“Uncompromising Crime Fiction” Richard Foreman

“An Intense Thriller” Thomas Waugh

“Well Plotted with Great Characters” Patricia Gibney

“Paints the characters and their relationships with a fine brush” Peter JearleĀ 


Kevin McManus is an award winning crime fiction writer from Leitrim in Western Ireland.

In 2016 the author was awarded the Leonard Trophy for his writing and in 2017 Under the Red Winter Sky was voted the best Crime Novel of the year and 5th best Indie published novel of the year out of 2000 nominated books.

The author’s two Detective Ray Logue Novels: Death Rains Down & New Blood (which are published by Sharpe Books) & The Whole of the Moon and its sequel, Under the Red Winter Sky (which are published by Creativia Books) have been consistent best sellers in the Crime fiction category.

Kevin is currently working on a third Ray Logue Novel due for publication at the end of 2018.

The author has a great love for music and played in bands for over 20 years. He is also a keen supporter of Aston Villa FC.