HeavenLakePress

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Heaven Lake Press was founded in 1998. The mission is to publish authors whose books focus people, events, culture and history in Southeast Asia. In the past five years, we have been recognized as a publisher of quality books. We put a great deal of care in the production of our books. We have worked with some of Thailand's leading translators and are proud of our relationship with the Thai writing community. We have also have licensed German translations in exciting, modern fiction set in Thailand.

Heaven Lake Press is a small team of professionals who run a small Thai publishing house. We have a growing list of authors. Our authors include Canadian, American, Cambodian and Thai writers. We hope to expand our list of authors and titles in the future. Our offices are located in Bangkok. Our hardback and trade paperback books are distributed to leading bookstores in Thailand, including Asia Books, Bookazine, Kinokuniya, B2S, The Book in Phuket, and Suriwong in Chiang Mai. Amarin is our distributor for our Thai language titles which can be found in over 150 bookstores in Thailand.

We specialize in fiction – literary and crime fiction, as well as books on history, language, culture and relationships. Our list of non-fiction titles is quickly expanding. We are publishing three memoirs in 2006. Our books are published primarily in the English language, although we have started to publish books translated into the German and Thai languages.

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Testimonio De Un Extranjero (Spanish Edition)
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: Spanish. Published: June 5, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
El Testimonio de un extranjero" es una historia multicultural irresistible ambientada en el corazón de la comunidad expatriada en Chiang Mai, Tailandia. Es una historia de amor que atraviesa las divisiones étnicas y conlleva a una lección moral entre dos generaciones. El humor y la perspicacia se reflejan en esta historia brillantemente realizada por Moore.
The Testimony of Aliens
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Testimony of Aliens is a compelling cross cultural story set in the heart of the chiangmai Mai expat community. It is a love story across the ethnic divide and a moral lesson between two generations. Moore's humor and insight are brilliantly realized in this story.
The Vincent Calvino Reader's Guide
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
The Vincent Calvino Novels Since Spirit House was published in 1992, the Vincent Calvino series has enjoyed international acclaim and an ever-expanding readership in twelve languages. The Vincent Calvino novels, with the Bangkok noir settings, are known for their cultural insights into the Thai/Asian societies. Calvino’s Laws explore the human psyche streched along the East-West divide. ...
His Lordship's Arsenal
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,970. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
Matthew Burlock is a brilliant, eccentric judge, faced with the facts of a bizarre ritual murder. In the run-down Delrose Hotel, two men are found half-eaten by flames: one tied to a cross, the other tied up on the bed, with African lioness masks laid next to him. The police say it is a homosexual murder, but Burlock disagrees. A strange connection between Burlock’s exotic past and the murder is..
Red Sky Falling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,940. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
A freak accident in Manhattan sets in motion an unexpected series of events driven by ambition, passion and, above all, revenge. Red Sky Falling is a postmodern family saga narrated by Gideon Harvey, who was born on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assas-sination. Murder and conspiracy are the Harvey family legacies. Black humor and high camp weave through the story set in downtown New York...
Christopher G. Moore Non-fiction Bundle (The Cultural Detective / Faking It in Bangkok / Fear and Loathing in Bangkok)
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 228,350. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Essay » Literature
Christopher G. Moore Non-fiction Bundle (The Cultural Detective / Faking It in Bangkok / Fear and Loathing in Bangkok)
The Marriage Tree
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 116,660. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
It’s okay for Thais to believe in ghosts—it’s their birthright. But why is Vincent Calvino seeing ghosts, and why are they so angry? Calvino is haunted by a series of deaths in Rangoon and Bangkok, when he stumbles onto a new murder case—but is it a new case, or an old one returned from the dead? A murder investigation leads Calvino inside an underworld network smuggling Rohingya ...
Ethel and Joan go to Phuket
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 31,550. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Literary
To celebrate the life, every woman should wish for a talented novelist son such as Colin Cotterill. We’ve seen movies like Thelma & Louise and read books like Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, which follow the exploits of women in search of meaning and fulfillment. But nothing you’ve seen or read will prepare you for Ethel and Joan.
Fear and Loathing in Bangkok
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 93,540. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Essay » Literature
TV images and news reports of demonstrations, deaths, demands and chaos in Thailand make Moore’s essays in Fear and Loathing in Bangkok a timely book. These are essays to read at this vital crossroads in Thai political development. The essays will deepen your understanding of what makes Thailand a special and unique country.
Bangkok A Go Go
