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The Man with the Golden Mind – republished via Crime Wave Press

Originally published by Exhibit A, my second Detective Maier novel, The Man with the Golden Mind, is now available again via Crime Wave Press. Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five year old murder of her father, an East German cultural attaché who was killed near a fabled CIA airbase in central Laos in […]

A Nose for Trouble – a new Asia set thriller out with Crime Wave Press

Hans Kemp, my partner in crime at Crime Wave Press, Asia’s crime fiction imprint, has written his first novel, A Nose for Trouble, out this week. After responding to a richly scented plea for help Chicago PI Scanner Grant teams up with the charismatic Max Zwoelstra to travel to Hong Kong in search of Max’s […]

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 […]

The Man With the Golden Mind – Tom Vater’s Two-Minute Book Pitch

Writer Terry Irving has interviewed me about my forth coming thriller Tbe Man With The Golden Mind. Rather than the standard Q&A, Terry has furnished me with template for a movie pitch and I have tried to fill in the gaps accordingly. Read on at Tired of Talking about Myself!!!

The Cambodian Book of the Dead reviewed at A Writer’s Sidequest

I somehow overlooked this excellent review of The Cambodian Book of the Dead at A Writer’s Side Quest from back in August. “I was left astounded by The Cambodian Book of the Dead. It defied and often surpassed my expectations of the genre…” I am currently in the last stages of editing the second Detective […]

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 […]

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…..to 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 […]

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.

Andy Brouwer on The Cambodian Book of the Dead

Andy Brouwer, acclaimed Cambodian blogger plugs The Cambodian Book of the Dead this week. Read his post here.

Crime Wave Press at UBUD Writers and Readers Festival

Crime Wave Press, Asia’s brand new crime fiction publishing house is launching The Cambodian Book of the Dead, my second crime novel, at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival today!!! I will read from the book after Cambodian Chanteuse Srey Thy who usually fronts The Cambodian Space Project opens the launch.  

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