Camille Minichino

Camille received her Ph.D. in physics from Fordham University, New York City. She is currently on the faculty of Golden Gate University, San Francisco and teaches writing throughout the Bay Area. Camille is Past President and a member of NorCal Mystery Writers of America, NorCal Sisters in Crime, and the California Writers Club.
Camille has published over 20 novels and many short stories and nonfiction articles.
As Camille Minichino, she's published Periodic Table Mysteries, featuring retired physicist GLORIA LAMERINO.
As Margaret Grace, she writes the Miniature Mysteries, featuring miniaturist GERALDINE PORTER and her 11-year-old granddaughter, Maddie. The 8th in the series, MANHATTAN IN MINIATURE will be released in April 2015.
As Ada Madison, she's published the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries, featuring college professor SOPHIE KNOWLES.
As Jean Flowers, Camille is launching a new series, The Postmistress Mysteries. The first, DEATH TAKES PRIORITY, will debut in 2015.

A stand-alone, KILLER IN THE CLOISTER, is available on Kindle and CreateSpace.
The nonfiction book, HOW TO LIVE WITH AN ENGINEER, is available on Kindle and Createspace.




February 24 - 27
Left Coast Crime
Phoenix, AZ


Camille has contributed to an anthology of cozy mysteries,
HAPPY HOMICIDES 2, now available for pre-order.
Camille’s story is The Sodium Arrow, the 11th Periodic Table Mystery.
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A great audience for Sisters in Crime Showcase at Books, Inc. in San Francisco, November 7.
Camille introduced DEATH TAKES PRIORITY and read a short story, "Lorna" from the
SIX SCATTERED STORIES collection. Here Malena Ejumaily and Camille enjoy the mixer (top)
and Juliet Blackwell reads from the latest in her bestselling witch series.

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From Library Journal:
Leaving her job at the main Boston post office, Cassie Miller returns to her hometown in western Massachusetts to care for her dying aunt and to take the position of new postmistress of North Ashcot. After three months on the job, she is beginning to feel more comfortable. When the only eligible bachelor in town is arrested on suspicion of murder after their first date, Cassie just can’t resist investigating, especially when the sister of the victim (a high school beau) asks for her help. Cassie has to find the killer before she ends up in the dead letter office. VERDICT Flowers, a pseudonym for Camille Minichino (“Periodic Table Mysteries”) has created a very likable protagonist to head her latest series. Fans of small-town cozies will enjoy following Cassie’s efforts to build new relationships in her community. Who knew there were quite so many post office stories to tell? A fresh take on amateur crime solving.


Happy Homicides: Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries will be available for on most platforms for only 99 cents.
Price includes a FREE special bonus file with recipes and craft ideas.
Contributing authors include Joanna Campbell Slan, Neil Plakcy, Lois Winston, Annie Adams, Jenna Bennett, Nancy Warren, Sara Rosett, Camille Minichino, Nancy Jill Thames, Linda Gordon Hengerer, Joyce and Jim Lavene, and Teresa Trent.
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Camille and Ann Parker at ThrillerFest in NYC, July 2015.


Camille at the Edgars, 2015.

Camille visited bigandlittlecreations. See the interview here.

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  • Camille facilitates a MYSTERY READING GROUP, the first Tuesday of the month, at the CASTRO VALLEY, CA library, 6:30 to 8 PM. Click here for a schedule of readings.

  • Camille and Ann Parker facilitate a MYSTERY READING GROUP, the third Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM at Towne Center Bookstore in Pleasanton, CA. Click here for a schedule of readings.


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