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Roy Harper interviewed at Noir on the Radio

“Being an outlaw is about freedom, it sets you loose from the boundaries of society, the boundaries of law, and the things that hold you back. The limits of where you can and can’t go and what you can and can’t do. If you have no boundaries there, then that’s the freedom that it gives […]

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 […]

Paul Brazill interviews The Man with the Golden Mind

Crime writer Paul Brazill interviews me about my current crime fiction projects including the republication of my 1960s CIA thriller The Man with the Golden Mind, featuring former war correspondent turned Detective Maier. The second Maier mystery is currently published by Crime Wave Press in ebook format. Julia Rendel asks Maier to investigate the twenty-five […]

Fun City will punch your lights out – The new Joe Dylan novel by James Newman

  “A detective should have facts, but sometimes, you just had to dance to the song playing on the jukebox, work the instinct routine, wherever it takes you.” James Newman is cutting his anchors and leaving the shore. He probably sails under a black flag and his destination is rather undefined. He’s not concerned with […]

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 […]

Crime Wave Press publish first YA title – The Murder Boys by John B Bliss

Crime Wave Press have published their first Young Adult crime novel – The  Murder Boys. I had a lot of fun editing this gripping and touching story that took place during an English summer almost four decades ago. “It will stay with you for life boy. Either way you’ll pay for it in your soul, […]

A Nose for Trouble – a new Asia set thriller out with Crime Wave Press

Hans Kemp, my partner in crime at Crime Wave Press, Asia’s crime fiction imprint, has written his first novel, A Nose for Trouble, out this week. After responding to a richly scented plea for help Chicago PI Scanner Grant teams up with the charismatic Max Zwoelstra to travel to Hong Kong in search of Max’s […]

A Madras Miasma, published by Crime Wave Press, makes Top 10 crime debuts of 2014 @ Crime Fiction Lover (UK)

A Madras Miasma, written by Brian Stoddart and published by my crime fiction imprint Crime Wave Press, makes the Top 10 crime debuts of 2014 @ Crime Fiction Lover (UK). The author is a distinguished academic in Australia, and has written many non-fiction books, but this is his debut as a novelist. We are in […]

Out today in the US…The Cambodian Book of the Dead

I am extremely delighted that Exhibit A Books have published my second novel THE CAMBODIAN BOOK OF THE DEAD in the US today. The UK edition is out in a couple of weeks. The novel featuring the German detective Maier has a long history which I recently discussed as a guest blogger with Keith Walters. […]

New Crime Wave Press Title: Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio: Paperback out now!

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