The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu – Film Rights sold!

Books Fiction Nepal

The film rights for my first novel, The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu, originally published in 2004, have been bought by 108 Media.

In 1976, four friends – Dan, Fred, Tim and Thierry – are on a bus along the hippie trail from London to Kathmandu. But everything is not going according to plan.

After a drug deal goes wrong, the boys barely escape with their lives. Thousands of kilometers, numerous acid trips, accidents, nightclubs and a pair of beautiful Siamese twins later, they finally reach the counter-culture capital of the world, Kathmandu, and Fred disappears with the drug money.

A quarter-century later, mysterious emails invite the other three to pick up their share of the money, and they decide to reunite in Kathmandu. Soon, a trail of kidnapping and murder leads them across the Roof of the World.

With the help of Dan’s backpacking son, a tattooed lady and a Buddhist angel, the ageing hippies try to solve a 25-year old mystery that takes them amongst Himalayan peaks, and towards the inevitable showdown with their past.

Thanks a million to my agent Marjacq.

And to think that Harper Collins India told me The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu was immoral twenty years ago…. I took it in my stride then and take it as a compliment now.