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 RĂ©al 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 #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.
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
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
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?

Smashwords book reviews by Claude Bouchard

  • 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.