Camille Minichino
Camille received her Ph.D. in physics from Fordham University, New York City. She is currently on the faculty of Golden Gate University, San Francisco and teaches writing throughout the Bay Area. Camille is Past President and a member of NorCal Mystery Writers of America, NorCal Sisters in Crime, and the California Writers Club.
Camille has published over 20 novels and many short stories and nonfiction articles.
As Camille Minichino, she's published Periodic Table Mysteries, featuring retired physicist GLORIA LAMERINO
As Margaret Grace, she writes the Miniature Mysteries, featuring miniaturist GERALDINE PORTER and her 11-year-old granddaughter, Maddie. The 8th in the series, MANHATTAN IN MINIATURE was released in April 2015.
As Ada Madison, she's published the Professor Sophie Knowles Mysteries, featuring college professor SOPHIE KNOWLES.
As Jean Flowers, Camille has launched a new series, The Postmistress Mysteries. The first, DEATH TAKES PRIORITY, debuted in 2015. The second, CANCELLED BY MURDER, is due in September 2016.

A stand-alone, KILLER IN THE CLOISTER, is available on Kindle and CreateSpace.
The nonfiction book, HOW TO LIVE WITH AN ENGINEER, is available on Kindle and Createspace.



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Camille joined dozens of other Castro Valley authors at the second
annual Book Fair, Saturday, May 21, at the Castro Valley Library.
See if you can spot the bullet casing in her jewelry.


Camille addressed a meeting of the Pleasant Hill-Martinez AAUW meeting on April 20.
What she learned: In 1920, the group, then known as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae
donated money to Marie Curie for the purchase of radium for her research.


Camille participated in a panel at Left Coast Crime, on the tropes of cozy mysteries.
At the end is panel moderator, Dru Ann Love.


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  • Camille facilitates a MYSTERY READING GROUP, the first Tuesday of the month, at the CASTRO VALLEY, CA library, 6:30 to 8 PM. Click here for a schedule of readings.

  • Camille and Ann Parker facilitate a MYSTERY READING GROUP, the third Tuesday of the month, at 7 PM at Towne Center Bookstore in Pleasanton, CA. Click here for a schedule of readings.


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