Category Archives: Crime fiction and film from Thailand

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

Book review: The Dying Beach

There’s two things I love having on this site – special guests and crime fiction set in Asia. Today’s post has both.  Crime writer Robert Gott was kind enough to drop by and review my partner Angela Savage’s wonderful new … Continue reading

Marking time in the City of Angels

I always find revisiting a city I’ve lived in after a long time away a bittersweet experience. In the mid-nineties I spent nearly six years in South East Asia, with my partner Angela Savage, mainly working as a journalist. This … Continue reading

Writing noir fiction in Asia

Late last week in Phnom Penh a book was launched that I’m very proud to have a story in. It’s called Phnom Penh Noir, an anthology of 14 noir stories set in Cambodia. Amongst the authors are Roland Joffe, the … Continue reading

Melbourne International Film Festival: progress report

A couple of weeks ago I posted on the crime movies I was going to catch at the Melbourne International Film Festival. Nearly half way through, here’s my progress report. First, the bad news. Killer Joe, which I checked out … Continue reading