Grant McKenzie


Born in Scotland, living in Canada and writing American thrillers, Grant likes to wear a toque and kilt with his six-guns. His debut novel, SWITCH, earned fantastic reviews internationally when it was published by Random House UK and Penguin Canada, plus in translation by Heyne Germany, Spring International Publishers of Taiwan and AST Russia. His second novel, No Cry For Help, surprised even his newfound fans by being even more nail-biting, and his third, K.A.R.M.A., cemented his reputation as "Harlan Coben on speed," as author Ken Bruen labelled him. His short stories have been featured in the First Thrills anthology edited by Lee Child from Tor/Forge, plus Out of the Gutter and Spinetingler magazines, and his first screenplay won a fellowship at the Praxis Centre for Screenwriting in Vancouver, and is currently under consideration by an Australian movie company. As a journalist, Grant has worked in virtually every area of the newspaper business from the late-night “Dead Body Beat” at a feisty daily tabloid to senior copy/design editor at two of Canada’s largest broadsheets.He currently resides in Victoria, B.C., where he is Editor-in-Chief of Monday Magazine.