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Roy Harper interviewed at Noir on the Radio

“Being an outlaw is about freedom, it sets you loose from the boundaries of society, the boundaries of law, and the things that hold you back. The limits of where you can and can’t go and what you can and can’t do. If you have no boundaries there, then that’s the freedom that it gives […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead reviewed at Fresh Fiction!!!

“This is noir at its grittiest, most graphic best. There is a lush complexity in the narrative that Mr. Vater has brought us readers.” The Cambodian Book of the Dead is reviewed at Fresh Fiction!!! Read the full review here.

Forget Boston and Thatcher. This week’s human flashpoint is Tubbataha

I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. I watched hundreds of sharks pooling around coral ledges at thirty-five meters, so many they kept bumping into me. I watched giant tuna glitter in the dark thirty meters below me, leading tens of thousands of giant barracuda through the depths. I saw guitar sharks the size of […]

Fears over safety of tourists in Phuket – Natalie Paris interviews me in The Daily Telegraph

Natalie Paris reports in The Daily Telegraph on the state of Phuket, Thai holiday island, long in the grip of mafias and gangsters. I add my two Baht worth. Read the full story here. Tom Vater, Telegraph Travel’s expert in Bangkok, said that while Thailand remains a safe and attractive destination overall, visitors to Phuket […]

Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice – Review on The Devil’s Road

I just reviewed Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice for the The Devil’s Road, a blog on all things Noir and Hardboiled. Read the full review of this tale of an American journalist on Japan’s crime beat.

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