Peter Kirby was born in Ireland and grew up in the hardscrabble neighbourhood of Brixton in South London. He came to Canada as a cook, went to university at night, and eventually became a lawyer. He now practises international law in one of Canada's largest law firms and has been recognized by The American Lawyer as one of Canada's leading 500 lawyers. His previous books are The Dead of Winter (2012) and Vigilante Season (2013).
Johanne Seymour worked as a screenwriter and a TV director before she started writing the Kate McDougall novels in 2015. In turn, the McDougall novels have been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best French crime novel, the Saint-Pacome Best Crime Novel, the Prix de la relève Archambault and the Grand Prix Archambault. Her adaptation for TV of Le cri du cerf, the first of the series, got the highest ranking ratings for an in-house production on a specialised channel. Homme Perdu, her seventh novel and the first instalment of a trilogy, has been hailed as “a series that will mark Quebec literature”. Rinzen, la beauté intérieure, is her latest publication. Johanne has also written four short stories, the last one being Journal of an Obsession in the collective Montreal Noir. She is now working on the third instalment of her Rinzen trilogy and is developing a TV miniseries based on the team of inspectors of the Rinzen novels. She is also the founder of Les Printemps meurtriers, a popular French crime festival in Knowlton for several years.
A graduate of McGill University in History and Law, Catherine McKenzie practices law in Montreal, where she was born and raised. An avid skier and runner, Catherine has published seven best-sellers which have been translated into numerous languages. Her latest novel, The Good Liar, was a Globe & Mail Bestseller and a Best Thriller of April 2018 for Goodreads. Catherine published her first novel, The Murder Game, writing as Julie Apple, in 2016, and had a short story included in MONTREAL NOIR in 2017. Her next novel, I’ll Never Tell, set in the Townships will be published April 2, 2019. Visit her online at catherinemckenzie.com
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