Claude Bouchard

172 books | 1,141 friends

Jimena ...
261 books | 340 friends

361 books | 4,995 friends

3,483 books | 768 friends

Kerry P...
94 books | 240 friends

285 books | 5,000 friends

Kate Papas
418 books | 1,364 friends

Michael J
308 books | 1,298 friends

More friends…

Claude Bouchard

Goodreads Author

in Montreal, Canada


Patterson, Crais, Connelly, Child, Deaver

Member Since
June 2009



I was born in Montreal, Canada, at a very young age, where I still live with my spouse, Joanne, under the watchful eye of Krystalle and Midnight, two black females of the feline persuasion. In a former life, I completed my studies at McGill University and worked in various management capacities for a handful of firms for countless years. From there, considering my extensive background in human resources and finance, it was a logical leap in my career path to stay home and write crime thrillers.

My first stab at writing was actually in 1995, the result being my first novel, "Vigilante". Two others of the same series followed by 1997 but all three remained dormant until publication in 2009. Since, besides writing

Average rating: 3.97 · 5,578 ratings · 577 reviews · 51 distinct worksSimilar authors
Vigilante (Vigilante, #1)

3.81 avg rating — 1,720 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Consultant (Vigilante, #2)

4.04 avg rating — 576 ratings — published 2009 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
6 Hours 42 Minutes (Vigilan...

4.41 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Discreet Activities (Vigila...

4.15 avg rating — 204 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mind Games (Vigilante, #3)

3.98 avg rating — 340 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Femme Fatale (Vigilante, #7)

4.34 avg rating — 148 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
See You in Saigon

4.33 avg rating — 130 ratings — published 2014 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Thirteen to None (Vigilante...

4.24 avg rating — 134 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Homeless Killer (Vigila...

4.21 avg rating — 194 ratings — published 2009 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Make it Happen: A Vigilante...

4.52 avg rating — 91 ratings2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Claude Bouchard…

WILDFIRE by Scott Bury

A quick intro to start. I have been neglectful with my blog for a while, almost two years, in fact. That said, when fellow author, Scott Bury, offered the clean up the place (including doing the windows) in exchange for a one time use to promote his upcoming Wildfire, I jumped at the chance.

So, without further ado, I present you with an excerpt of Wildfire...

[image error]


Read more of this blog post »
2 likes ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Share on Twitter
Published on March 10, 2018 21:15
Vigilante The Consultant Mind Games The Homeless Killer 6 Hours 42 Minutes Discreet Activities Femme Fatale
(11 books)
4.02 avg rating — 4,046 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events.

Mind Games (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 26, 2009 06:40AM
Description: A string of sex slayings plagues Montreal and has Captain Dave McCall and his Special Homicide Task Force in a frustrated frenzy as they try to bring an end to the vicious butchery. Assisted officially by the noted psychiatrist, Doctor Samuel Bowman and unofficially by his close friend, computer genius and multi-millionaire, Chris Barry, Captain McCall works his way closer and closer to the truth, unaware that they are heading deeper into the core of deadly Mind Games.
The Consultant (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 26, 2009 06:38AM
Description: WARNING: Do not read this book until you have read Vigilante. Consider yourself warned !! Murderers,drug lords, biker gangs, kidnappers... None stand a chance against... The Consultant.
Vigilante (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 26, 2009 06:34AM
Description: Summer of 96 in Montreal and a killer known as the Vigilante is on a spree, his victims, those who engage in criminal activities. Following 16 murders in 6 months, Lieutenant Dave McCall, head of Montreal's Special Homicide Task Force is without clue or lead until an electronic message is received from the assassin himself. Failure in tracing the origin of the email leads McCall to request the assistance of CSS Inc., a security firm specializing in computer and communication networks and headed by EVP and COO, Chris Barry. As murders and emails continue, the two men join forces to bring the killer to justice. But whose justice will prevail? Theirs, or the Vigilante's?

