Allan L Mann

Crime Fiction & Thriller Author
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About Allan
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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

Noir Café Press

By on October 18, 2018

As I move into the last quarter of 2018, I have promised myself to follow through on one major project I had decided on at the start of the year.

Bouchercon 2018

By on September 8, 2018

My first visit to Bouchercon has been an interesting one. Between attending the various panel presentations and chatting with other attendees, I was fortunate to meet two of my writing inspirations: Ian Rankin (say no more), and Ed James. I imagine that if you read any crime fiction, you will know Ian. He is, arguably, […]

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.

Indie Author Podcast Ep. 03 – Confessions and Resolutions

By on March 31, 2017

Well, it’s been a hectic few months for this particular indie author. In fact, I feel a bit of a fraud even using that term. As many of you know, writing is something I do when I have the time. Like many indie authors, I have a “real” job. Writing, in my case crime fiction […]