CC Benison is the nom de plume of Doug Whiteway. His first book, Death at Buckingham Palace, won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel, and was followed by others in the “Her Majesty Investigates” series. He now has a devoted readership for his Father Christmas series, witty whodunits featuring one of the most unlikely detectives, Father Tom Christmas, the vicar of the English village of Thornford Regis. Twelve Drummers Drumming, the 2012 Manitoba Reads title, was followed by Eleven Pipers Piping (Doubleday Canada). Ten Lords A-Leaping will appear this December. Benison lives in Winnipeg.