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Ralf Tooten talks Bangkok Noir

German photographer Ralf Tooten talks to me about his best selling photo book Bangkok Noir at sibylle.life. Read the interview here. Photograph by Laure Siegel.

Sacred Skin on Tattoo Maniacs – German TV

Thailand’s sacred tattoos and my book (with Aroon Thaewchatturat) Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos will be featured on Tattoo Maniacs on German TV tomorrow night. Looks like a classy show. Hm. „Tattoomaniacs – Körperkult und Arschgeweih“ – am Mittwoch, 30. November 2016, um 23:15 Uhr bei RTL II

Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos in Abenteuer & Reisen, Germany

Germany’s Abenteuer und Reisen Magazine ran an eight page story on Sak Yant and my book Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos – last month. Turned out pretty good. Text by myself. Photographs by Aroon Thaewchatturat.

THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD – Reloaded!

I am very pleased that The Cambodian Book of the Dead, the first Detective Maier novel, originally published by the now defunct Exhibit A, is out in a new Kindle edition, with a brand new cover, with Crime Wave Press. The second Maier Mystery, The Man with the Golden Mind, may well follow suit in […]

New Titles from Crime Wave Press

Upcoming titles from Crime Wave Press, Asia’s crime fiction imprint, for this spring! We’re excited.

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 […]

Lard Yao Peter – Meet a German tattooist extraordinaire!

Lard Yao Peter travels and tattoos. With long steel needles. Peter learned his trade in Lard Yao Prison, also known as Klong Prem or the Bangkok Hilton, Thailand’s notoriously infamous jail, where he spent some time in the 1990s. Spiegel TV has produced an interesting documentary on this extraordinary German. Obviously, the film is in […]

Sacred Skin goes global (again) at the Frankfurt Book Fair!

Sacred Skin, top attractions at the booths of Hong Kong publisher Visionary World and UK Distributor Kodansha this year at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

(Deutsch) Globetrotter Magazin verleiht Preis für Reisebuch des Jahres Preis an Werbefotokatalog

Sorry, this entry is only available in Deutsch.

Who owns the 21st Century?

Every day, we appear to be moving a little closer to a state of affairs where governments could become obsolete. Large parts of the world have always been ruled by people who don’t really qualify as governments, but in recent years, perfectly respectable rulers have also shown signs (not for the first time) that they […]

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