Mackenzie Brown


Mackenzie Brown was born and raised in Liverpool, UK, where he lives with his wife, two daughters and pet cat.

With seven published novels already under his belt, Brown is planning a sequel to his acclaimed debut novel The Shifting, writing a new series of detective stories set in 1940s Liverpool.

Mackenzie Brown's inspiration for writing was borne out of wartime stories shared with him by his grandfather and personal hero, Angus Mackenzie Brown, a character featured in this upcoming novel.

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Prince of the City - The Cat's Whiskers
Vic Prince is a wise cracking detective, plying his trade in 1940’s war torn Liverpool. Unable to enlist because of flat feet and asthma, Prince has an affinity with the City - his great grandfather was brought to Liverpool on the last ever Slave Ship in 1807. In this first instalment, Vic Prince is on the lookout for a missing Persian blue cat everyone seems to want, while also searching for the missing son of a beautiful widow who unwittingly puts him on the trail of a hired killer.

Lost Boys (The Black Knight Series #1)
Renowned criminologist Delbert Walsh has spent five long years searching for his only son during the political upheaval of 1970’s Liverpool. Walsh believes boys have been disappearing from the area for over twenty years, but The lack of a single clue has driven the retired policeman to flirt with alcoholism. Carol Blake and her three male friends find their lives in danger when they become acquainted with Walsh, as the net closes in on the perpetrator.


Ten Little Thrills
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,250. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Ten Little Thrills is the perfect read for every fan of crime fiction.
Prince of The City - Nine Lives
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,870. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Vic is on the trail of murderers and blackmailers
Prince of The City - The Cat's Whiskers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,900. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
1940s detective battles crime, racism and the world at war
Lost Boys
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,580. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
No one is safe as the mad man acts to protect himself and his hunting grounds.
Annie's War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,190. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
An ordinary family living through extraordinary times.
The Book of Souls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,180. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Pirates
…This a story of a daughter trying desperately to save her father’s life, as well as her own…
The Shifting
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 107,220. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A fast paced thriller with a supernatural twist set in London and Cornwall, similar to the stories told by the likes of Peter Straub and Dean Koonz.

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Smashwords book reviews by Mackenzie Brown

  • A Cheerful Smoke for the Dead on Oct. 19, 2011

    A skilful slant on the ageless vampire theme. Cleverly plotted and carefully crafted, you can almost feel the hunger of the careworn characters, whether it is food or blood they crave. Ron Leighton is a master at creating a world none of us would wish to inhabit and wringing every drop of plot out of the short story framework. This is a writer who I predict will transfer his work with great skill and style to the broader canvass of a novel.
  • Child of Chaos on Nov. 01, 2011

    A well written and compelling tale set in the fantasy world Ron has painstakingly created. The characters are well drawn and their stark existence beautifully portrayed. The story also had a nice pace and like all great short stories you are right in the centre of everything from the first word, right up until the nicely worked twist. Well done Ron, highly commended.