C.C. Benison is the nom de plume of Douglas Whiteway, who was born sometime in the last century in Winnipeg, Canada, and was educated at the University of Manitoba and Carleton University, in Ottawa. He has worked as writer and editor for newspapers, including the Winnipeg Free Press, and for magazines, including Canada’s History (formerly The Beaver). He also contributes to nonfiction books as a writer and edits both fiction and nonfiction.
He began writing crime fiction in the mid-1990s with Death At Buckingham Palace, which was published by Bantam books and won, in 1997, the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel from the Crime Writers of Canada. Since then, with gaps in between to work on other projects, he has published seven more crime novels, including Twelve Drummers Drumming, Death in Cold Type, and Paul is Dead.