Vicki Delany was born in Winnipeg, grew up in Ontario, and lived in South Africa for more than a decade. She studied history at Carleton University, and her background in history and living in Africa has informed her writing.
Her novels are set in British Columbia, the Yukon, and northern Ontario. Her recent novel, A Winter Kill, was a finalist for the 2013 Arthur Ellis Award.
- Gold Digger
- Gold Fever
- Gold Mountain
- Gold Web
- More Than Sorrow
- Scare the Light Away
- Burden of Memory
- In the Shadow of the Glacier
- Valley of the Lost
- Winter of Secrets
- Negative Image
- Among the Departed
- A Cold White Sun
- Under Cold Stone
- A Winter Kill
- Juba Good (coming in April 2014)
Klondike Mystery series
Fiona McGillivray, her son Angus, and a cast of characters are forging new lives in the rough-and-tumble milieu of the Yukon gold rush, as murder comes to the Klondike and the Mounties look for the perpetrators.
Standalone historical mysteries
Constable Molly Smith series
In a picturesque town surrounded by pristine British Columbia wilderness, Constable Molly Smith and Sergeant John Winters unravel mysteries and keep the peace.
Orca Rapid Reads
International Guest of Honour:
Michael Jecks wrote his first mystery novel based on the history of the Knights Templar in England in medieval times, using his native Devon as a setting. To date, there are 32 novels in the Knights Templar series. The latest, Templar’s Acre, a prequel to the series, was published in England in 2013 and will be published in paperback in Canada this year. He has started a second series set in the time of the Hundred Years War.
Michael served as president of the Crime Writers Association and currently works two days a week with writing students at Exeter University. He has been involved in creating the Aspara Writing Festival and was one of the Medieval Murderers, an on-going collaboration of several British historical mystery writers.
Knights Templar series
The Medieval Murderers collections
Master of Ceremonies: Melodie Campbell
Melodie Campbell has a business degree from Queen’s University, but is best known as a writer of humor, fantasy, and light mystery. She has over 200 published stories in magazines and other outlets, and has won several awards for short fiction.
- The Goddaughter
- The Goddaughter’s Revenge
- A Purse to Die For
- Rowena Through the Wall
- Rowena and the Dark Lord
- Rowena and the Viking Warlord
Standalone (by Melodie Campbell & Cynthia St. Pierre)
Rowena series (fantasy)
Melodie is also Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. She lives in the Greater Toronto Area.