Claude’s Recent Updates

“approaching her. “She’s-she’s out, I guess,” the girl replied, trying to sound confident but not succeeding. “But she should be back real soon.” The old man smiled again, more of a sneer, as he wavered slightly. “And that little shit brother of yours?” demanded her stepfather. “Where’s he at?” “I-I don’t know,” she mumbled. “No one was home when I got here.” “So it’s just you and me, huh, kiddo?” he mused, scratching his stubble thoughtfully as his cold bleary eyes wandered over the forms of her body beneath her thin, yellow sundress. “I’m sure Mom will be back real soon,” she repeated tearfully as she shrunk into the corner, shivering with terror. The old man grinned at her for a few seconds, then stepped back and pushed the door shut. As he returned, he started unbuttoning his jeans and retorted, “Well, girly, real soon is just not soon enough for me today. You’re just gonna have to fill your mama’s shoes.” The boy rolled away from the grill, not wanting to see what was taking place. His sister shrieked and several slaps were heard amidst a muttered “Quiet, little lady.” Covering his ears, the youngster cowered in the darkness and silently wept with frustration. But, what could he do? He was only ten. After a minute or two, the boy heard the bedroom door below swing open and slam shut and everything grew quiet. With tears in his eyes, he crawled forward and once again peered down through the grill. Their stepfather was gone but his sister was still there, lying on the bed, whimpering and shaking uncontrollably. Her dress was ripped and he could see her exposed breasts, scratched and bruised. Her left eye, just above the cheekbone, was already starting to swell from when the pig had hit her and the sheets were spattered with blood. He began to soundlessly weep once more as he vowed that he would get even when he was older. Chapter 1 - Tuesday, June 25, 1996 8:00 p.m. Sandy was at school, her last night of the spring term and would not be home for a while. She had mentioned that she would be going for a drink or two after class with a few fellow students to celebrate the completion of another semester. She would therefore most likely not be home before midnight. She never was on such occasions as she enjoyed these mini social events. With Sandy out, he was alone for the evening but this had never proved to be a problem in the past and this night would not be any different. He was perfectly capable of looking after himself and could always find a way to occupy his time. He pulled on some black Levi’s and a dark t-shirt, slipped into his black Reeboks and laced them securely. Leaving the bedroom, he descended to the main floor, headed for the foyer closet and retrieved his black leather jacket. No studs or chains, just black leather. He slipped into the coat and donned”
Claude Bouchard, THE VIGILANTE SERIES 1-6

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
Mystery Lovers!: The Barry/McCall Mystery Series 1 17 Aug 15, 2009 05:44AM  
Hard Case Crime: The Barry/McCall Mystery Series 3 14 Aug 15, 2009 05:23PM  
Undeniable and Un...: The Barry/McCall Mystery Series 1 34 Feb 12, 2010 09:07AM  
Read Across Canad...: Books set in Quebec 33 626 Dec 29, 2012 07:51AM  
Men's Book Club: This topic has been closed to new comments. Indie evangelist 4 34 Apr 30, 2015 02:22PM  
Sisterhood of the...: This topic has been closed to new comments. What are you Reading 2015 377 45 Dec 29, 2015 06:56AM  
Cozy Mysteries : This topic has been closed to new comments. Mystery ABC's, Round 2 12174 1069 Mar 21, 2016 12:30PM  
Ultimate Popsugar...: Week 17: 4/19 - 4/26 136 219 May 06, 2018 01:40PM  
225 Hard Case Crime — 699 members — last activity Mar 16, 2021 08:52AM
"They do write 'em like they used to." —Publishers Weekly on Fade to Blonde Look for a similar group on Facebook ...more
19126 The Mystery, Crime, and Thriller Group — 22697 members — last activity 47 minutes ago
June 2021 Group Reads - The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri and Murder in Mykonos by Jeffrey Siger _ _ _ _ _ “It was a dark and stormy night. Ligh ...more
29 Mystery Lovers! — 1767 members — last activity Nov 18, 2020 01:02PM
Rain-on-the-windowpanes, chains-in-the-attic, figures struggling on the moor...this group is for fans of mystery! Find a book series, chat over s ...more
4607 Undeniable and Undiscovered Thrillers — 540 members — last activity Jun 19, 2019 10:41AM
This group is intended to get the word out on modern day adventures a la James Rollins, Michael Crichton, Steve Alten, Lincoln Childs and Douglas Pres ...more
26989 Goodreads Authors/Readers — 40100 members — last activity 16 minutes ago
This group is dedicated to connecting readers with Goodreads authors. It is divided by genres, and includes folders for writing resources, book websit ...more
65690 Paranormal and Horror Lovers — 2584 members — last activity Jun 13, 2021 05:00AM
This is a group focused on sharing the passion we all have for the paranormal, horror and fantasy genre. My aim is to have the spotlight on indie Auth ...more
48653 Top Online Sales Tips & Strategies — 255 members — last activity Sep 22, 2017 03:25PM
How can you get your blog or book to go viral? Through my decades experience writing, publishing and interviewing authors and other self promoters, I ...more
25350 THE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB — 6799 members — last activity 3 hours, 42 min ago
ALL GENRE COMMUNITY OF BOOK LOVERS-Perfect for those interested in good books of any genre, film and lively discussion!- from current fiction, thrille ...more
36506 Indie Book Collective — 2970 members — last activity Jun 09, 2021 06:45AM
A group of indie authors, helping each other out and bringing new books to the world
25x33 Opening Lines — 14 members — last activity May 25, 2011 08:04AM
I like opening lines of books. It sets the pace and tone. What is your favorite opening line, and from what book? Or if you wrote a book what's the l ...more
More of Claude’s groups…

