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On Air in The Panic Room – Talking crime fiction

Mekong Shadows anthology on Cambodian book shelves

Mekong Shadows, the new anthology of fiction from and about Cambodia, published my Saraswati Publishing is not available in print from Monument Books in Cambodia. The story collection features and extract from The Cambodian Book of the Dead along with contributions from many local and ex-pat writers. Read a review in Thailand’s The Nation.

Crime Wave Press – The Movie

Here’s a little story from us at Crime Wave Press. It’s about the struggle, as indie publishers, to birth great crime fiction into a market controlled by a few sluggish and conservative giants. It’s a fight we can’t win on our own. Having fantastic authors producing thrilling and captivating stories polished and edited close to […]

Bangkok Noir: Crime Fiction in the City of Angels – Jonathan DeHart in The Diplomat

Jonathan DeHart writes an in-depth article on Bangkok crime fiction in The Diplomat today. Thailand’s capital is home to a vibrant community of writers exploring the city’s vast underbelly. Excellent overview of some the city’s literary forces. Great to be interviewed for this piece and wonderful to see Crime Wave Press being mentioned. Authors James […]

Short film: SHANK by Roy Harper – An explosive thriller by one of America’s most wanted outlaws!

Coming soon from Crime Wave Press: SHANK – An explosive thriller by one of America’s most wanted outlaws! Check out a short film by Roy Harper on his explosive debut novel. Paperback and e-book available for pre-order now: Amazon UK e-book Amazon UK paperback Amazon com e-book David “Tool” Roney is a dangerous man with […]

Crime Wave Press #20 – INTO THE FIRE by Tom Larsen

Very proud to announce that INTO THE FIRE is the 20th title published by Crime Wave Press. The debut by Philadelphia based writer Tom Larsen is a wonderful and ever so slightly mean satire on Hollywood screenwriting. For now it’s out as an amazon kindle. The POD is coming later this year. Ray Ellis is […]

Bankok’s Third Fiction Night of Noir

Bangkok based writer James Newman organized the third Bangkok Night of Noir at CheckInn99, a club cum bar on Sukhumvit Road, last month. The venue, once the haunt of the likes of Bob Hope and David Bowie (probably not on the same nights) was packed with as many punters as  local ex-pat writers and aspirants […]

Fiction on Cambodia Round-Up in The Phnom Penh Post

Rosa Ellen reports on all things fiction and Cambodia in this week’s Phnom Penh Post. Great photograph by Alexander Crook.

Annual Reading Competition at Banphed School in Issan

Just got back from the 3rd annual reading competition that my wife, photographer Aroon Thaewchatturat organizes in Banphed Village, Issan, Thailand. This year, three publishers and several donors took part. 25 students won prizes and the school library was restocked with new titles. I got to read a short story, The Monkey in a Murder […]

Tomorrow’s Bangkok Noir – The Windup Girl

The definitive Bangkok novel has not been written yet. But The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi, a dark and fast-moving Sci-Fi novel set following the reign of Rama XII, gets pretty close. Local hacks should take note – this 500 page tome is light years ahead of the rather tepid Bangkok Noir genre. The dystopian […]

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