Therese GreenwoodTherese Greenwood

Kingston, Ontario, writer Therese Greenwood grew up on Wolfe Island, the largest of the Thousand Islands, where her family has lived since 1812. The region forms the backdrop for her historical crime fiction, two stories of which have been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story.

Therese is co-founder of the annual Wolfe Island Scene of the Crime Festival. (Canada's first crime writer, Grant Allen, was born on the Island in 1848. Allen went on to invent a popular plot conceit—the thief-hero—two years ahead of E.W. Hornung and Raffles, and he was a good friend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.)

Since 2003, Therese has been co-editor of the Osprey Summer Mystery Festival, a short story series featuring Ontario crime writers in 21 daily newspapers across the province. The series has inspired an anthology by The Ginger Press, scheduled for publication in summer 2007. She is also the co-editor of Dead in the Water, a collection of Canadian crime fiction published in 2006 by Rendezvous Press.

Selected Bibliography:

“Dead Man’s Shoes,” Locked Up, Deadlock Press, Spring 2007
“One Horse Open Sleigh,” Kingston Whig-Standard, December 2006
“Kingston Confidential,” Osprey Media Group, July 2006
“The Three Wisenheimers,” Kingston Whig-Standard, December 2005
“A Little Bit Easy,” When Boomers Go Bad, Rendezvous Press, Summer 2005
“Attack the Queen,” Osprey Media Group, July 2005
“The Last of the Wallaces,” Kingston Life, Winter 2004
“Radio Free Santa,” Kingston Whig-Standard, December 2004
"A Minor Rebellion," Osprey Media Group, July 2004
"A Way with Horses," Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Sept-Oct 2004
"Dr. Spankie's Car," Osprey Media Group, 2003
"Good Thieves," Kingston Whig-Standard, 2002
"Sister Companion," Over The Edge, Crime Writers of Canada, 2000
"Grudge Match," Fit to Die, Ladies Killing Circle, 2001
"Holding Down the Fort" in Cottage Country Killers, General Store Publishing, 1997

Shortlisted, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, 2000, for "Fair Lady" in Menopause Is Murder, General Store Publishing.
Shortlisted, Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story, 2004, for “A Christmas Bauble" in the Kingston Whig-Standard, December 2003. This story has been reprinted in Blood on the Holly, Baskerville Books (September 2007).
Winner, Bony Pete Best Short Story Contest, Bloody Words 2000, for "A Jury of Her Peers." The story has been reprinted several times, including a Russian translation appearing in the November 2007 all-Canadian edition of Inostrannaya Literatura (Foreign Literature), published by Inostranka of Moscow.


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