About the Author

Frances Shelley Wees


Frances Shelley Wees (1902-1982) was born Frances Shelley Johnson in Gresham, Oregon, immigrating to Canada as a teenager. Wees worked as a schoolteacher in Saskatoon, and later attended the University of Alberta. Her first published novel, The Maestro Murders (1931), was followed by more nearly twenty others, primarily mysteries and romances. Wees lived most of her adult life in Ontario, moving to the West Coast the year before she died.

Rosemary Aubert is the award-winning author of the Ellis Portal mystery series. Her work is based on her experience as a criminologist. She lives in Toronto.