Guests of Honour

Vicki DelanyMichael JecksMelodie Campbell

Vicki Delany

Canadian Guest of Honour: Vicki Delany

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.


    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.

  • Gold Digger
  • Gold Fever
  • Gold Mountain
  • Gold Web
  • Standalone historical mysteries

  • More Than Sorrow
  • Scare the Light Away
  • Burden of Memory
  • 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.

  • 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
  • Orca Rapid Reads

  • A Winter Kill
  • Juba Good (coming in April 2014)


Michael Jecks

International Guest of Honour: Michael Jecks

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 Last Templar
  • The Merchant’s Partner
  • A Moorland Hanging
  • The Crediton Killings
  • The Abbot’s Gibbet
  • The Leper’s Return
  • Squire Throwleigh’s Heir
  • Belladonna at Belstone
  • The Traitor of St. Giles
  • The Boy-Bishop’s Glovemaker
  • The Tournament of Blood
  • The Sticklepath Strangler
  • The Devil’s Acolyte
  • The Mad Monk of Gidleigh
  • The Templar’s Penance
  • The Outlaws of Ennor
  • The Tolls of Death
  • The Chapel of Bones
  • The Butcher of St. Peter’s
  • A Friar’s Bloodfeud
  • The Death Ship of Dartmouth
  • The Malice of Unnatural Death
  • Dispensation of Death
  • The Templar, the Queen, and Her Lover
  • The Prophecy of Death
  • King of Thieves
  • No Law in the Land
  • The Bishop Must Die
  • The Oath
  • King’s Gold
  • City of Fiends
  • Templar’s Acre (prequel to the series)
  • The Medieval Murderers collections

  • The Tainted Relic
  • Sword of Shame
  • House of Shadows
  • The Lost Prophecies
  • King Arthur’s Bones
  • The Sacred Stone (other deadlines kept Michael from contributing to this book)
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    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.


      Goddaughter series

    • The Goddaughter
    • The Goddaughter’s Revenge
    • Standalone (by Melodie Campbell & Cynthia St. Pierre)

    • A Purse to Die For
    • Rowena series (fantasy)

    • Rowena Through the Wall
    • Rowena and the Dark Lord
    • Rowena and the Viking Warlord

    Melodie is also Executive Director of Crime Writers of Canada. She lives in the Greater Toronto Area.