British crime thriller novelist who is most known for his Max Mingus trilogy. His literary honors include the Macavity Award and the CWA
His mixed racial heritage caused him to be bullied as a child which, in turn, sparked his teenage interest in amateur boxing.
His Max Mingus trilogy consists of Mr. Clarinet, King of Swords, and Voodoo Eyes. The thrillers are set in Haiti, Miami, and Cuba, respectively.
He was born in Cambridge, England to a family of Scottish-Haitian heritage.
He once cited author John Grisham as a major literary influence.