donalee's books


A historical mystery based on the true story of Marie-Joseph Angélique — an enslaved Black woman accused of arson in 1734 Montreal. Less than 24 hours after the fire began, she was sitting in a prison cell charged with setting the fire that destroyed 46 buildings in the downtown merchant's quarters.

Hung Out To Die

A mystery novel based in Nova Scotia that introduces new, reluctant crime fighter Riel Brava. CEO of the Canadian Cannabis Corporation. Attractive. Razor-sharp. Ambitious. And something else. Riel just wants to be left alone to do his job. But little things like murder keep getting in his way.

The Thong Principle

The Thong Principle has little to do with beachwear and everything to do with effective communication. It’s about ensuring messages are successful for the sender – and the receiver. It will draw you in and keep you reading with helpful exercises, real-world examples, and humour.

Conflagration! is a finalist in the 2024 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense.

The Thong Principle won first place in the Spring 2023 Bookfest Awards in the nonfiction, business, communication category.

Co-authored with Clare O'Connor, Celebrity Court Cases discusses the trials of O.J. Simpson, Robert Blake, Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson, Bill Clinton, and Winona Ryder as well as the media focus on celebrities in court.

Celebrity Court Cases: Trials of the Rich and Famous