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The Man with the Golden Mind – Review in Looking For A Good Book

Great review of my second Detective Maier novel The Man with the Golden Mind at Looking for a Good Book, from 2014. Writers often hear the mantra “show, don’t tell,” but author Vater brings this to a new level.  Rather than showing us what is happening, he brings us in to the environment and lets […]

The Monsoon Ghost Image – Detective Maier rises from the ashes of Exhibit A

   I am 40000 words into Monsoon Ghost Image, the third Detective Maier Mystery. Following the mismanagement and eventual bankruptcy of my publisher Exhibit A, Detective Maier went to ground after The Cambodian Book of the Dead and The Man with the Golden Mind. Now he has a new case. Maier is back. The final […]

The Man with the Golden Mind – Podcast hits 17.000 listens

The Podcast I did back in June on my new novel The Man with the Golden Mind, the second Detective Maier Mystery has had more than 17.000 listens. Thanks very much to Stuart Beaton at The Small Picture Podcasts for the great interview. Listen to the full podcast here.

Crime fiction publisher Exhibit A folds after just 12 months.

    Exhibit A Books, the publisher that put out my first two Detective Maier novels, The Cambodian Book of the Dead and The Man with the Golden Gun, folded yesterday after just a year of publishing. How this imprint might have imagined to start making a significant profit in such a short time without proper […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead at Crime Review

“Tom Vater is apparently well-travelled and his picture of Cambodia is as compelling as it is scary. The country is poor and civic institutions ill-organised and riddled with corruption: life is cheap, and everything is for sale. Even the roads are lethal, driving licences apparently unknown and traffic rules non-existent or ignored. And close to […]

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.

THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD in The Chiang Mai City Post

Sometimes the same is different, author Tom Vater reminds us to impressive effect in his second novel, THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD writes Kevin S Cummings in The Chiang Mai City News. Read the full review here.  

The Cambodian Book of the Dead reviewed at The Speculative Book Review

The Cambodian Book of the Dead gets another great review at Speculative Book Review. “The Cambodian Book of The Dead was an unexpected surprise that I really enjoyed. It was a fast read and a nice change of pace. Recommended.”

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.

Riding the Crime Wave – CWP in ASIA LIFE Magazine

Everyone has a good book in them so they say, Asia’s first English-language crime publishing house looks set to put that adage to the test. Mark Bibby Jackson interviews me about all things Crime Wave Press in this month’s ASIA LIFE Magazine, both in the Thailand and Cambodia edition. I get to talk about crime […]

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