In 1999 Anthony Bidulka, BA, BEd, BComm, CPA left a decade long professional accounting career—more exciting than it sounds—to pursue writing and never looked back.
In 2003, Quill & Quire described Bidulka’s first book, Amuse Bouche: A Russell Quant Mystery, as …an effervescent first novel that is much like the tasty French hors d’oeuvres from which it takes its name, earning Bidulka a nomination for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award.
In addition to his long-running Quant mystery series, Bidulka wrote two books following the adventures of man of action Adam Saint, a tough-as-nails, luxury loving, Disaster Recovery Agent. In 2016 Bidulka published his first stand-alone suspense novel, Set Free, with Kirkus Reviews saying: The countless plot twists are exhilarating, with gasp-inducing drama and flatly startling story turns.
Bidulka’s books have been nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards, Saskatchewan Book Awards, a ReLit award, Lambda Literary Awards, with Flight of Aquavit awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men’s Mystery, making Bidulka the first Canadian to win in that category.
A great believer in community involvement, Anthony has been on the boards of local, national and international organizations. He was recently inducted to his local university’s Wall of Honour and named his home city’s Citizen of the Year. When he isn’t writing, Bidulka loves to travel the world, collect art, walk his dogs and throw a good party.