C.C. Benison is the nom de plume for Winnipeg writer Doug Whiteway. He has worked as a writer and editor for newspapers and magazines, as a book editor, and as a contributor to nonfiction works. He has been a recipient of a National Magazine Award, two Western Magazine Awards, and an Arthur Ellis Award for best first mystery novel.
A graduate of the University of Manitoba and Carleton University, he is the author of seven previous novels, including Twelve Drummers Drumming, Eleven Pipers Piping, and Ten Lords A-Leaping in his Father Christmas series, Death at Buckingham Palace, Death at Sandringham House, and Death at Windsor Castle in the Her Majesty Investigates series, which were also translated into three languages, and Death in Cold Type, a mystery set in Winnipeg.