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Posts tagged Exhibit A Books

The Man with the Golden Mind in The Chiang Mai City News

The Man with the Golden Mind, the second Detective Maier Mystery, published by Exhibit A Books, gets reviewed by Kevin Cummings in The Chiang Mai City News. Vater​ has fine-tuned his craft. The writing is tighter than The Cambodian Book of the Dead (Exhibit A 2013) although still on the darker and more violent side of crime […]

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.

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 […]

The Man with the Golden Mind – Out Now!

The Man with the Golden Mind. Photographed by Manis On Fire.

Sex, Drugs, and Executions: Author Tom Vater Talks Inspiration For His New Book

…plenty of sex, drugs, assassinations, executions, kidnapping, double-crosses and other darkness-tinged exotica along the way. How I came up with The Man with the Golden Mind, over at Exhibit A.

The Man with the Golden Mind – Opening Chapter

Read the opening chapter of The Man with the Golden Mind, out today with Exhibit A Books in the US and UK. 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 1976. But […]

The Man with the Golden Mind – out today!!!

The second Maier Mystery, The Man with the Golden Mind, is out today. The novel is set in Laos and based on the CIA’s largest covert operation to date. Read an excellent and generous review by Terry Irving. The book is a quest for truth, a search for a father and family, and a journey […]

The Man with the Golden Mind – Reviewed at Looking for a Good Book

My novel The Man with the Golden Mind, out later this month with Exhibit A Books, gets a great review at Looking For A Good Book. The second Maier Mystery takes the German detective to Laos and back in time to the CIA’s secret war in Indochina in the 1960s and 70s. “This novel is […]

How Asia Specialists Crime Wave Press Opened to the World

In the summer of 2012, my friend Hans Kemp and I were sitting in Bangkok, Thailand, talking about the changing world of publishing and the new challenges facing small independent publishers and writers. Hans and I had just collaborated on a successful illustrated book — Sacred Skin, Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos — for his Hong Kong […]

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!!!

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