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Linwood Barclay was born in the United States, but just as he was turning four, his parents moved to Canada, He got is first newspaper job at the Peterborough Examiner. In 1981, he joined the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest circulation newspaper. For twelve years he held a variety of editing positions, then became the paper’s humour columnist in 1993. A few thousand columns later, he retired from the paper in 2008 to write books full-time.

Linwood and his wife Neetha have been married more than thirty years, and have two children, Spencer and Paige.

Major works include:

  • No Time for Goodbye (2007)
  • Too close to Home (2008)
  • Fear the Worst (2009)
  • Never Look Away (2010)
  • The Accident (2011)
  • Clouded Vision (2011)
  • Last Resort: A Memoir
  • Mike Harris Made Me Eat My Dog
  • Father Knows Zilch: A guide for dumbfounded dads
  • This house is nuts!

Notable awards

  • Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada
  • Voted the Richard and Judy Best Summer Read in the UK
  • Nominated: Shamus Award for Best Original P.I. Paperback (2008)
  • Nominated: Barry Award for Best Thriller (2008)