maureen martineau


Maureen Martineau has worked as an actress, director, and author at Théâtre Parminou. Her expertise in social art led to a collaboration in Central America and India with the NGO One Drop. She published her first detective novel in 2012, Le jeu de l’ogre, for which she won the prize for excellence from the CALQ. In 2014, L’enfant promis won the Arthur-Ellis award for the best French Canadian detective novel. In 2015, Une église pour les oiseaux was the inaugural publication for Héliotrope’s new series of thrillers, shortly followed by Zec La Croche.

Both novels have been edited at L’aube noire, in France. And at VLB Éditeur , the author published L’activistele jour des morts, La ville allumette and Les enfants de Godmann, the fifth instalment in the Inspector Detective Judith Allison series, granted by the CALQ, with the important prize Artiste de l’année 2023 Centre-du-Québec. Her short stories appear in Criminelles a collection in collaboration with Ariane Gélinas, published by Alire, and also in Noir Montréal, published by Saint-Jean Éditeur.

For the last three years, Maureen Martineau has been working as a screenwriter for television projects produced by Version 10. Detective Surprenant, a detective series that she signs with Marie-Ève Bourassa, is broadcasted since December 2023 on TVA.