Chris (C.C.) Humphreys has played Hamlet in Calgary, a gladiator in Tunisia, and a dead immortal in Highlander; he’s waltzed in London’s West End, conned the landlord of the Rovers Return in Coronation Street, commanded a starfleet in Andromeda, and voiced Salem the cat in the original Sabrina.
A playwright, his plays have been produced in Calgary, Vancouver and London. He has published 21 novels including The French Executioner; The Runestone Saga; The Jack Absolute Trilogy; Vlad – The Last Confession; A Place Called Armageddon; and Shakespeare’s Rebel. His novel Plague won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel in Canada in 2015. Its sequel Fire was a Canadian Bestseller, as was Chasing the Wind, about 1930's aviatrix Roxy Lowen.
Chris is also an incredibly busy audiobook narrator. And he was the Fall Writer in Residence at the Vancouver Public Library 2021
He is now writing epic fantasy with the Immortals’ Blood Trilogy, for Gollancz UK. Book One, Smoke in the Glass, was published in 2019, Book Two: The Coming of the Dark in 2020 and the epic conclusion, The Wars of Gods and Men, is out Spring 2022. He has just published The Tapestry Trilogy set around - and through - the fabulous medieval Unicorn Tapestries in New York's Cloisters museum. The Hunt of the Unicorn begins that saga.
His latest modern novel is quite the departure: ONE LONDON DAY is a present day thriller, a modern Noir.
BREAKING NEWS... RE-RELEASED: both the Jack Absolute Series and the 20th Anniversary edition of The French Executioner
Chris has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. He wears a unicorn signet ring and always wondered why. The Hunt of the Unicorn begins to answer that question. He lives on a small forested island in British Columbia by day, and travels the world by nigh!