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Interview on forthcoming The Monsoon Ghost Image at My Book Place

My Book Place were so kind as to ask me about my current crime fiction adventures. So if you’re interested in what I am writing and reading at the moment, check out the interview here.  

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The Kolkata Conundrum – The 24th title from Crime Wave Press

Very happy to say that my publishing house Crime Wave Press have released their 24th title. The Kolkata Conundrum by Kalyan Lahiri is a classic detective tale set in the infamous West Bengali capital.  The tale of a murdered high so lady is the first Orko Deb Mystery, following the adventures of a sometimes hapless […]

Crime Wave Press meets Father Ananda

A real pleasure for myself and Hans Kemp to meet Vithaya Pansringarm, the actor who played Father Ananda in Mindfulness and Murder, published byCrime Wave Press, at the Bangkok premiere of Lupin III. And Khun Vithaya is keen to do another Father Ananda movie. About the novel by Nick Wilgus: When a homeless boy living […]

A Madras Miasma, published by Crime Wave Press, makes Top 10 crime debuts of 2014 @ Crime Fiction Lover (UK)

A Madras Miasma, written by Brian Stoddart and published by my crime fiction imprint Crime Wave Press, makes the Top 10 crime debuts of 2014 @ Crime Fiction Lover (UK). The author is a distinguished academic in Australia, and has written many non-fiction books, but this is his debut as a novelist. We are in […]

The Man with the Golden Mind reviewed at Crime Review UK

…there is little relief from a barrage of very dark deeds and sudden grisly deaths. To mine any humour from this book you will need a very black view of the world. Chris Roberts reviews The Man with the Golden Mind at Crime Review UK. As previously mentioned, my publisher Exhibit A decided to call […]

Out today in the US…The Cambodian Book of the Dead

I am extremely delighted that Exhibit A Books have published my second novel THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD in the US today. The UK edition is out in a couple of weeks. The novel featuring the German detective Maier has a long history which I recently discussed as a guest blogger with Keith Walters. […]

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 […]

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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