The Trembling of a Leaf, Little Stories of the South Sea Islands by W. Somerset Maugham
Kicking Dogs by Collin Piprell, surviving Bangkok's boom - Thai style. A comic thriller set in boom-time Bangkok. A fast and funny novel from the author of Bangkok Knights and Yawn (A Thriller).
The Black Gentlemen of Trong Suan - a novel by John McMahon
Pool and its Role in Asian Communism by Colin Cotterill
A funny and moving tale set during the secret war in Laos
It is spring in Sydney. Dr Trafalgar Trayson, a celebrated psychiatrist working overseas returns to Australia. After twenty years of marriage and three children, he sacrifices his career, marriage, and family by falling in love with Josh, a young Maltese man separated from his parents. It is a story of turmoil and love and heart-wrenching consequences: a love that has a devastating end.
Les Abbey has been a regular contributor of short stories to the Pattaya Trader magazine for last few years. These 29 stories in the second volume of Sea Shanties date from late 2010 through to the beginning of 2013.
By Leonard H. Le Blanc III
A US military detective mystery set at U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Air Base, Thailand, right at the end of the Vietnam War. Air Base involves two young US Air Force Security Police officers in their attempt to solve a massive Thai-operated theft ring on the base. It describes the cultural immersion of the protagonists into an exotic Southeast Asian country and the social interactions and clashes between the two cultures through the eyes of the participants.
Franks Evans, New York City orphan, US Marine, CIA Operative, Bangkok drunk, and philanderer.Johnny Gould, disheartened California dreamer, hard on with a heart, and hopeless romantic. Harry Doughty, happy-go-lucky incorrigible rascal, chases the elusive American Dream. Ansel Bean, privileged nerd, misanthrope, and hapless underdog. Collect the above, add a sundry of stunning Asian temptresses, barons of industry, and intractable washouts, place in a wok, spice heavily with raw libido, fantasy, greed and compassion, stir over open flame and simmer until the reader is served a feast of erotic adventure, delight, passion, illusion, tragedy and ruin.
Sequel to AIR BASE. The continuation of the military detective mystery set at U-Tapao Royal Thai Naval Air Base, Thailand, right at the end of the Vietnam War. It involves a young US Air Force Security Police officer and his attempt to solve a massive Thai-operated theft ring on the base. The novel concludes with the protagonist being re-assigned to the USA and then the mystery is solved in an dramatically unexpected way in a final denouement back at U-Tapao five years later.
White Lotus / Black Son by Ricardo Guanot
A Thai journey into a sexual heart of darkness.
A disturbing mystery novel of a family's disintegration, corrupted by its incestuous past. This is not a novel that will let you sleep easily.
Evil in the Land Without By Colin Cotterill
A thrilling chase for a child abuser and murderer that spans three continents, Europe, Africa and Asia. The English detective's own family is at risk as he attempts to find a most evil man.
Letters From Leonard by S.E. Kennedy
When Paul receives a phone call telling him his best friend has committed suicide, he begins reading Leonard's old letters in an effort to find out why. This turns into a journey of discovery as Paul becomes obsessed with tracing his friend's steps over the last days and months of his life. Along the way, he comes face to face with his own demons and self-destructive nature as he risks everything including his job, his marriage and his family, to put the ghost of his friend to rest.
The Vampire of Siam By Jim Newport
Wealthy expat Martin Larue has made Bangkok his home. Jaded and bored, he dabbles in journalism. After his editor sends him on a “ride along” with the police, Martin uncovers evidence of a serial killer in the City of Angels. His subsequent article is front-page news, and leads to a visit from the murderer himself, a 150 year old charming vampire – Ramonne Delacroix.
Jasmine Nights by S. P. Somtow
At twelve years old, Little Frog has a richly fantastic and sustaining inner life. It is 1963, his parents have disappeared, and he lives with his maiden aunts, known affectionately as the Three Fates, on a family estate in Bangkok. But, fed by a steam of books and accompanied by his pet chameleon, Little Frog refuses to accept that he is Thai; eats English food; speaks only English; and answers to the name Justin.
Dragon's Fin Soup by S.P. Somtow
Dragon's Fin Soup in the tradition of the Marx Brothers.
Eight Rowdy Tales where East and West don't meet - they collide.
Eight Frightening Ruminations where nothing is as it seems, and even the unreal is an illusion.
Eight Delectable Servings that could only have sprung from the fevered mind of S.P.Somtow: the most unique writer of this, or any other, millennium.
Boat People by James Eckardt
Boat People is a panoramic novel of greed and compassion, violence and family love, desperation and hope. It is September 1981, the high tide of boat people flight from Vietnam. From the Mekong Delta port of Rach Gia, one boat, crammed with fishermen, farmers, political refugees, and urban hustlers, runs a 300-mile gauntlet of pirates and storms for the safe haven of Songkhla Refugee Camp. Here the survivors meet the West in the form of religious idealists and burnt-out aid workers. Some boat people are drawn to black market gangs; others to public service or official corruption. Factions plot against each other and grapple for advantage.
The Bangkok Writers: Tales from the other City of Angels
There is another City of Angels apart from Los Angeles. It is Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. Its Thai name, Krung Thep, means City of Angels. For many visitors Bangkok lives up to its name far better than LA. It is with great pleasure that I can introduce some of the best English language writers based in Bangkok over the last thirty years.
Chasing Jimi by Jim Newport
Chasing Jimi is a rock ‘n’ roll period piece. It spans one year - the summer of 1966 to the summer of 1967. From New York’s Greenwich Village to swinging London to the stage of the Monterey Pop Festival. It follows the ascension of one Jimmy James, a struggling back-up guitar player, to the exalted throne of rock-god superstardom.
Running with the Sharks by James Eckardt
Running with the Sharks is a novel of stark human conflict set in the lawless isolation of an uninhabited island off Thailand’s Andaman coast.
Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti by Kunzang Choden
Bhutanese Tales of the Yeti is a collection of twenty-two stories set in four different regions of Bhutan. The presence of the yeti is ubiquitous to the kingdoms of the Himalayas, where beliefs and attitudes related to it go beyond scientific judgment and analysis.
The Stone Buddha's Tears by S.P. Somtow
S.P. Somtow's novel The Stone Buddha's Tears was inspired by a real-life incident in 1991 in which the city of Bangkok, about to host an international conference, decided to throw up a corrugated iron fence around a slum in order to conceal it from passing delegates.
The Vampire of Siam is back — with a vengeance
Martin Larue’s blood-soaked encounter with a 175 year-old vampire has left him a changed man. For twelve months he donned the orange robes of the monk and studied the teachings of Buddha.
His transcendent nirvana is shattered by a police lieutenant who seeks his help in tracking down a killer — a killer who drains the blood of his victims.
The vampire, Ramonne has returned. Once again Martin reluctantly leads the search for his destruction.
The Reckoning: A Tale of the Vampire of Siam by Jim Newport.
Ramonne Delacroix, 175-year-old French vampire once again crosses paths with Martin Larue while retracing the historical journey that he made in 1858 with Henri Mouhot to Indochina. Martin has founded an orphanage in Cambodia outside the gates of Angkor. His 'brood' of a dozen orphans has become everything to him.
Jim Tully is a misfit who belongs to an earlier era. The causes he believes in, like the world he wants to live in, are already doomed. The narrator first meets him during a student riot in Paris and finds him again more than twenty years later in Thailand.