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Posts tagged The Cambodian Book of the Dead

The Crime Fiction of Phnom Penh @ Crime Reads

Patrick French reports on Drifters, Conspirators, and Noir in Cambodia’s Capital City for Crime Reads and writes… “Hard-boiled and noir is pretty much the only option on the menu when it comes to Phnom Penh crime writing. Tom Vater, a Bangkok-based writer and publisher, wrote The Cambodian Book of the Dead (2013) which sees German […]

Interview on forthcoming The Monsoon Ghost Image at My Book Place

My Book Place were so kind as to ask me about my current crime fiction adventures. So if you’re interested in what I am writing and reading at the moment, check out the interview here.  

Mekong Shadows anthology on Cambodian book shelves

Mekong Shadows, the new anthology of fiction from and about Cambodia, published my Saraswati Publishing is not available in print from Monument Books in Cambodia. The story collection features and extract from The Cambodian Book of the Dead along with contributions from many local and ex-pat writers. Read a review in Thailand’s The Nation.

Tom Vater – Noir On The Radio

              My radio podcast interview with the great Greg Barth on Noir On The Radio. I talk about my crime novels, Crime Wave Press and the life on the road. …listen to it here. I get to talk about my books, SE Asian history, Tony Poe, The Heart of […]

Tom Vater talks crime fiction on Noir on the Radio on Friday January 14th, 10pm EST

I will be talking about my crime novels and my publishing imprint Crime Wave Press on http://www.blogtalkradio.com on Friday, January 14th at 10pm EST on Noir on the Radio with host Greg Barth.

The Man with the Golden Mind reviewed at Creative Writer’s Boost

                          “The Man with the Golden Mind brings postwar Viet Nam back on the grid. As you walk along with Cultural Attache Rendel and his mysterious spy cohort, code named Weldmeister, you can almost smell the damp smell from the muddy river.” The […]

Four New Titles from Crime Wave Press in November

  Crime Wave Press, my publishing venture with Hans Kemp, and Asia’s only English language crime fiction imprint, has been producing quality crime fiction for four years now. We have 28 titles under our belt, one of our books, The Curious Corpse by Nick Wilgus, has just been optioned for a movie by De Warenne […]

The Man with the Golden Mind – republished via Crime Wave Press

Originally published by Exhibit A, my second Detective Maier novel, The Man with the Golden Mind, is now available again via Crime Wave Press. Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five year old murder of her father, an East German cultural attaché who was killed near a fabled CIA airbase in central Laos in […]

The Man with the Golden Mind – Review in Looking For A Good Book

Great review of my second Detective Maier novel The Man with the Golden Mind at Looking for a Good Book, from 2014. Writers often hear the mantra “show, don’t tell,” but author Vater brings this to a new level.  Rather than showing us what is happening, he brings us in to the environment and lets […]

THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD at Paul Brazill’s

THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD is featured in this week’s writer’s round-up at Paul Brazill‘s this week: What Goes On? Vater, Bird, Tomlinson, Miles. I share Paul’s virtual stage with Nigel Bird, Katherine Tomlinson and Maritetta Miles. Here’s what I had to say…. I’ve just republished THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD, the first in […]

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