C.B. Forrest

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C.B. Forrest is a Canadian mystery writer, general fiction writer and poet.

The first novel in his mystery series featuring detective Charlie McKelvey is the critically acclaimed The Weight of Stones, shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best first novel. The second in the series, Slow Recoil, was released in fall 2010 by Dundurn Press.

His short fiction, The Lost Father, won an award in the Canadian Authors’ Association Short Story Contest in 2004. In 2001, his novella titled Coming To was adapted to the stage and showcased at the Factory Theatre during Toronto’s Summerworks festival.

His poetry has appeared in various publications, such as Contemporary Verse 2, Bloodlotus Journal, Bywords Quarterly Journal and Ascent Aspirations, and has earned praise from writers such as George Elliot Clarke and Stephen Reid. [1]"

Forrest is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Capital Crime Writers.

Personal life[edit]

Forrest began his career in journalism and now works in communications and marketing. In 1998, he studied under the author and poet B.W. Powe as a student of the Humber School for Writers.

He lives in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.

List of publications[edit]


  • Chasing Pace, 2005 (out of print)
  • The Weight of Stones, RendezVous Crime (Napoleon & Company) 2009 ISBN 978-1-894917-78-0


  • Coming To


  • White Out in Contemporary Verse 2
  • Bloodlotus Journal
  • Bywords Quarterly Journal
  • Post it Note for a Daughter in Ascent Aspirations


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External links[edit]

  • [10] Official C.B. Forrest Website
  • [11] C.B. Forrest bio on publisher Napoleon and Company website
  • [12] Mystery Author Bibliographies bio of C.B. Forrest