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Talking about writing at My Book Place

I was interviewed at My Book Place a while ago about all things bookish…. What is your favorite book of all time? Hard to say, so many – Geek Love by Katherine Dunn, the Chandler novels, Treasure Island by Stevenson, Burmese Days by George Orwell, The Quiet American by Graham Greene, Killing Mr Watson by […]

The Monsoon Ghost Image – Out Now!

Grab a digital copy for US$3.99. The print edition is out in December. The third Detective Maier mystery, published by Crime Wave Press, is a taut and crazy spy thriller for our disturbing times. When award-winning German conflict photographer Martin Ritter disappears in a boating accident in Thailand, the nation mourns the loss of a […]

The Monsoon Ghost Image in Literary Titan

I was interviewed by Laure Siegel for Literary Titan about my forthcoming novel The Monsoon Ghost Image, the last past in my Detective Maier southeast Asian trilogy, to be published by Crime Wave Press next month. With The Monsoon Ghost Image, I wanted to bring the series into the recent past. Rather than have Maier […]

Dirty Pictures, Secret Wars & Human Beasts – Coming soon: The Monsoon Ghost Image

Detective Maier Is Back Soon To Investigate The Politics Of Murder The third Detective Maier mystery is a taut and crazy spy thriller for our disturbing times. When award-winning German conflict photographer Martin Ritter disappears in a boating accident in Thailand, the nation mourns the loss of a cultural icon. But a few weeks later, […]

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.  

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 […]

THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD – Reloaded!

I am very pleased that The Cambodian Book of the Dead, the first Detective Maier novel, originally published by the now defunct Exhibit A, is out in a new Kindle edition, with a brand new cover, with Crime Wave Press. The second Maier Mystery, The Man with the Golden Mind, may well follow suit in […]

An Asian Crime Wave – Crime Wave Press & Detective Maier in Publisher’s Weekly

My creation Detective Maier and my publishing house Crime Wave Press and several of its authors get a great plug in Publisher’s Weekly. Thanks to Lenny Picker. Check out his story ‘An Asian Crime Wave’ on pages 26 and 27. As Lenny reports, Detective Maier will be back in The Monsoon Ghost Image later this […]

The Monsoon Ghost Image – Detective Maier rises from the ashes of Exhibit A

   I am 40000 words into Monsoon Ghost Image, the third Detective Maier Mystery. Following the mismanagement and eventual bankruptcy of my publisher Exhibit A, Detective Maier went to ground after The Cambodian Book of the Dead and The Man with the Golden Mind. Now he has a new case. Maier is back. The final […]

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