Victorian Canada provides the setting for Mel Bradshaw's first crime novel. Death in the Age of Steam was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award and won the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the Mystery category. His second historical mystery, Quarrel with the Foe, leaps ahead 70 years to the Roaring Twenties—while Victim Impact is a contemporary crime novel featuring biker gangs and courtroom drama in the Golden Horseshoe. Various journals have published Mel's short stories. He has also written on military history for The Canadian Forum.
Mel was born and grew up in Toronto, where he took his B.A. and was film editor of The Varsity. He holds a post-graduate degree in philosophy from Oxford University. A former English teacher, Mel now writes full-time.
Death in the Age of Steam. Toronto: RendezVous Press, 2004
Quarrel with the Foe. Toronto: RendezVous Press, 2005
Victim Impact. Toronto: RendezVous Press, 2008
Short crime fiction: “Horse and Snake” in Descant 53, Summer 1986 “The Nuremberg Code” in Queen's Quarterly 93/4, Winter 1986 “Weevil Mind” in Queen's Quarterly 96/2, Summer 1989
Publisher's profile: www.dundurn.com/authors/mel_bradshaw
Mel Bradshaw's photo by Brett Newsome
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