged with murder and faces the hangman in London. Lane returns to England to save the man she loves.

Finlay RemoteAccess

Barry Finlay, Remote Access, Keep On Climbing Publishing

Will satisfy readers who have even a casual interest in tonight's news and who love page-turning suspense.

Greenaway Creep

R.M. Greenaway, Creep, Dundurn Press

As Halloween approaches, somebody is lurking in fun-fur and scaring the wits out of the locals. But is he, she, or it, also responsible for the mangled corpse.

Toews GiveOutCreek

J.G. Toews, Give Out Creek, Mosaic Press

The story of a woman who must confront her worst fear to solve two murders while she struggles to keep her family together.

Shortell CelticKnot

Ann Shortell, Celtic Knot, FriesenPress

Ottawa 1868: A hero shot, a rebel hanged, and three others die before young Irish maid Clara Swift untangles the Celtic Knot.

Guidoccio DifferentKindofReunion

Joanne Guidoccio, A Different Kind of Reunion, The Wild Rose Press

One lost email could cost a life.

Arnold SecretLostPharaoh

Carolyn Arnold, The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh, Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.

Archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his friends set off for Egypt when a recent dig hints at the discovery of a legnedary treasure.

Wallace DowntheAisle

Auralee Wallace, Down the Aisle with Murder, St. Martin's Paperbacks

First comes love. Then comes. . .murder?

Dickinson WhiteRibbonMan

Mary Lou Dickinson, The White Ribbon Man, Inanna Publications

A woman’s body is found in the basement toilet of a downtown Toronto church.

Violini ClueTrail

Juanita Rose Violini, Clue Trail: From Whodunnit to Solution, Mystery Factory

Clue Trail, based on the Mystery Bones method, is a 'How-To' create clues, beat writers block and stop re-writing book.

Freeland MurderinGreenwichVillage

Liz Freeland, Murder in Greenwich Village, Kensington

In 1913 Manhattan, a sharp-witted young publishing secretary discovers she has a talent for investigating murder...

Duncan MarmaladeMurders

Elizabeth J. Duncan, The Marmalade Murders, St Martin's Press

Orange is the new dead.

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Campbell, Melodie

campbell-author-400Melodie Campbell

Billed as Canada's "Queen of Comedy" (Jan. 5 2014) Melodie Campbell achieved a personal best when Library Journal compared her to Janet Evanovich.

Winner of ten awards, including the 2014 Derringer for the mob comedy The Goddaughter’s Revenge (Orca Books,) Melodie has over 200 publications, including 100 comedy credits, 40 short stories, and seven novels.

Melodie got her start writing stand-up. In 1999, she opened the Canadian Humour Conference.

Her short fiction has appeared in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Star Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, ComputorEdge (San Diego), and many more. Additional publishing credits include Canadian Living Magazine, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, and The Hamilton Spectator. 

Melodie teaches Crafting a Novel 1 and 2 at Sheridan College in Oakville.   She is the Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada.

 

Awards:

  • The 2014 DERRINGER (2014), for The Goddaughter's Revenge
  • Winner, 2014 Arthur Ellis Award, for The Goddaughter's Revenge
  • First Prize, 2014 YMM National Short Story Contest, "Hook, Line and Sinker"
  • Finalist for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award, "Life Without George"
  • Finalist for the 2012 Arthur Ellis Award, "The Perfect Mark"
  • Finalist for the 2012 Derringer Award, "The Perfect Mark"
  • 2nd Prize,  2012 Arts Hamilton award for short fiction, "Life Without George"
  • First Prize, 2011 Holiday Short Story Contest competition (EU) "Blue Satin and Love"
  • First Prize, Scribe's Digest short fiction competiition, "Blue Satin and Love"
  • Third Prize, 2011 Bony Pete short story contest, "The Perfect Mark"
  • Finalist for the 2009 Arts Hamilton award for short fiction,  "Santa Baby"
  • Third Prize, 2006 Bony Pete short story contest, "School for Burglars"
  • First Prize - Murder Mayhem and the Macabre Short Story Contest, City of Mississauga, 1991
  • Third Prize, 1989 Canadian Living Magazine Romance Story Contest

 

Website & Blog: www.melodiecampbell.com

Contact:

Speakers Bureau: Melodie is available to speak to your writing group or to lead writing workshops. Her specialties are short stories, dialogue, plot problems and humour.

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