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Paul Brazill interviews The Man with the Golden Mind

Crime writer Paul Brazill interviews me about my current crime fiction projects including the republication of my 1960s CIA thriller The Man with the Golden Mind, featuring former war correspondent turned Detective Maier. The second Maier mystery is currently published by Crime Wave Press in ebook format. Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Advance Reading Copies for The Cambodian Book of the Dead

Journalists, writers, bloggers interested in reviewing my new crime novel The Cambodian Book of the Dead, out very soon with Exhibit A, please follow this trail…..to the advance reading copies….and thank you… Private eye and former war reporter Maier is sent to Cambodia to track down the missing heir to a Hamburg coffee empire. His […]

Crime Wave Press at UBUD Writers and Readers Festival

Crime Wave Press, Asia’s brand new crime fiction publishing house is launching The Cambodian Book of the Dead, my second crime novel, at the UBUD Writers and Readers Festival today!!! I will read from the book after Cambodian Chanteuse Srey Thy who usually fronts The Cambodian Space Project opens the launch.  

The Cambodian Book of the Dead in Top 100 Hardboiled Novels on amazon!

The Cambodian Book of the Dead is in the Top 100 Hardboiled novels on amazon UK! About the book: Cambodia 2001 – a country re-emerges from a half century of war, genocide, famine and cultural collapse. German Detective Maier travels to Phnom Penh, the Asian kingdom’s ramshackle capital to find the heir to a Hamburg […]

Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice – Review on The Devil’s Road

I just reviewed Jake Adelstein’s Tokyo Vice for the The Devil’s Road, a blog on all things Noir and Hardboiled. Read the full review of this tale of an American journalist on Japan’s crime beat.

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