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The Cambodian Book of the Dead Launch at The Big Green Bookshop in London

The London launch of my new thriller The Cambodian Book of the Dead went off beautifully, with lots of old friends and new readers showing up to my reading. Thanks to everyone who turned up! Commissioning editor Emlyn Rees from Exhibit A Books did the best introduction I’ve ever had and the Q&A was interesting. […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead – London Launch

I will read from The Cambodian Book of the Dead, published in the UK in mid-July by Exhibit A Books. “This event is open to all, and will be an interesting evening for readers and writers alike. As a travel writer, Tom brings Cambodia to life throughout this “noticeable, gripping and above all, unexpected” book, […]

Out today in the US…The Cambodian Book of the Dead

I am extremely delighted that Exhibit A Books have published my second novel THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD in the US today. The UK edition is out in a couple of weeks. The novel featuring the German detective Maier has a long history which I recently discussed as a guest blogger with Keith Walters. […]

Advance Reading Copies for The Cambodian Book of the Dead

Journalists, writers, bloggers interested in reviewing my new crime novel The Cambodian Book of the Dead, out very soon with Exhibit A, please follow this trail… the advance reading copies….and thank you… Private eye and former war reporter Maier is sent to Cambodia to track down the missing heir to a Hamburg coffee empire. His […]

It’s a Hard Road to The Cambodian Book of the Dead!!!

Advanced reading copies from Exhibit A Books. Chuffed. Quite moved. Quite indescribable feeling… Detective Maier is on his way…. into hell and back….and a book shop near you!!!

Crime Wave Press – Interview by Paul D. Brazill

I’ve been interviewed by British crime writer Paul D. Brazill about the crime fiction imprint I launched with publisher Hans Kemp last year, Crime Wave Press. Crime Wave Press is a Hong Kong based fiction imprint that endeavors to publish the best new crime novels from Asia and about Asia to readers around the globe. […]

A is for Asia – Exhibit A Press Release for The Cambodian Book of the Dead

UK publisher Exhibit A, a new crime fiction imprint of Angry Robot, have just posted a PRESS RELEASE about signing my novel The Cambodian Book of the Dead and its sequel.

Cambodia’s Pepper Uncovered in Geographical

In this month’s issue of Geographical, the magazine of the Royal Geographical Society: Reviving the spice of life Pepper from Cambodia’s Kampot region was once world renowned, but the industry almost disappeared under the Khmer Rouge. Now, a new initiative is helping to reinject some spice into Kampot’s growers. Luke Duggleby photographs. Tom Vater reports

It’s out there: Sacred Skin reviewed in Prediction Magazine in the UK!

My new book Sacred Skin, the first English language title on Thailand´s sacred tattoos, Sak Yant, has been very positively reviewed in the current issue of Prediction Magazine in the UK. “top notch eye candy and fascinating insights…”

Sacred Skin in Bizarre Magazine!

My new book, Sacred Skin, has been reviewed in the forthcoming issue of Bizarre Magazine, available at all quality newsagents in the UK today! Photograph taken by Kraig Lieb at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport last week.