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The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu – Review at The Dorset Book Detective

A brand new and very kind review of my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, at The Dorset Book Detective. Thanks! A snappy thriller with strong characterisation and witty dialogue, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu is an entertaining read with as many plot twists as it has droll one liners.   Tom Vater’s novel […]

With writer Marco Ferrese in Penang, Malaysia

One of the great boons of being a writer is hanging out with other writers. Here I am celebrating the dying hours of 2015 with my friend, writer Marco Ferrarese who is currently in the very enviable position of having had his bestselling debut novel NAZI GORENG banned in the country he dissects so effectively, […]

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 […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed at The Crime Segments

“There are plenty of unique, crazy and offbeat characters that fill this novel, and the author has a keen eye for detail.  The part of this story that took place in the Blue Parrot is one of my favorites, and is an excellent example of how the author sets a scene that sucks the reader […]

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 – Tom Vater’s Two-Minute Book Pitch

Writer Terry Irving has interviewed me about my forth coming thriller Tbe Man With The Golden Mind. Rather than the standard Q&A, Terry has furnished me with template for a movie pitch and I have tried to fill in the gaps accordingly. Read on at Tired of Talking about Myself!!!

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed by Ron McMillan at Amazon

Great review of The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu by Ron McMillan at Amazon. “My first experience of Kathmandu dates back to the days when the flawed heroes of The Devil’s Road rolled into town in their beaten up van – and the author has captured the period beautifully. The cheap hostels and lakeside hangouts (in […]

Beeizebub Travels in a Bedford

A great new review of my first novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published in The Advisor, a Cambodian weekly! “There is no question as to how Tom Vater came up with the title to his novel The Devil’s Road To Kathmandu: the sheer mix of danger, drugs and salacious exploits transports the reader straight […]

The Cambodian Book of the Dead reviewed at Pulp Curry

I have been away from the Internet for some time, thankfully and several reviews have piled up in my absence including this analytical missive on The Cambodian Book of the Dead by crime writer Andrew Nette on his excellent site Pulp Curry. “The Cambodian Book of the Dead is a hardboiled crime story wrapped in […]

New Crime Wave Press Title: Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio Out Now!!!

After having one of our titles, Mindfulness and Murder in the Top 100 Crime novels on Amazon this week, Crime Wave Press introduces it’s latest thriller: Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio. Gaijin Cowgirl is a high octane adventure introducing Val Benson, flaky Tokyo hostess and utterly unreliable protagonist who stumbles across a map to one […]

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