Category Archives: Crime fiction and film from Cambodia

My year in books: Tom Vater

I’m pleased to welcome Bangkok-based journalist and writer Tom Vater as the next contributor to the ‘my year in books’ series. Tom is the author of The Cambodian Book of the Dead, a great hard-boiled crime novel set in Cambodia, … Continue reading

Book review: The Cambodian Book of the Dead

I’ve been meaning to read Tom Vator’s debut novel, The Cambodian Book of the Dead for a while now. I’m glad I finally got around to doing the task, because it’s one hell of a ride. Amusing, horrifying, at times … Continue reading

Ghost Money makes long list for Ned Kelly crime writing awards

The long lists for the 2013 Ned Kelly awards for Australian crime writing have been released. My novel, Ghost Money, has made the long list for best First Fiction, along with a number of other excellent books. Ghost Money continues … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: more adventures behind the bamboo screen

One of the most successful pulp fiction related posts to date on this site was a selection of Asian themed pulp fiction paperback covers I put up in 2011, Behind the bamboo screen: Asian pulp covers of the sixties and … Continue reading

Ghost Money now available in print

Ghost Money, my crime novel set in nineties Cambodia, is now available in print. Since Ghost Money came out as an e-book at the end of October last year a number of you have been asking when it will be … Continue reading