Originally hailing from the north coast of Northern Ireland and now residing in South Manchester, Chris McDonald has always been a reader. At primary school, The Hardy Boys inspired his love of adventure, before his reading world was opened up by Chuck Palahniuk and the gritty world of crime.

He’s a fan of 5-a-side football, has an eclectic taste in music ranging from Damien Rice to Slayer and loves dogs.

Chris’ first novel, A Wash Of Black, which features DI Erika Piper, was published in February 2020 by Red Dog Press.

Listen to Chris McDonald on the Read All About It podcast HERE


1. Favourite book from childhood
The Hardy Boys series by Franklin W. Dixon

2. Favourite book from teenage/university (formative) years
Heavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross

3 A book you would recommend to anyone
The Puppet Show by MW Craven

4. A book you couldn’t be paid to read again.
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

5. The last book you read or are currently reading.
Tall Oaks by Chris Whitaker