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Posts tagged Maier mystery

The new cover for The Cambodian Book of the Dead!!! Out soon with Exhibit A!!!

The Cambodian Book of the Dead will be out world wide (except Thailand and Cambodia where Crime Wave Press retains the rights)  with Exhibit A in June. Here’s the new very cool cover!!! The Cambodian Book of the Dead is the first Maier Mystery. Part Two is in the works and should be out early […]

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 the Phnom Penh Post

Dagmarah Mackos interviews me about my second novel, The Cambodian Book of the Dead, in last weekend’s Phnom Penh Post. Read the full interview here. Inside The Cambodian Book of the Dead: Cambodia 2001 – a country re-emerges from a half century of war, genocide, famine and cultural collapse. German Detective Maier travels to Phnom […]

Mee and Ow in The Cambodian Book of the Dead

“Mee and Ow sat in the shade of a mango tree and were doing their make-up. Both of them wore gloves that reached all the way up to their elbows, to keep the tropical sun off their skins. They looked briefly at Maier, with the curiosity usually reserved for a passing dog. It was too […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead reviewed by Crime Fiction Lover Blog this week

The second Crime Wave Press publication to hit the digital shelves, my very own The Cambodian Book of the Dead, is reviewed at Crime Fiction Lover this week… “The narrative is fast-paced and the frequent action scenes are convincingly written. The smells and sounds of Cambodia are vividly brought to life, and aficionados of this […]

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