as Camille Minichino
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 written more than 25 mystery novels.

The Periodic Table Mysteries, featuring retired physicist Gloria Lamerino,set in Revere, Massachusetts;

The Miniature Mysteries, featuring miniaturist Gerry Porter and her preteen granddaughter in a northern California town;

See a slideshow of Camille's miniatures.

The Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries, featuring a math professor in a small New England college;

The Postmistress Mysteries (as Jean Flowers), featuring Cassie Miller, postmistress in a western Massachusetts town;

The Alaskan Diner Mysteries (as Elizabeth Logan), featuring Charlotte "Charlie" Cooke, and her sleuthing crew in a fictitious Alaska town.

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.



In the summer of 1941, shipbuilder Joe Felice answers the call to join the war effort. He volunteers as an air raid warden in the newly created Office of Civilian Defense. Joe and his buddies patrol the streets of Dory Harbor, Massachusetts, during the mandated blackouts.
At the end of a midnight shift, Joe follows a sliver of light from inside the local barber shop, intending to issue a citation to the violator. Instead, he stumbles across the body of his friend and fellow warden, Frank Costello. Desperate to get justice for Frank, and clear his name, Joe persuades his college-student daughter to help him investigate.

Available now at Amazon.


Reasonable Books in Lafayette, California on September 16, 2023

Camille (upper right) with panelists (counterclockwise) Jo Mele, Claire Johnson, and Billie Hanson-Dupree; and authors Lyn Roberts, Nancy Kors, and Brian Shea.


It's 1965, and tough to stay conservative, even for a nun. When 28-year-old Sister Francesca leaves her small town convent in upstate New York to study theology at a large university in the Bronx, she expects to face demanding professors and challenging classes; she doesn't expect to become entangled in the controversies surrounding Vatican II. 

What she least expects is involvement in the mysterious death of her new Mother Superior. Was the old nun a victim of greedy neighborhood businessmen? Or was she simply in the way of unstoppable changes in the Church? As Sister Francesca investigates, she must come to terms with the changing world around her, a challenge to both her faith and her vows.

Available now at Amazon.


Bouchercon 2023, San Diego, CA:

Camille participated in the panel:
“Amateur Sleuths: When Your Main Character Shouldn’t be Involved in Real Life.”
Pictured are Christine Husom, Donna Andrews (behind Camille), Ted Blain, and Celeste Connally.


Thrillerfest, June 3, 2023 in New York City:

Camille participated in a panel discussion,
“Vile, Culpable, or Close to Home: True Crime as Inspiration.”


Low Down Dirty Vote Volume 3” was nominated for an Anthony Award for Best Anthology 2023, by Bouchercon 23. Camille’s story “Vote Early” is among the entries.
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The Miniature Mysteries have been re-released by Crossroad Press.
They are available here.


The Real Me blog is back! Read my blog at

Camille was featured in an article in Fordham Magazine, Spring/Summer 2020 issue. Read it here.


MOUSSE AND MURDER debuted on May 5, 2020.
The second in the series FISHING FOR TROUBLE was released on November 24, 2020.
The third, MURPHY'S SLAW was released June 1, 2021 Click on the cover to place an order.

“Elizabeth Logan” writes about Charlotte “Charlie” Cooke, owner of a diner in Elkview, Alaska. Though the town is small and doesn't exist, it has more than its share of murder and mayhem. Special appearances by moose, mousse, and murder.


The PROFESSOR SOPHIE KNOWLES mysteries (previously written as Ada Madison) feature a college math teacher at small New England campus. Sophie's crew includes her boyfriend and medevac helicopter pilot, Bruce Granville, and her best friend and bead-shop owner, Ariana Volens, plus a whole campus full of interesting faculty, students, and administrators to enrich—and sometimes endanger—Sophie's life.
As a bonus, each book in the series includes brainteasers and puzzles, along with their solutions, suitable for puzzle lovers at all levels.
This series has been released by Crossroad Press:



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Camille is one of the early adopters of the Internet and the World Wide Web to connect to readers of her mystery novels. Her website of August 8, 1998 can still be properly displayed today by all major browsers.
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Her appearances over the years are on the Archives pages of this site and can be viewed by choosing Events/Archives from the navigation bar at the top of this home page.
A scroll of all the books that Camille has written or contributed to can be viewed here