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The Crime Fiction of Phnom Penh @ Crime Reads

Patrick French reports on Drifters, Conspirators, and Noir in Cambodia’s Capital City for Crime Reads and writes… “Hard-boiled and noir is pretty much the only option on the menu when it comes to Phnom Penh crime writing. Tom Vater, a Bangkok-based writer and publisher, wrote The Cambodian Book of the Dead (2013) which sees German […]


I am very pleased that The Cambodian Book of the Dead, the first Detective Maier novel, originally published by the now defunct Exhibit A, is out in a new Kindle edition, with a brand new cover, with Crime Wave Press. The second Maier Mystery, The Man with the Golden Mind, may well follow suit in […]

An Asian Crime Wave – Crime Wave Press & Detective Maier in Publisher’s Weekly

My creation Detective Maier and my publishing house Crime Wave Press and several of its authors get a great plug in Publisher’s Weekly. Thanks to Lenny Picker. Check out his story ‘An Asian Crime Wave’ on pages 26 and 27. As Lenny reports, Detective Maier will be back in The Monsoon Ghost Image later this […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead reviewed at Pulp Curry

I have been away from the Internet for some time, thankfully and several reviews have piled up in my absence including this analytical missive on The Cambodian Book of the Dead by crime writer Andrew Nette on his excellent site Pulp Curry. “The Cambodian Book of the Dead is a hardboiled crime story wrapped in […]

The Next Big Thing

Janet Brown, author of Tone Deaf in Bangkok, asked me to take part in The Next Big Thing, a short interview which highlights authors and their new or forthcoming books. Thank you, Janet!!! The idea is that I answer the questions below, post the interview and then ask five other writers to answer the same […]

Andrew Nette’s Ghost Money in The Chiang Mai City News

My review of Andrew Nette‘s Cambodia based novel Ghost Money is published in The Chiang Mai City News for which I will be reviewing more crime fiction in the coming months. Read the full review here.

Ghost Money by Andrew Nette – Cambodia Hardboiled

My review of Andrew Nette‘s Cambodia-based Hardboiled thriller Ghost Money.

Andrew Nette on the state of crime fiction in Asia and Crime Wave Press

Australian crime writer Andrew Nette, author of Ghost Money, which is set in Cambodia, is interviewed by Noir Nation on his career, the writer’s life, the future of ebooks and crime fiction in Asia. Nette gives my new fiction imprint Crime Wave Press a mention too and is currently reading Dead Sea by Sam Lopez, […]

The Most Secret Place on Earth reviewed in Asia Times Online

Marc Eberle’s The Most Secret Place on Earth (The CIA Covert War in Laos), co-written by Tom Vater, has been has been reviewed by Andrew Nette at Asia Times Online. Exposing the CIA’s ‘most secret place’ PHNOM PENH – It was known as the “secret war”, a covert operation waged by the US Central Intelligence […]