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The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu – Review at The Dorset Book Detective

A brand new and very kind review of my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, at The Dorset Book Detective. Thanks! A snappy thriller with strong characterisation and witty dialogue, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu is an entertaining read with as many plot twists as it has droll one liners.   Tom Vater’s novel […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed at The Crime Segments

“There are plenty of unique, crazy and offbeat characters that fill this novel, and the author has a keen eye for detail.  The part of this story that took place in the Blue Parrot is one of my favorites, and is an excellent example of how the author sets a scene that sucks the reader […]

“Los mochileros son consumistas” entrevista a Tom Vater

I’ve been interviewed by Editorial Xplora to promote Kathmandu, camino al infierno, the Spanish edition of my first novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu which has just been republished in paperback with Crime WavePress. Here’s the lowdown: Tom Vater, escritor y periodista experto en el Sur y Sureste Asiático, lleva viajando y viviendo durante más […]

Kathmandu, Camino al Infierno – Out Now!!!

Kathmandu, camino al infierno, the Spanish translation of my first novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published by Editorial Xplora, is out now!!! ‘The Devil’s Road To Kathmandu’ is a tense, fast paced and kaleidoscopic pulp thriller, following the lives of two generations of drifters who become embroiled in a saga of sex, drugs and […]

Crime Wave Press on Vagabonding

Read the interview by Marco Ferrarese here.

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu goes Kindle on amazon UK

First published in 2006, this new edition of The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, my first novel, has been called a better backpacker novel than The Beach by The Bangkok Post and is now available as a Kindle ebook on amazon UK, published by Crime Wave Press. What’s inside: In 1976, four friends, Dan, Fred, Tim […]

Serial Killer Charles Sobhraj loses Appeal in Nepal´s Supreme Court

Charles Sobhraj, one of the world’s most notorious serial killer celebrities, also known as The Serpent and The Bikini Killer, is said to have murdered a string of back packers and tourists in South and Southeast Asia in the 1970s. In 2003, Charles Sobhraj was arrested in Kathmandu, Nepal,  for a 1975 murder. In 2004, […]

Real Rebel Music – Tom Vater talks to Thailand’s Bob Dylan

Nga Surachai Chanthimathon, writer, singer, guitarist and one of Thailand’s most vocal social critics, fused the sounds of Thai and Khmer folk music traditions with Bob Dylan style protest songs and picked up a gun to defend his convictions. His band, Caravan, was instrumental in the creation of one of Thailand’s most enduring musical genres […]

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