Bill Cameron (mystery author)

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Bill Cameron
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Born (1963-11-19) November 19, 1963 (age 55)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Genremystery, crime fiction, thriller, suspense

Bill (William H.) Cameron (born 19 November 1963, Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American author.

Publishing History[edit]

Bill Cameron's first novel, Lost Dog (2007), was a Left Coast Crime Rocky Award nominee[1] and a finalist for the 2008 Spotted Owl Award for best mystery in the Pacific Northwest.[2]

His second novel, Chasing Smoke (2008), received a starred review from Library Journal[3] and was a finalist for the 2009 Spotted Owl Award.[4] It was also an IndieBound Notable Next for January 2009.[5]

Cameron's third novel, Day One, was published by Tyrus Books in 2010,[6] and features the return of his series character, Skin Kadash. Day One was a finalist for the 2011 Spotted Owl Award[7] and was included in the Best of 2010 list by the Portland Mercury.[8]

His fourth novel, County Line was published by Tyrus Books/F+W Crime in June 2011.[9] County Line received a starred review from Publishers Weekly.[10] County Line was named a Favorite of 2011 by the Portland, Oregon mystery bookstore Murder by the Book.[11] In March 2012, County Line was named the winner of the 2012 Spotted Owl Award for Best Northwest Mystery.[12]

Cameron's short story, 'The Princess of Felony Flats,' from the 2010 anthology First Thrills edited by Lee Child was nominated for the CWA Short Story Dagger, an award given annually by the UK-based Crime Writers Association.[13]

His young adult mystery, Property of the State, was named a 'Best Book of 2016: Teen' by Kirkus Reviews.[14]

He currently lives in Eugene, Oregon.


  • 2007 - Lost Dog (Midnight Ink, 2007; ISBN 978-0-7387-0966-6)
  • 2008 - Chasing Smoke (Bleak House Books, 2008; ISBN 978-1-60648-019-9)
  • 2010 - Day One (Tyrus Books, 2010; ISBN 978-1-935562-08-5)
  • 2011 - County Line (Tyrus Books, 2011: ISBN 978-1-935562-52-8)
  • 2016 - Property of the State (Poisoned Pen Press, 2016: ISBN 978-1-929345229)[15]
Short stories


  1. ^ "Left Coast Crime 2008 - Denver, Colorado - Murder on the Rocks!". Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  2. ^ "Awards". Friends of Mystery. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  3. ^ "Mystery". Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  4. ^ "Awards". Friends of Mystery. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  5. ^ "Indie Next List". IndieBound. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  6. ^ "Day One | Tyrus Books". Retrieved 2014-06-17.
  7. ^ "Awards". Friends of Mystery. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  8. ^ Lannamann, Ned. "Franzen-Free Zone | Books". Portland Mercury. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  9. ^ "County Line | F+W Crime". Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  10. ^
  11. ^ "Favorite Paperbacks of 2011 - MURDER BY THE BOOK". 2011-12-01. Archived from the original on 2012-10-16. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  12. ^ "Announces 2012 Spotted Owl Award". Friends of Mystery. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  13. ^ "Phil Lovesey wins the 2011 CWA Short Story Dagger". Archived from the original on 2012-11-24. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
  14. ^ "PROPERTY OF THE STATE by Bill Cameron".
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-08-30. Retrieved 2016-09-13.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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