Alan Carter was born in Sunderland, UK and immigrated to Australia in 1991, where he lived in Fremantle with his wife Kath and son Liam. He is currently living in Tasmania.
His first novel Prime Cut was shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award in 2010, and won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction in 2011. The sequel Getting Warmer was released in October 2013. The third title in the series Bad Seed was published in March 2015, and the fourth, Heaven Sent, in October 2018. The fifth and final book in the series, Crocodile Tears, is released in November 2021.
Alan Carter's novels are published by Fremantle Press in Australia and New Zealand. Prime Cut has also been translated and released in Germany, Spain and France. Getting Warmer was released in Germany in 2016 and in Spain in 2017.
Alan's first novel set in New Zealand, Marlborough Man, won the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel 2018 and longlisted for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Award. Marlborough Man was published in Germany in 2019. The sequel, Doom Creek, was published in 2020.
In his spare time Alan also works as a television documentary director.
Listen here to Alan's interview on the Top Writers Radio Show
on Fresh FM in June 2017.