Max Manning


Max Manning began his career in journalism working as a news reporter on local and regional newspapers. He specialised in covering crime stories and regularly reported on court cases, including murder trials.


Max then moved on to London’s Fleet Street, where he worked for several national newspapers, including the Financial Times and the Daily Express, and later joined the staff of The Daily Telegraph, where he was employed as a news sub-editor for sixteen years.


He is now a full-time crime fiction writer living in the county of Essex. Max is married and has three grown-up children




Closer to a Jeffery Deaver manhunt emotionally, than to Nordic noir, Manning’s debut crime novel is a keeper.

Beth Kanell
author of The Long Shadow

Don’t Look Now will leave readers waiting for more from Manning. His fast-paced tale, with its unexpected resolution, is a welcome addition to the British-police-procedural shelves.


Brilliantly fresh … Grabs the reader from the off

James Oswald

WOW what a page turner. I loved it and devoured it in two sittings. Just my type of read. I highly recommend this book and congratulate Max Manning on a splendid job.

Liz Lawler
Author of Don't Wake Up

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