I am a little brain dead tonight as a result of having spent a wonderful weekend in Adelaide as a guest of the South Australian Writers Centre inaugural Crimefest. I’ll be writing about this event more a little later in the week, when I’ve had some sleep.
For now, I just wanted to give readers a heads up that Crime Wave Press, the publisher of my crime novel set in 1990s Cambodia, Ghost Money, will be discounting the Kindle version of the book to 99 cents for 24 hours on June 30.
So, if you have not picked up a copy of the book yet, here is a chance to do so at very little cost.
Ghost Money was first published in the US in 2012 and has recently been republished by the Hong Kong based Crime Wave Press.
Second time around the book is continuing to get good feedback from those who read it. The respected site, My Bookish Ways recently said of the Ghost Money that it ‘is highly recommended for old school and new school noir fans alike, especially for anyone looking for a change of locale. There’s something refreshing about reading a story like this without it being set in an American or European city. Add in a genuinely interesting (and mixed race!) protagonist with some scary, scary villains and you’re in for a real treat (you can read the full review here).’
Paul Coggan, also gave it a good wrap on his site: ‘I love Max, a man born right in the middle of a modern multicultural identity crisis, his father a dysfunctional Australian cop, his mother Vietnamese but Max never knew her, and though Max looks Asian he doesn’t speak Vietnamese, nor Khmer, but he does speak Thai. The supporting actors are pretty compelling too, especially Sarin the Cambodian interpreter, psychically scarred by the Pol Pot years, trying to find a way to survive in the new Cambodia. We all know a couple of Sarins. Add a varied gallery of expat chancers (“When you’ve used up your last chance there’s always Cambodia” – I can hear Bogie muttering that out the corner of his mouth) and you have Phnom Penh then and now.’
And if you do end up buying a copy of Ghost Money and read it, please let me know what you think of it.