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Posts tagged Nick Wilgus

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 […]

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 […]

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 interviewed on the Garlic Never Sleeps blog

I am interviewed on the Garlic Never Sleeps blog about all things Crime Wave Press this week.

Crime Wave Press – The Covers

  Crime Wave Press is a new Hong Kong crime fiction imprint, launched by publisher Hans Kemp and myself in October this year. We now have four kicking titles out, though we have just sold world wide rights to The Cambodian Book of the Dead to British publisher Exhibit A, so that one’s no longer […]

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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