Category Archives: Asian noir

Book review: Missing in Rangoon

For well over twenty years Canadian lawyer turned crime writer Christopher G Moore has chronicled change in Thailand and the surrounding region through the character of Bangkok-based American private investigator, Vincent Calvino. Moore has penned thirteen Calvino books. Most of them … Continue reading

MIFF 2013 progress report #1: Manila in the Claws of Light & Monsoon Shootout

A couple of weeks ago I posted on the films I was planning to check out as part of the Melbourne International Festival. Yesterday I ticked off my first two choices, the Indian noir Monsoon Shootout and Manila in the Claws … Continue reading

Book review: Kuala Lumpur noir

If you need further proof there’s no better vehicle than crime fiction for shining a light into the crevices and cracks of society the powers in control don’t want you to see, check out a new anthology called KL Noir. … Continue reading

Fact and fiction in criminal case file 002

Late last week Ieng Sary aka criminal case file 002, former foreign minister for the charnel house known as the Khmer Rouge regime, died in Phnom Penh at the age of eighty seven. One of five senior members of the … Continue reading

One Ashore in Singapore kicks off Beat to a Pulp’s 2013 schedule

A quick heads up that my short story, ‘One Ashore in Singapore’ is kicking off Beat to a Pulp’s 2013 fiction schedule. For readers, particularly in Australia, who are not familiar with Beat to a Pulp, it’s one of several sites … Continue reading