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, The Last Confession; and Shakespeare’s Rebel. Humphreys is also the author of five books for young adults: The Runestone Saga (3 books), The Hunt of the Unicorn and The Hunt of the Dragon. His books have been translated into more than twelve languages. His novel 2014 Plague won Canada’s Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in Canada. The sequel, Fire, was released in 2016.

From my website

C.C. Humphreys’ keynote poem at When Words Collide #wwcyyc17

Hello Members of the Tribe! Several of you have asked for a transcript of the poem/doggerel I spouted at the keynotes yesterday. Here ’tis: We are the genre novelists, fiction is our game, We do not write for fortunes, we … Continue reading →

Shakespeare Goes Electric: The adventures of two old thespians in the Gulf Islands

It began with a phone conversation with my old mate, Neil Dickson. He in LA, me on Salt Spring Island. We’d appeared in a 1985 mini series together: AD-Anno Domini, a Biblical-Roman epic. Stayed friends and saw each other over … Continue reading →

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