Claude Bouchard


I was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where I still live with my spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a former life, I completed my studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms for countless years. From there, considering my extensive background in human resources and finance, it was a logical leap in my career path to stay home and write crime thrillers.

My first stab at writing was actually in 1995, the result being my first novel, Vigilante. Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing a stand-alone, five other thrillers have joined the Vigilante series. I also penned Something's Cooking, a faux-erotica parody and cookbook under the pseudonyms Réal E. Hotte and Dasha Sugah. I have to say, I?m enjoying this writing gig.

Other interests besides writing and subtly persuading people to buy my books include reading, making noise with my six guitars, painting (oil and watercolour), cooking (year round though I love the grill in the summer), traveling and planning to work out soon. I've also been known to sleep on occasion.

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Duo # 4 - Femme Fatale/Thirteen to None
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 91,020. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The seventh and eighth installments of the Vigilante Series, Femme Fatale and Thirteen to None in one volume.
Thirteen to None
Series: Vigilante, Book 8. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 43,760. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Book 8 of the VIGILANTE Series Modern day outlaw, Butch Kincaid, and his crew of twelve invade a home in Knowlton, Quebec, their goal, an orgy of terror, destruction and murder. Little do they know, their selected target is the home of Chris Barry...
Duo #3 - 6 Hours 42 Minutes/Discreet Activities
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,720. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The fifth and sixth installments of the Vigilante Series, 6 Hours 42 Minutes and Discreet Activities in one volume.
Duo #2 - Mind Games/The Homeless Killer
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 115,930. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The third and fourth installments of the Vigilante Series, Mind Games and The Homeless Killer in one volume.
Duo #1 - Vigilante/The Consultant
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,280. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The first two installments of the Vigilante Series, Vigilante and The Consultant in one volume.
Femme Fatale
Series: Vigilante, Book 7. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 48,340. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Less than two years earlier, clandestine operative, Leslie Robb, had lost her life-partner during a bank heist. Now, Leslie has a new partner in life, Dominique Petit, who suggests Leslie visit Paris with her while she is there on business. Less than twenty-four hours after Leslie arrives, Dominique and her sister, Corinne, disappear, turning Leslie's vacation into a trip of justice and revenge...
Discreet Activities
Series: Vigilante, Book 6. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 69,310. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A budding terrorist organization, the 'Army for Islam' or AFI, is suspected of planning an attack, its target unknown. After two of the 'Discreet Activities' team members die violently in an AFI related suicide-bombing, the job becomes getting revenge on those responsible for this Holy War…
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 61,060. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Doctor Matthew Russell has always put his professional responsibilities ahead of all else. That is, until he one day realizes that he is losing his family. Russell takes an adventure-filled, impromptu vacation of indefinite duration, leaving all else behind and stopping at nothing to show how much he cares for his loved ones in an effort to win them back. But, will he succeed?
6 Hours 42 Minutes
Series: Vigilante, Book 5. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 55,640. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
They had never been involved in a bank heist before but they were sure that nothing could go wrong... How could they know that Chris Barry was visiting the bank that morning?
The Homeless Killer
Series: Vigilante, Book 4. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 56,910. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Ten years later, Captain Dave McCall and Chris Barry are back in this fast-paced thriller as they try to track down The Homeless Killer, a man who has taken it upon himself to rid the city of all variety of street people in no uncertain terms.
Mind Games
Series: Vigilante, Book 3. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 60,110. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(2.00 from 1 review)
A string of sex slayings plagues Montreal and has Captain Dave McCall and his team in a frustrated frenzy as they try to bring an end to the vicious butchery. Assisted officially by noted psychiatrist, Doctor Samuel Bowman and unofficially by his close friend, millionaire, Chris Barry, McCall works his way towards the truth, unaware that they are heading deeper into the core of deadly Mind Games.
The Consultant
Series: Vigilante, Book 2. Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 58,750. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
WARNING: Do not read this book until you have read 'Vigilante'. Consider yourself warned!! Murderers, drug lords, biker gangs, kidnappers... None stand a chance against... The Consultant.
Series: Vigilante, Book 1. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 64,610. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
With sixteen unsolved murders on his desk, and the only lead, an email from the killer himself, Montreal’s Lieutenant Dave McCall calls on the services of Chris Barry, computer guru and industry executive, for help. As murders and emails continue to climb, the two men join forces in bringing the killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail in the end? Theirs, or the Vigilante's?

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  • A Girl Like You on March 06, 2011

    I just finished reading "A Girl Like You" and what can I say besides "Locke hasn't lost the touch one iota!" I've read all of John's novels to date and this most recent Donovan Creed is just as captivating, quirky and hilarious as all of its predecessors. I'm proud to call John a friend and damned happy that he's chosen to share his works with us.