In 1999 I left a decade long career as a CPA to pursue writing and never looked back.
In 2003, Quill & Quire described my first book, Amuse Bouche: A Russell Quant Mystery, as “…an effervescent first novel that is much like the tasty French hors d’oeuvres from which it takes its name”. I have written eight books in the Russell Quant mystery series.
I also wrote two thrillers following the adventures of man of action Adam Saint, a tough-as-nails, luxury loving, Disaster Recovery Agent. In 2016 I published my first stand-alone suspense novel, Set Free, with Kirkus Reviews saying: “The countless plot twists are exhilarating, with gasp-inducing drama and flatly startling story turns.”
My books have been nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards, Saskatchewan Book Awards, a ReLit award, Lambda Literary Awards, with Flight of Aquavit awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men’s Mystery, making me the first Canadian to win in that category.
I have toured extensively in both Canada and the United States. A great believer in community involvement, I have served on the boards of local, national and international organizations. I was recently inducted to my local university’s Wall of Honour and named my hometown city’s Citizen of the Year. When I'm not writing, I love to travel the world, collect art, walk my dogs and throw a good party.
Please visit me at www.anthonybidulka.com, Facebook, and Twitter (@abidulka).