About me

Merrilee Robson -Author photoWhen I was still a student, I was lucky enough to have the chance to form a non-profit housing co-operative with my neighbours. The ten years I lived there, and time spent as a volunteer and employee in the housing co-operative sector, showed me what a difference safe, affordable housing can make in people’s lives.

That is the basis of my novel, Murder is Uncooperative, and the sequel I am working on now.

My mystery short stories have appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, The People’s Friend, Mystery Weekly, Over My Dead Body, Mysteryrat’s Maze podcast, and a number of anthologies.

I have recently completed a historical mystery, entitled Summer Smoke.  An early version of this was a finalist in the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence, sponsored by the Florida Chapter of Mystery Writers of America. It is a finalist for the Killer Nashville Claymore Award 2019.

I am a former director of Crime Writers of Canada, and the current vice president of Sisters in Crime – Canada West. I’m also a member of the Short Mystery Fiction Society.

I have served over two years as a member of the Vancouver Police Board, which provides civilian oversight to the police department.

I live in Vancouver, with my husband and two very pampered cats. My house is over a hundred years old and was first owned by a police officer.