Steve McManus


Steve grew up in Calgary. After moving to Los Angeles he became the drummer for Darling Violetta who performed the theme song to the hit Buffy the Vampire Slayer spinoff series Angel. RED FLAG, the first book in his City of Angels/Dead on Arrival (CODA) series, was published in 2015. His second book SEVEN DEVILS is on sale December 17 2018.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
A crime blogger is following the story of an arsonist who's setting massive wildfires in drought-stricken Los Angeles. He's got good sources and has become the #1 source on the story, and in an effort to stay ahead of the pack he maybe oversteps the bounds a bit and gets too close to the flame.
Describe your desk
Pretty clean, I can't operate in clutter. I'm organized data-wise naturally so that extends to my work area—an iMac and attendant accessories, and plenty of room for paper when I'm in the part of the writing process where I need to print (sorry Mother Nature).
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Where to buy in print


Seven Devils
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 128,760. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Two crime reporters follow separate stories which both seem to point to a reclusive self-help guru and his remote compound.
Red Flag
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 146,560. Language: American English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A 30-something crime blogger trails a prolific arsonist around drought-stricken 2019 Los Angeles. He quickly finds himself caught in the middle of his own story—between uncertain loyalties, unceasing competition, and a killer with a homemade flamethrower determined to crown the bone-dry mountains around LA with flames.

Steve McManus' tag cloud

arson    blogger    california    crime    fiction    los angeles    media    mystery    reporter    reporters    selfhelp guru    suspense    thriller    wildfire