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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, he finds therapy in writing humor, short stories and faux book reviews.

Before becoming a full-time novelist, he worked as a technical writer for the railway industry, 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.

ALAN ANNAND:
- Writer of mystery suspense novels.
- Astrologer & palmist, trained in Western & Vedic astrology.
- Amateur musician, agent provocateur and infomaniac.

Websites:
- Writing: www.sextile.com
- Astrology: www.navamsa.com

Books available at Amazon & Smashwords:
- Al-Quebeca (mystery thriller)
- Harm’s Way (hard-boiled mystery thriller)
- Hide in Plain Sight (psychological mystery suspense)
- Scorpio Rising (New Age noir mystery thriller)

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

Education:
- 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 7 yrs
- Lived in England one year
- Traveled USA, Mexico, Caribbean, Europe, Morocco, Lebanon, India, Thailand


Books Published (6 books)


THE NASKAPI & THE U-BOAT

by Alan Annand

A German U-Boat in WW2 visits northern Quebec to install a weather station, but a native family compromises their secret mission.

RIVER GIRL

by Alan Annand

Middle-aged bureaucrat takes a detour on his morning jog that leads him to an unexpected rendezvous with Fate.

THE BASSMAN COMETH

by Alan Annand

My night with Margaret Atwood: Hapless university graduate student in 1975 ruins famous Canadian author's poetry reading.

THE DATE SQUARE KILLER

by Alan Annand

Mild-mannered hit man finds love, social justice and the meaning of life in non-random acts of murder.

SPECIMEN

by Alan Annand

A wealthy businessman and butterfly collector visits his twin brother, warden of a tropical island penal colony, who is building his own unique collection.

BANANARAMA

by Alan Annand

Reformed meat-eater embarks on a 15-day bananas-and-orange-juice diet, with surprising side effects.