Jack D McLean

As Jack D McLean I write Horror, Satire, pulpy crime, and Post-Apocalyptic fiction

Official Author Bio:

The mysterious Jack D McLean hails from the town of Huddersfield, in West Yorkshire, England. He’s a man with a chequered past, having worked in a morgue, been a labourer, and a salesman. He’s dug holes… professionally (to what end, he refuses to say – sales? corpses? possibly both?), even more terrifying – he’s a former Lawyer.

He enjoys parties and keeps himself fit (the kind of fit that makes you think he may engage in fisticuffs with Vinnie Jones on a semi-regular basis, or possibly drink stout with both hands while also throwing a perfect game of darts.)

He is allegedly married with two adult daughters. They have yet to be located for comment.

Books with this pen-name:

Confessions of an English Psychopath

After unscrupulous young Lawrence is recruited as an assassin for the British Secret Service, he accidentally uncovers a terrible secret.

Lawrence’s newfound knowledge forces him to choose between going on the run, or engaging in a life and death conflict with his employers.


★★★★★ – “Wickedly funny and deeply disturbing. I highly recommend this author.”

★★★★★ – “Jack Strange’s book delves into the inner workings of a psychopath, a serious yet humorous walk inside the off-kilter mind of Lawrence Odd.”

★★★★★ – “Brilliant, witty and dark. Loved it.”

Manchester Vice

After a dramatic change in character, a rather usual middle-aged man begins carrying out a series of rather unusual murders.

Meanwhile Brad Shape, a crime beat reporter for the Manchester Daily News, is looking for the big scoop to revive his flagging career – and his crumbling marriage.

But when he finds one of England’s most notorious serial killers, it will be Brad’s biggest break… in more ways than one.

Note: this taut, edge-of-your-seat thriller is not for the faint of heart. You’ve been warned.

Contains graphic violence and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse

Floyd Rampant is ready to cook – and humanity is on the menu.

After the celebrity chef rises from his grave, he aims to create a zombie army of chefs who will rule the world, using the human species as the main ingredient in their cordon bleu meals.

Can Floyd be stopped before it’s too late, or will we all end up roasted, then drizzled in a rich chasseur sauce?

Part horror story, part social satire, this novel gives you a fast-paced entrée of dread, followed by a main course of panic and a dessert of distress.

This book contains graphic violence and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.


Cats and their humans have always lived peacefully together: ancient Egyptians worshiped them, musicals have been written about them, the internet goes gaga for them.

Zomcats! dumps all that into the litter tray of life. This ain’t no cute, cuddly kitten zombie story. Jack D. McLean’s Zomcats! does for cuddly felines what James Herbert’s horror classic, The Rats, did for rodents. It’s violent, horror-laced mayhem with savage satire and devilish dark humor.

The action starts on the first page and doesn’t stop till the shocking climax in the end. And when the Zomcats’ 9 lives are up, they come back from the dead.

This book contains graphic violence and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.


In Celebrity Chef Zombie Apocalypse, Professor Ted Forsyth created the Lazarus Engine, which could bring the dead back to life.

Now, Wally Pratt – a distant relative of Professor Forsyth – has inherited his house… and the Lazarus Engine. A member of an extreme right-wing political party and desperate for advancement, he puts together a creature from recycled body parts who looks very much like Margaret Thatcher.

The former great leader is reborn, but now… she’s known as Thatchenstein.

The third and final book in this unique horror – comedy – parody trilogy by Jack Strange is the best yet, and ends with a powerful climax.

This book contains graphic violence and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

The Drowning Earth

In a world ravaged by environmental disaster, retired hitman Zack must take on a dangerous mission to rescue his friend’s son… or die trying.

Young Tom has been kidnapped by the Kwanon: a ruthless group of extremists who plan to use him as a victim for human sacrifice. Seeing their captives as no more than objects, the Kwanon delight in inflicting pain on their victims.

Outnumbered, outgunned and facing both natural and unnatural dangers, Zack sets off on his mission towards the Kwanon’s lair: a city known as Dracopolis. But in a hostile landscape, will he be able to overcome his own fears and save Tom before it’s too late?

This book contains graphic violence and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

Dirty Noir

Dirty Noir is ten stories of the riptide in human affairs, for those of us who are magnetically drawn to the passionate, strange and dreadful.

Get ready to meet the honeymoon couple who encounter grief in Mexico; Zack, the schoolboy assassin in love with a circus beauty; Miguel, who proves to be unexpectedly dangerous; the Giant Rat of Sumatra, cruellest contract-killer in the business, and Phoebe, perhaps the strangest, and surely the sharpest, woman in fiction.

These and many other mad, bad and too-dangerous-to-know individuals await you in Dirty Noir, a collection of short stories from authors Martin Mulligan and Jack D. McLean.

This book contains graphic violence and is not suitable for readers under the age of 18.

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