"Cliff Jackman draws readers deep inside The Black Box, into an intriguing mystery in which a Toronto teenager deemed to have committed suicide is instead a possible homicide victim whose love for comic books and a Russian prostitute lead into a murky world of forgery, deception and murder… Jackman breathes life into his characters, making you feel as if you truly know them… The author is a major literary find whose debut book, Deeper, a collection of short stories, fascinated readers and drew comparisons with Stephen King … with The Black Box, Jackman proves he's also a master of the novel, with a story that is instantly captivating and enthralling…"
— Michael B Davie, author, The Late Man
About the author
The Black Box author Cliff Jackman is also the author of Deeper, a superb collection of short stories probing beneath the surface of our ordinary lives and unthinking assumptions to the startling hidden truth. As well, Jackman is author of a second outstanding collection of critically acclaimed short stories — Jackman's Cliff.
Considered by some to be Canada's answer to Stephen King, Jackman is an important literary discovery who brings well drawn characters into stories that contain more than a few sinister twists and turns and unexpected outcomes.
Jackman was born in Deep River, Ontario, and raised in Ottawa, Canada's capital. He received a Bachelor's in English from York University, a Master's in English from Queen's University, and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. The writer and practicing lawyer lives in Guelph and works in Toronto where he finds no end of inspiration for the colourful characters that populate his books (discovered by Manor House, Cliff Jackman had his first three books published by our publishing house before he was picked up by industry giants Random House, Bantam and Doubleday).