C. C. Humphreys

About me

Chris (C.C.) Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in the United Kingdom. He has acted all over the world and appeared on stages ranging from London’s West End to Hollywood’s Twentieth Century Fox. Humphreys began his writing career as a playwright with plays produced in London, Vancouver and Calgary. Humphreys’ novels include The French Executioner, runner up for the CWA Steel Dagger for Thrillers 2002, optioned for the screen. The Jack Absolute Trilogy about the James Bond of the 1770s—Jack Absolute, The Blooding of Jack Absolute and Absolute Honour. Vlad and Shakespeare’s Rebel. Humphreys is also the author of four books for young adults: The Runestone Saga (3 books) and The Hunt of the Unicorn. His books have been translated into more than ten languages. His new novel Plague is out in the UK and Canada in July 2014. Fire, Humphreys’ upcoming novel about the Great Fire of London, will be released in 2015.

From my website

TOUCHSTONE TUESDAY: The Shepherd’s Crook

Welcome again to ‘Touchstone Tuesday’. When I started writing this series, I thought it was a useful way of focusing on task: to blog consistently. All advice manuals tell you that regularity is the key. Yet in sitting down and … Continue reading →


In which the author rambles on about the objects – touchstones  – that surround him in his writing hut. Of the many touchstones I will write about on TOUCHSTONE TUESDAYS this one would definitely make Top Five in ‘Things I … Continue reading →

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