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Saigon Dark, published by Crime Wave Press

Very pleased to be publishing SAIGON DARK by Elka Ray this month. The first novel by a female author published by Crime Wave Press (we are keen but more than 90% of the submissions we get are by men) had me on the edge of my seat throughout. Good and bad. Life and death. Some […]

Sacred Skin reviewed in the Southeast Asia Globe!

Looks like Thailand’s spirit tattoos are taking the world by storm. My new book on Sak Yant, Sacred Skin, with images by Aroon Thaewchatturat, has been featured alongside another upcoming title on the same subject, Sacred Tattoos of Thailand, by Joe Cummings (with images by Dan White), in the July issue of the Southeast Asia […]

Chuwit Kamolvisit – Thailand’s Political Lone Ranger speaks out…again

“In the morning, when I wake up, I drink a coffee and I read the paper. What is today’s bullshit, today’s lie? I never believe anything that’s written in the papers, they’re like cartoons. They’re entertainment. They don’t tell the truth.” Former massage parlour kingpin Chuwit Kamolvisit says Thailand’s political establishment remains as hypocritical and […]

Tom Vater reports for the Southeast Asia Globe: Postcard from a War Zone

The conflict between the Thai government and the Red Shirts – the former backed by a lose interest group that includes the military, royalists, part of the capital’s business community and right-wing fringe elements, commonly known as the Yellow Shirts, the latter a growing and motley collection of often paid supporters of fugitive former Prime […]

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