Bruce Barber is co-author (writing with Virgil Burnett, [1928-2012] as "Bevan Amberhill") of two mystery novels published by The Mercury Press (Toronto), The Bloody Man (1993) and The Running Girl (1996), and is sole author of the third book in the series, Downstage Dead (Pasdeloup Press, Stratford 2007). He is also author of one book of poetry, The Liquid Hour (Pasdeloup Press, Stratford 2007) His previously-bublished short fiction is now available as the ebook BLUES IN THE SHADOWS. He lives in Stratford, Ontario, is unmarried, and has no children or pets, nor is he currently harbouring any fugitives. He has worked at many jobs to support his narrative-habit, freelancing as a proofreader, editor, and web designer, and has toiled in the field of book, music, film, and theatre-oriented retail. He is and has for the last several years been employed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.