Allan L Mann

Crime Fiction & Thriller Author
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About Allan
Who is he anyway?

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The Characters
Some of the people who populate the books

Tom Guthrie

Tom Guthrie retired from Tayside Police, shortly before the formation of Police Scotland. He lives in Broughty Ferry and likes a good whisky.
His retirement was hastened by his unconventional policing methods. He's old-school, with a dry sense of humour, but a bit of a temper.
Guthrie prefers his own company.

Alisdair McEwan

Alisdair is a young, enthusiastic, second generation police constable. His inexperience is made up by his uncanny ability to quickly gather information, but he sometimes fails to see the wood for the trees. He is desperate to do some “real coppering,” and although he’s good with the paperwork, he’d rather get his hands dirty.

Jacquie Macintosh

Dr. Jacquie Macintosh hails from the northwest of Scotland and is head of the forensics lab in Dundee. She is intelligent, pretty, and speaks her mind. She doesn't like to waste time, especially her own. Because of this she has a tendency to push a situation to the breaking point.

Ian Buchanan

Inspector Ian Buchanan is currently the Inspector in Arbroath, but formally Guthrie's partner and boss in Dundee. Buchanan is the model of efficiency and doing things by the book. He runs a tight ship and doesn't do well with those who fail to meet his standards. He's never seen eye-to-eye with Guthrie.
The latest posts

Indie Author Podcast Ep. 07 – Office Tour

By on November 20, 2018

This week Al reports on how well he did trying to find time to write while on the road, what he may have done instead, and, as promised, a tour of his office.

The Indie Author Podcast Ep.06 – Time to Write

By on November 11, 2018

This week, Al reports in on his week. Finding the time to write as an author with a full-time job is not easy. To succeed, you have to prioritise your writing, be motivated, and make writing habitual. 

The First Weekly Journal Entry

By on November 4, 2018

The very first entry in independent crime fiction author Allan L Mann's weekly writer's journal. This short episode introduces the series and also touches on Allan's weekend in Philadelphia, attending the BookBaby Independent Authors Conference. Catch up with what Allan has been doing over the last week. All the highs and lows of being an independent author, raw and uncut, delivered every Saturday.

Indie Author Podcast Ep. 04 – BuJo Teaser

By on July 2, 2017

I’ve been struggling with my writing over the past few months, so in order to take steps to correct that, I have started something not new to the world of writing – but certainly to me.