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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 […]

The Curious Corpse to be made into a movie

The Curious Corpse, the fourth installment in Nick Wilgus acclaimed series of Father Ananda crime novels, is beng made into a movie. De Warenne Pictures, who also produced Mindfulness and Murder, the first title in the series, purchased the rights from Crime Wave Press last year. Looking forward too seeing one of our titles to […]

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

Saigon Dark, published by Crime Wave Press

Very pleased to be publishing SAIGON DARK by Elka Ray this month. The first novel by a female author published by Crime Wave Press (we are keen but more than 90% of the submissions we get are by men) had me on the edge of my seat throughout. Good and bad. Life and death. Some […]

Four New Titles from Crime Wave Press in November

  Crime Wave Press, my publishing venture with Hans Kemp, and Asia’s only English language crime fiction imprint, has been producing quality crime fiction for four years now. We have 28 titles under our belt, one of our books, The Curious Corpse by Nick Wilgus, has just been optioned for a movie by De Warenne […]

How I wrote Burmese Light – in InDepth Magazine

My account on how I wrote Burmese Light, the illustrated book by photographer Hans Kemp in InDepth Magazine. Read the story on pages 20-23. Or read it right here… It really hit me while I was walking amongst the giant stone ruins of the former kingdom in Mrauk-U, which ruled much of Burma from the […]

Burmese Light reviewed at Woasis

Burmese Light, the beautiful illustrated book by photographer Hans Kemp with a text by myself, gets a great review at Woasis this week. “…both a wonderful introduction to as well as a useable memoir of a country that is increasingly the focus of travelers seeking to explore a world less traveled.” Read the full review […]

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 […]

Crime Wave Press in The South China Morning Post

Ysabelle Cheung reports on my publishing imprint Crime Wave Press this week. My friend and partner in crime Hans Kemp provides the clues to the scene of the crime. Read the full article here.. It’s always too late for someone.” That’s the enigmatic tagline of Hong Kong-based Crime Wave Press, a two-and-a-half-year-old publishing company with […]

A Nose for Trouble – a new Asia set thriller out with Crime Wave Press

Hans Kemp, my partner in crime at Crime Wave Press, Asia’s crime fiction imprint, has written his first novel, A Nose for Trouble, out this week. After responding to a richly scented plea for help Chicago PI Scanner Grant teams up with the charismatic Max Zwoelstra to travel to Hong Kong in search of Max’s […]

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