Alan Carter is a crime writer who has been shortlisted for the prestigious UK CWA Debut Dagger Award, was runner-up in the Penguin Crime Writing Competition and who won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction in 2011. He is a TV documentary director and currently works for Who Do You Think You Are? on SBS1. Carter wrote his first book Prime Cut while living as a 'kept man' in Hopetoun, on the south coast of WA. In 2013 Alan will head to Shanghai to write the third Cato Kwong book in the series.