• Biography

    James Leck has worked as a high school teacher in Canada, Japan, and Kuwait. The Adventures of Jack Lime, and The Further Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press) are the first two books in a series of mysteries that will follow his teenage private eye, Jack Lime, as he solves mysteries in the fictional town of Iona. After Dark, his latest book, follows Charlie Harker as he arrives in the sleepy town of Rolling Hills just as his neighbours start turning into zombies... er, vampires... well, something strange. Currently, James lives in Dartmouth with his wife and two children.

     

    Publications
    • The Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press)
      The Further Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press)
      After Dark (Kids Can Press)

       

    Awards
    • The Further Adventures of Jack Lime:
      Shortlisted for the CCBC John Spray Mystery Award 2014
      
Shortlisted for The Diamond Willow Award 2014

      Ontario Library Association Best Bet book for 2013
      
Best Books of the Year for Children and Young Adults, Bank Street Children’s Book Committee 2013

      Best Books for Kids & Teens, Canadian Children’s Book Centre 2013

    • The Adventures of Jack Lime
      Shortlisted for The Hackmatack Children's Choice Award 2012
      
Shortlisted for The Manitoba Young Reader's Choice Award 2012

      Shortlisted for The Arthur Ellis Award for Best Juvenile Crime Book 2011
      
Selected by Booklist Magazine as one of the Top Ten Books for Youth and as one of the Top Ten Crime Fiction Books for Youth of 2010

       

    • After Dark
      Shortlisted for The Hackmatack Children's Choice Award 2017