Jeni Mayer

Jeni Mayer was born and raised in Coleville, Saskatchewan, and she attended high school in Kindersley before moving to Turtleford. Here she had various jobs, such as working as an aide in a neonatal intensive care unit and as an interior decorator, but writing has been a major factor in her life since she was twelve. Jeni's stories have been widely published, and her Mayer Mystery Series is a popular success; these books include The Mystery of the Turtle Lake Monster (Thistledown, 1990), The Mystery of the Missing Will (Thistledown, 1992), and Suspicion Island (Thistledown, 1993) which was shortlisted for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award. Jeni Mayer currently resides in Regina, Saskatchewan.







juvenile NOVEL

176 pages/Mass Market

Available in the US
World Rights Available

Student Response Guide

Suspicion Island

ISBN: 978-1-895449-00-6


The third novel in the Mayer Mystery Series, Suspicion Island continues in the vein of suspense and fast-paced action that have made the series such a success. The dark forces and complex issues in Suspicion Island will keep the reader spellbound.



Barclay, Pat. “Roads to maturity.” Books in Canada (October 1993): 57-8.
Clemence, Verne. “Coastal crime, animal tales.” Western People . July 1, 1993: 2.
Clemence, Verne. “Three Saskatchewan publishers present two dozen spring tales.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . March 13, 1993. D6.
Manning, Linda. “Three books make great summer holiday reading.” Cobourg Daily Star . August 7, 1993. 5.
Manuel, Lynn. Canadian Book Review Annual (March 1994): 6167.
McNaughton, Janet. Quill & Quire (March 1993).
“Mysterious characters inhabit B.C. island.” NeWest Review (December 1993/January 1994): 30.
Simmie, Lois. “Lohans paints striking pictures of adolescence.” Saskatoon Star-Phoenix . September 25, 1993. D4.
Spracklin, Floyd. Canadian Materials (May 1993): 97.

Ages 8-12

  • Finalist, 1994 Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award


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