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The Cambodian Book of the Dead in eNoir

An extract of my second novel, The Cambodian Book of the Dead is featured in this month’s edition of eNoir, a kindle published magazine of Noir fiction.

The Cambodian Book of the Dead, published by Crime Wave Press, is available as a kindle edition on amazon.

Crime Fiction Lover wrote:  “The writing is technicolour and lurid at almost every turn of the page, without ever quite descending into parody. The decaying wreckage of the French colonial past, and the grasping, all-consuming jungle are apt, if obvious, metaphors for the corruption, violence and vice which strangles a Cambodia struggling to leave behind its blood-soaked history. Death and degradation are never far away as Maier stumbles from one crisis to the next in his attempt to unravel the mystery of the alluring woman called Kaley, and the fatal spell she seems to weave over the decadent world of Kep and its inhabitants.

The narrative is fast-paced and the frequent action scenes are convincingly written. The smells and sounds of Cambodia are vividly brought to life, and aficionados of this kind of writing will love the book. “

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