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The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published 12 years ago

                                            The first edition of The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published in 2005 by Dragon’s Mouth Press in HK. Photo by Charlie Londs. The novel about a drug deal gone wrong on the 70s […]

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 […]

Tom Vater on Travel Talk Asia

I am interviewed this week on Travel Talk Asia about travel writing and my journalistic career in Asia for the past two decades. Hope there are some interesting insights on the craft and a life well lived.  Thanks to Trevor Ranges for suggesting I come on the show. Listen to the full interview here. Photograph […]

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 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 […]

“Los mochileros son consumistas” entrevista a Tom Vater

I’ve been interviewed by Editorial Xplora to promote Kathmandu, camino al infierno, the Spanish edition of my first novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu which has just been republished in paperback with Crime WavePress. Here’s the lowdown: Tom Vater, escritor y periodista experto en el Sur y Sureste Asiático, lleva viajando y viviendo durante más […]

Kathmandu, Camino al Infierno – Out Now!!!

Kathmandu, camino al infierno, the Spanish translation of my first novel The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, published by Editorial Xplora, is out now!!! ‘The Devil’s Road To Kathmandu’ is a tense, fast paced and kaleidoscopic pulp thriller, following the lives of two generations of drifters who become embroiled in a saga of sex, drugs and […]

Dead Sea, the new thriller from Crime Wave Press free on amazon!!!

Hold your breath! Mark down the dates! Crime Wave Press will offer the high seas thriller Dead Sea by Sam Lopez for FREE as an e-book download from amazon on December 22,23 and 24! Check out this new fantastic review of the book on amazon by Sandeman: It’s been said that the start and end-points […]

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu reviewed on Vagablogging

The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, my first novel, currently out with Crime Wave Press and soon published in Spanish as well, is reviewed on acclaimed travel blog Vagablogging this week. The plot is precisely knit as a handmade, intricate Kashmiri carpet…  writes reviewer Marco Ferrarese. Read the low down here.  

Tom Vater interviewed by Pat Bertram

I have been interviewed about my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, out now with Crime Wave Press,  on Pat Bertram’s literary blog.

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