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Posts tagged Mindfulness and Murder

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 […]

Crime Wave Press meets Father Ananda

A real pleasure for myself and Hans Kemp to meet Vithaya Pansringarm, the actor who played Father Ananda in Mindfulness and Murder, published byCrime Wave Press, at the Bangkok premiere of Lupin III. And Khun Vithaya is keen to do another Father Ananda movie. About the novel by Nick Wilgus: When a homeless boy living […]

How Asia Specialists Crime Wave Press Opened to the World

In the summer of 2012, my friend Hans Kemp and I were sitting in Bangkok, Thailand, talking about the changing world of publishing and the new challenges facing small independent publishers and writers. Hans and I had just collaborated on a successful illustrated book — Sacred Skin, Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos — for his Hong Kong […]

Crime Wave Press – The Story So Far…

My publishing imprint CRIME WAVE PRESS is one year old. Together with Hans Kemp, I have published seven crime novels (an 8th title is on its way), sold foreign rights to two of our books and established ourselves as a crime fiction force to be reckoned with in the Kindle charts. Read the full story […]

Sister Suicide by Nick Wilgus – Free on Kindle, March 5th to 7th!!!

Sister Suicide is the second Father Ananda Mystery, written by acclaimed American author Nick Wilgus and published by Crime Wave Press. A nun is torn apart by crocodiles in a Buddhist theme park. Is it a case of suicide or does a monastic community in the Thai provinces harbor a vicious killer? Father Ananda, Buddhist […]

The Next Big Thing

Janet Brown, author of Tone Deaf in Bangkok, asked me to take part in The Next Big Thing, a short interview which highlights authors and their new or forthcoming books. Thank you, Janet!!! The idea is that I answer the questions below, post the interview and then ask five other writers to answer the same […]

Crime Wave Press – Interview by Paul D. Brazill

I’ve been interviewed by British crime writer Paul D. Brazill about the crime fiction imprint I launched with publisher Hans Kemp last year, Crime Wave Press. Crime Wave Press is a Hong Kong based fiction imprint that endeavors to publish the best new crime novels from Asia and about Asia to readers around the globe. […]

Sister Suicide – The 5th Crime Wave Press Title – Out Now!!!

Suicide Sister, the second installment of the Father Ananda series sees the Bangkok based Buddhist monk and his sidekick Jak travel to the Thai hinterlands to investigate the mysterious death of a nun in a Buddhist theme park, popular for its garish depictions of hell. As soon as the reluctant sleuth arrives at the monastery […]

Riding the Crime Wave – CWP in ASIA LIFE Magazine

Everyone has a good book in them so they say, Asia’s first English-language crime publishing house looks set to put that adage to the test. Mark Bibby Jackson interviews me about all things Crime Wave Press in this month’s ASIA LIFE Magazine, both in the Thailand and Cambodia edition. I get to talk about crime […]

Crime Wave Press publishes Mindfulness and Murder by Nick Wilgus

My fiction imprint, Crime Wave Press, is extremely proud to be publishing Mindfulness and Murder, by American author Nick Wilgus, the first in the Father Ananda murder-mystery series and recently made into a feature film in Thailand. The Story: When a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up […]

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