Misri DetectiveandtheSpy

Angela Misri, The Detective and the Spy, Cormorant Book

Hunted by MI6 and robbed of her abilities, Portia Adams must find the bomber before London, and her reputation, are ash.

PenzSheluk MarketvilleSet

Judy Penz Sheluk, The Marketville Mystery Series: Books 1-3, Superior Shores Press

The first three books in the bestselling Marketville Mystery series, now available in one collection.

Martin PerfectStorm

Mike Martin, Perfect Storm, Ottawa Press and Publishing

Food, fun and adventure on Canada's east cost. And a few murders to solve. Cool, clean and Canadian.

Delany DyinginaWinterWonderland

Vicki Delany, Dying in a Winter Wonderland, Berkley

The fifth installment of the charming cozy mystery series by national bestselling author Vicki Delany.

Kent LostTown

Winona Kent, Lost Time, Blue Devil Books

Sixteen-year old Pippa Gladstone vanished while on holiday with her parents in Spain in 1974. Forty years later, a new photo shows her very much alive at the Wiltshire Folk Festival.

Bolton BostonScream

Ginger Bolton, Boston Scream Murder, Kensington Publishing Corp.

Halloween--the perfect season for Deputy Donut owner Emily Westhill to unmask a killer.

Cushing YourTaxisHere

Raymond Cushing, Your Taxi Is Here, Independent

‘Not Criminally Responsible’ doesn’t mean ‘Not Dangerous’

Burke SeventhShot

Burke, Ann, The Seventh Shot, Latitude 46

The Seventh Shot is a recounting of two grisly Ontario murders some thirty years on and the remarkable search for the killer.

Ireland MrsClausandtheSantaSlayings

Liz Ireland, Mrs. Claus and the Santaland Slayings, Kensington Books

April Claus’s first Christmas in Santaland might be her last—unless she unmasks a villain with a killer Christmas wish. . .

Batten RossMackay

Jack Batten, Ross Mackay, The Saga of a Brilliant Criminal Lawyer, Durvile & UpRoute Books

Criminal defence lawyer Ross Mackay defended accused murderers in the most horrendous circumstances.

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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