Coleen Steele, originally from Toronto, writes historical mystery and suspense fiction from her home in Bowmanville, Ontario. After studying British History and English at the University of Toronto, Coleen went on to develop a marketing and communications career with professional service firms before giving it up for a life of crime writing.
Coleen’s stories will transport you back in time, whether it’s to the war-time dancehalls of Southern Ontario, the eerie, cobbled wynds and closes of Victorian Edinburgh, or the quaint turn-of-the-century villages of the Scottish Highlands.
Death be Drammed, 2018 Crime Writers’ Association’s Debut Dagger – Longlisted
Sins Revisited, 2013 Unhanged Arthur Award for Best Unpublished First Crime Novel – Winner
“Rationed”, 2006 Imagination Theater’s Phil Harper Award for Best Radio Script – Winner
“The Knitting Circle”, 2006 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story – Shortlisted
“The Knitting Circle”, 2005 Bloody Words’ Bony Pete Best Short Story Contest – Winner
“Sunnyside”, 2005 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story – Shortlisted