Comments (showing 1-23)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 22: by Mariam

Mariam Cheshire Celebrating my 86th birthday with FREE DAY for Kindle e-book The Alternate Safe World of Sanctuary. August 11th, one day only – google Mariam Cheshire or

message 21: by Sandra

Sandra Thanks for friending me! :)

message 20: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Thank YOU,Sky! :)

i>Sky *A Booknatic* wrote: "Thank you for the add! Looking forward to reading one of these fabulous novels =)"

message 19: by Sky

Sky Thank you for the add! Looking forward to reading one of these fabulous novels =)

message 18: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Why, thank you, C.J.! :)

C.J. wrote: "C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Claude,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,

message 17: by C.J.

C.J. Heck C.J. Heck C.J. Heck

Hello Claude,

It's such a pleasure having you as a friend. Thank you and best wishes!

My warmest regards,

message 16: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Thank YOU. :)

Nisha wrote: "thanks :)"

Loribeth Hossein thanks :)

message 14: by Marc

Marc Schiller Just published my first non-fiction book "Pain and Gain - The Untold True Story". I invite everyone to read it.

message 13: by Owen

Owen Jones Hello Claude,

I hope you're well.

Thank's for accepting my request of friendship.

Behind The Smile by Owen Jones
Behind The Smile

message 12: by Ivan

Ivan Stoikov - Allan Bard Hi, my friend! Thanks for Thanksgiving gift and the add here too! Will be glad to share some recommendations, advices, etc in the future! Best wishes! Keep up the good work! Let the wonderful noise of the sea always sounds in your ears! (a greeting of the water dragons' hunters - my Tale Of The Rock Pieces).

message 11: by Claude

Claude Bouchard Thanks to you as well, Tom. Good luck with the book! :)

Tom wrote: "THANKS CLAUDE FOR FRIENDVITE! Was swamped yesterday with print debut of my 1st book, ADVERSITY BUILDS CHARACTER -"

message 10: by Tom

Tom Ufert THANKS CLAUDE FOR FRIENDVITE! Was swamped yesterday with print debut of my 1st book, ADVERSITY BUILDS CHARACTER -
Look forward to our growing friendship.

Claude Bouchard Thanks to you as well, Melanie. :)

Melanie (aka Serial Reader) wrote: "Claude, thanks for the Goodreads friendship!
Melanie (aka Serial Reader) O'Donnell"

Carole Hi CeeBee,
Carole is inviting you to join in her 4 book Give Away of FLASH HARRY – crime fiction set in Australia and Bangkok. You can enter here:

Christine Hatfield Your welcome

how long have you been writing books?

Claude Bouchard My pleasure, Christine. Thanks for inviting me. :)

Christine wrote: "Thanks for being my friend"

Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

Claude Bouchard Hi, Douglas, I hear you with the TBR pile on the Kindle. So much to read, so little time. Have a good one! :)

Douglas wrote: "Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. Your book is ON my Kindle... with all my Tweeter family the list gets overwhelming... but, I will get to it! Can't wait!

Douglas Wickard Thanks for friending me on Goodreads. Your book is ON my Kindle... with all my Tweeter family the list gets overwhelming... but, I will get to it! Can't wait!

Claude Bouchard Words I love to hear, or read, Peggy! Thank you and have a marvelous weekend! :)

Peggy wrote: "Still enjoying your books, Claude."

Shalonda Williams-McClendon Just stopping to say hi! Happy Holidays. Just added you to my amazon listmania. Peace

Shalonda "Treasure" Williams
Author of PurposeFull You

back to top