ALAN ANNAND is a writer of crime fiction, offering an intriguing blend of mystery, suspense, thriller and occult genres. When he’s not dreaming up ingenious ways to kill people and thrill readers, he occasionally finds therapy in writing humor, short stories and faux book reviews.
Before becoming a full-time novelist and scriptwriter, he worked as a technical writer for the railway industry, a corporate writer for private and public sectors, a human resources manager and an underground surveyor.
Currently, he divides his time between writing in the AM, astrology in the PM, and meditation on the OM. For those who care, he’s an Aries with a dash of Scorpio.
- Writer of mystery suspense novels.
- Astrologer & palmist, trained in Western & Vedic astrology.
- Amateur musician, agent provocateur and infomaniac.
- Writing: www.sextile.com
- Astrology: www.navamsa.com
Books available at Amazon, Apple, Barnes&Noble, Smashwords, etc:
- Al-Quebeca (police procedural mystery thriller)
- Antenna Syndrome (hard-boiled sci-fi mystery thriller)
- Felonious Monk (New Age noir mystery thriller #2))
- Harm’s Way (hardboiled mystery thriller)
- Hide in Plain Sight (psychological mystery suspense)
- Scorpio Rising (New Age noir mystery thriller #1)
Previously published five novels under pseudonyms with New York publishers:
- Harm's Way (St.Martin's Press), by Aleister Foxx
- Antenna Syndrome (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks
- Skyraiders (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks
- Bearknife Gold (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks
- Commando Attack (Tower Publications), by Alan Marks
- BA, English Lit
- BSc, Math & Physics
- Diploma, British Faculty of Astrological Studies
- Diploma, American College of Vedic Astrology
Citizen of the world:
- Lived in Montreal 26 yrs, Toronto 6 yrs
- Lived in England one year
- Traveled USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Morocco, Lebanon, India, Thailand
Where to find Alan Annand online
Where to buy in print
Spacemen Prefer Blondes
When an alien scout ship intercepts a shipment of cloned celebrities bound for Mars, the crew sample the cargo and find sex with earth women to be out of this world. After developing an addiction to blondes, they persuade their captain to change their itinerary to include a field expedition to San Francisco, where they hope to find something for every taste, no matter how alien.
Applications in Vedic astrology (jyotish): a compilation of essays on techniques, in-depth celebrity profiles, and analysis of mundane events. A highly informative reference work for serious students of astrology written by an astrologer experienced in both western and Vedic systems.
New York, 2026. In the aftermath of a terrorist A-bomb, private investigator Keith Savage searches for a kidnapped artist, the paraplegic daughter of a crime-busting politician, but tracking her down leads him to a place where her fascination with insects collides with his fears.
Profiler Axel Crowe investigates the murder of a reporter at a Vermont ashram. His esoteric sleuthing reveals a series of Manhattan rape-murders dating back 12 years, with connections to sex trafficking, drug smuggling and the theft of an ancient golden Buddha.
Montreal homicide detective Sophie Gillette, still mourning the death of her brother during covert ops in Afghanistan, investigates a fatal hit-and-run, uncovering a terrorist plot to assassinate an American governor, disable New England’s electrical grid, and kill 10,000 hockey fans.
A private investigator searches for the runaway daughter of an aspiring politician only to find that, on or off the campaign trail, honesty is the rarest commodity. As mystery descends into mayhem and murder, he confronts an unsettling truth – the innocents are always the first victims.
Hide in Plain Sight
A man assumes his twin brother’s identity in order to alibi his own wife who’s accidentally killed his brother in an argument. But when he finds himself sharing a bed with his beautiful sister-in-law, he faces bigger challenges and harder choices.
A criminal profiler investigates the killing of a New York City heiress, only to discover that her death is linked to two other murders on the same day: a dot-com millionaire in San Francisco, and the team leader of a government counter-terrorist project in Los Alamos, New Mexico.
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Smashwords book reviews by Alan Annand
- The Experiencers
on June 11, 2014
Well-paced character development, action, romance and menace!
For anyone who’s ever lent credence to the notion that aliens visit Earth, The Experiencers by Val Tobin is frighteningly real. Michael Valiant is a black ops assassin for a government agency that shields alien presence from public knowledge by silencing UFO researchers who know they’re here among us. Carolyn Fairchild is a psychic medium who functions as a sort of spotter for her local research group, and when they see something they shouldn’t, Michael and his partner are dispatched to shut them up before they blog about it.
Just when Carolyn’s group starts having fatal accidents at the agency’s hands, Valiant has a crisis of faith. He’s discovered our government is in league with the alien “establishment”, with the joint goal of global subjugation. But Valiant learns there’s a rebel alien base in a wilderness park, whose mission is to work with the people, not against them. So instead of killing Carolyn, Valiant enlists her help to find the base. Now the agency wants them both dead before they reach the rebels.
The Experiencers is written with a deft hand, and well-paced between thoughtful character development and straight-on action scenes. Lurking in the background is some entirely plausible bleeding edge technology. The few psychic episodes are both real and out there. And for the tender-hearted, there are a couple of poignantly real sex scenes between two people thrown together by fate and accepting it. Meanwhile, pursued by government men with stones where their hearts should be…
- Storm Lake
on Feb. 15, 2015
This story, which starts out so normal, turns compellingly creepy very quickly and then doesn't let go. Stylistically clean but eerily atmospheric, this reminded me at times of Stephen King.