Alan Carter

Crime writer Alan Carter immigrated to Australia from England in 1991 and now divides his time between Perth and Marlborough. 

His Detective Cato Kwong series set in Perth won high acclaim. Prime Cut was awarded the Ned Kelly award for Best First Book. His latest thriller, Marlborough Man, is based in our own backyard.

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Photo: Megan Lewis

Festival session

Marlborough Man

12-1pm, Sunday 8 July, Hunter's Wines, Rapaura Road, $30 - Alan Carter in conversation with Tessa Nicolson

There's been a murder in the Wakamarina and Alan Carter has the inside scoop. His fast-paced thriller Marlborough Man is packed with landmarks and characters instantly recognisable to local readers. It's not often you read a book that challenges your sensibilities about where you live as this page-turner does.

Tessa, a one-time crime reporter, is looking forward to questioning Alan's motives. She's sure to dig up some dirt in a session for those who love to read crime and those who want to write it.