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First Amazon review of The Monsoon Ghost Image

Fellow author Janet Brown has posted a fantastic and very thorough review of The Monsoon Ghost Image on Amazon. E book copies are US$3.99 at the moment. It’s not easy to find a true noir detective in fiction these days, probably because as the German gumshoe Maier decides in The Monsoon Ghost Image, “Why solve […]

Tracking Down Tom Vater

Kevin S Cummings tracks me down for an exclusive interview on crime fiction, Crime Wave Press and RocknRoll Music. There are certain writers in Thailand that if they were not writers they would make excellent fictional protagonists, because the real-life lives they lead would make for an interesting read. Joe Cummings is one such writer. […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed by Ron McMillan at Amazon

Great review of The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu by Ron McMillan at Amazon. “My first experience of Kathmandu dates back to the days when the flawed heroes of The Devil’s Road rolled into town in their beaten up van – and the author has captured the period beautifully. The cheap hostels and lakeside hangouts (in […]

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. […]

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 […]

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.

Sister Suicide – The 5th Crime Wave Press Title – Out Now!!!

Suicide Sister, the second installment of the Father Ananda series sees the Bangkok based Buddhist monk and his sidekick Jak travel to the Thai hinterlands to investigate the mysterious death of a nun in a Buddhist theme park, popular for its garish depictions of hell. As soon as the reluctant sleuth arrives at the monastery […]

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, […]

Crime Wave Press publishes Mindfulness and Murder by Nick Wilgus

My fiction imprint, Crime Wave Press, is extremely proud to be publishing Mindfulness and Murder, by American author Nick Wilgus, the first in the Father Ananda murder-mystery series and recently made into a feature film in Thailand. The Story: When a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up […]

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