Cathy Ace was born, raised, and educated in Wales, then migrated to Canada aged 40. Having traveled the world (for business and pleasure) for decades, Cathy put her knowledge of the cultures, history, art, and food she encountered to good use in the Cait Morgan Mysteries – a series of traditional whodunits featuring a globetrotting Welsh Canadian professor of criminal psychology. These books have been optioned by Free@LastTV (Agatha Raisin).
Ace also writes the #1 amazon bestselling cosy WISE Enquiries Agency Mysteries, featuring four female PIs (one is Welsh, one Irish, one Scottish, one English). They tackle quirky, quintessentially British cases from a Welsh stately home in the rolling countryside of the Wye Valley.
Her standalone tale of psychological suspense, The Wrong Boy, also became an amazon #1 bestseller, and is due to become a bilingual TV mini series.
Cathy lives on five rural acres in British Columbia, where her ever-supportive husband ensures she’s able to work full-time as an author, and enjoy her other great passion – gardening. She’s been shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award three times in four years, winning in 2015, has won an IPPY Award, and was shortlisted for an IBA Award and an Arthur Ellis Award. Cathy was Chair of Crime Writers of Canada from 2016-2018.
2015 Winner of the Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery for Cait Morgan Mystery No. 4, The Corpse with the Platinum Hair
2017 Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Award for Best Short Story for Steve’s Story in The Whole She-Bang 3 (Sisters in Crime); shortlisted for Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery for Cait Morgan Mystery No. 7, The Corpse with the Garnet Face
2018 Shortlisted for the Bony Blithe Award for Best Canadian Light Mystery for The WISE Enquiries Agency Mystery No. 4, The Case of the Unsuitable Suitor
2019 Winner IPPY Bronze Medal (e-book, regional fiction); Finalist in Suspense & Thriller category, International Book Awards for The Wrong Boy.
Books by Cathy Ace
- The Corpse with the Silver Tongue
- The Corpse with the Golden Nose
- The Corpse with the Emerald Thumb
- The Corpse with the Platinum Hair
- The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes
- The Case of the Dotty Dowager
- The Corpse with the Diamond Hand
- The Case of the Missing Morris Dancer
- The Corpse with the Garnet Face
- The Corpse with the Ruby Lips
- The Case of the Curious Cook
- The Case of the Unsuitable Suitor
- Murder Keeps No Calendar
- Murder Knows No Season
- The Wrong Boy
- The Corpse with the Crystal Skull
- The Corpse with the Iron Will
- The Corpse with the Granite Heart