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.
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.
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 will be released in Spain next year.
Alan latest novel is a New Zealand-set crime fiction title Marlborough Man (Fremantle Press), which was launched in May 2017.
In his spare time Alan also works as a television documentary director.