James Leck has worked as a high school teacher in Canada, Japan, and Kuwait. The Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press) is the first book in a series of mysteries that will follow his teenage private eye, Jack Lime, as he solves mysteries in the fictional town of Iona. The Adventures of Jack Lime was named as one of the Top Ten First Novels for Youth by Booklist Magazine and was on the shortlist for the Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards, the Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Awards, and the Arthur Ellis Best YA Crime Book Award for 2012. The Further Adventures of Jack Lime (Kids Can Press) is due to be released in the spring of 2013. Currently, James lives in Dartmouth with his wife and two children.