Angus McLean

Biography

I'm a Police officer and writer, a student of life and a fan of crime fiction.

I grew up watching the TV private eye and cop shows of the 80's, rocking to the music of the 80's and reading classic crime and action stories-some of these were written in the 80's. Did I mention the 80's rocked?

I write as much as I can but not nearly enough. If you're looking for a literary genius, you've come to the wrong place buddy. But if you're looking for an entertaining time, then hell, come on in...

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I don't spend much time writing, unfortunately, so that leaves plenty of time for normal life. My work is very busy and demands a lot, both within and outside my work days. I try to spend as much time as I can with my family, as they are my rock. I have some great friends who are very dear to me and who I never have enough time for, so I'm not really sure why they stick around! And when I have time, I read some of my favourite authors and watch some of my favourite TV shows or movies.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I do, and it was great! To be fair it was almost a complete transcription of an 80's Brat Pack action movie, Red Dawn. I saw the movie, probably far too young,and loved it, so I imagined myself and my mates as the Wolverines and went for it! I was the Jed character and we were fighting Russian invaders-it was the 80's, of course.
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Where to find Angus McLean online


Series

Chase Investigations

Old Friends

Price: $2.99 USD.

Honey Trap

Price: $2.99 USD.

Sleeping Dogs

Price: $2.99 USD.

Tangled Webs

Price: $2.99 USD.

Dirty Deeds

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

The Service: Warlock
Price: Free! Words: 26,390. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
144 civilians were slaughtered 20 years ago, when a Serb unit wiped out their village. Major Josef Durakovic, commander of the Red Wolves, escaped from The Hague and has been on the run since. Now a slip of the tongue indicates he could be hiding out in Auckland. Charlie Nickals and his team of spies have one mission-identify and neutralise a wanted war criminal. Code name, Warlock.
The Country Club Caper
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,080. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
Nicki Cooper wants nothing more than to be a private eye, but her dad won't let her join his agency. When a simple theft case comes up at a new health spa and he's out of town, Nicki seizes the opportunity. But when the first attempt is made on her life, she quickly realises this is no easy job. The bodies start piling up and the bullets and one-liners fly in this action packed debut series novel
Dirty Deeds
Series: Chase Investigations. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,850. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A beautiful client with a mysterious past draws the Chase Investigations crew into a dangerous case of blackmail. Stacey Burns is being leaned on by an unseen villain, but she's holding back vital information, putting tough PI's Dan Crowley and Mike Manning in harm's way. With a violent biker gang involved, and a blackmailer who will stop at nothing, Mike's fixation may prove to be their undoing.
Tangled Webs
Series: Chase Investigations. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,530. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
War-torn Bosnia comes to downtown Auckland as the past meets the present. The private eyes of Chase Investigations contend with Mike's mysterious past with an organised crime family, secrets are revealed and lives are on the line. Life changing decisions are made and blood is spilled when the past meets the present.
Sleeping Dogs
Series: Chase Investigations, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,660. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes doing a favour ain't such a great idea. The private eyes of Chase Investigations take on the case of a young cop accused of assault. With some heavy political interference and a drug-fuelled fixer involved, plus Dan Crowley's old enemy DI Kennedy leading the charge, this is a case they quickly wish they had never taken on.
Honey Trap
Series: Chase Investigations, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,580. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A honey trap gone wrong. A violent stalker in the shadows. A mysterious past. It all adds up to a tough case for the private eyes of Chase Investigations.
Old Friends
Series: Chase Investigations, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,360. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Tough Auckland private eye Dan Crowley faces off against a gang of murderous thugs when he is called on to help out his old mate, Mike Manning. Dan and his resourceful wife Molly investigate to clear Mike's name and cross swords with an old nemesis while they do so.

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