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,800. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The novel starts in a Bangkok bar but soon the reader is transported to the key times and places of Thailand's turbulent political history and to the jungle camps of Thai communist guerrillas and Cambodian rebels. Set in the 1970s and '80s, Bangkok A-go-Go presents a unique vision of the political struggles that shaped Thailand's recent history.
Retrouvailles (French edition)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,030. Language: French. Published: May 28, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tony Collins, un correspondant de guerre américain, et Sam Rith, un ancien enfant-soldat chez les Khmers rouges, se retrouvent trente ans après. Tony a aidé Sam, un adolescent de quinze ans meurtri par la guerre et les camps de réfugiés, à refaire sa vie aux Etats-Unis...
Reunion (German edition)
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: German. Published: May 28, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Nach fast dreißig Jahren trifft der amerikanische Kriegsberichterstatter Tony Collins Sam Rith wieder, einen ehemaligen Kindersoldaten der Roten Khmer. Tony hatte dem sterbensmüden, fünfzehnjährigen Sam einst einen Neuanfang in den Vereinigten Staaten ermöglicht...
Reunion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
An American war correspondent, Tony Collins, and a former Khmer Rouge child soldier, Sam Rith, reunite after nearly thirty years. Tony helped the world-weary 15-year-old Sam start a new life in the United States. Sam Rith arrived in America, sponsored by Christian couple. But Sam took more than a few wrong turns and ended up spending most of his youth locked up in an American prison before..
Tokyo Joe
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 87,160. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Drama » Asian
A powerful, evocative novel of international betrayal, Tokyo Joe tells a story of Major Julian Bonner, a retired US soldier, confidante of General MacArthur, zen master, and yakuza boss, who is deported after forty-two years in Japan. The Japanese say he fixed a baseball game. Julian Bonner says the Japanese wanted to silence him, and he knows why. As a young officer in World War II, Julian ...
Average Alan
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 28,890. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Alan lives the life of an average adolescent: not too bad but not quite good enough to be chosen for The Team. The shadow of excellence of his classmates casts a gloom over his life. Then, one day, through a freak accident of the universe Average Alan finds himself in a world where he is a sports superstar, a genius and a heartthrob, all rolled into one...
Gambling on Magic
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 116,960. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Gambling on Magic is set in Bangkok where life is more than good for Joey Balfour, ex-patriot gambling king, former TV personality, and the current owner of the mysterious and exotic Feng Shui Flower Shop in downtown Bangkok. Then ex-chief of security arrives in Bangkok to reopen an old unsolved Las Vegas casino theft...
Heart Talk : Say What You Feel in Thai
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 103,970. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai
Heart Talk is a study of the emotional range of the Thai language through the word ‘jai’ or heart in English. It provides a comprehensive list of 900 jai phrases, neatly organized for different situations. The book comes with phonetic and pronunciation guides, and a sign language bonus for selected jai phrases. Explanation for each jai phrase includes illustrative examples.
Missing In Rangoon
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 100,210. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
As foreigners rush into Myanmar with briefcases stuffed with plans and cash for hotels, shopping malls and high rises, they discover the old ways die hard. Vincent Calvino’s case is to find a young British-Thai man gone missing in Myanmar, while his best friend and protector Colonel Pratt of the Royal Thai Police has an order to cut off the supply of cold pills from Myanmar used for the ...
Ageing Disgracefully
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 61,760. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Ageing Disgracefully is a delightful collection of short stories that takes a humorous and life-affirming look at lives of people who, though considerably advanced in years, are still behaving very, very naughtily. With a keen eye for human foibles and a wicked sense of humor, Colin Cotterill has collected and illustrated—with words and drawings—the colorful lives of disreputable elders found...
Phnom Penh Noir
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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 100,550. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Many noir anthologies have inspired writers and publishers around the world to gather novelists to set noir stories in a city. When it comes to noir, not all cities are equal. The history of genocide and dislocation sets Phnom Penh apart from other places. What other city in modern times was emptied of all of his people at gun point, a city abandoned and left as a ghost town?...
Faking It in Bangkok
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 75,650. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Essay » Literature
The Cultural Detective established Christopher G. Moore as a writer whose essays deliver a unique perspective insight into Thai culture and contemporary political and social issues. In Faking It in Bangkok gangsters, gamblers, killers and other criminals are brought to life in the essays. Readers who follow Moore’s crime novels will enjoy his detours through the hard-edged noir world of Thailand..
The Cultural Detective
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 59,920. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Essay » Literature
For more than twenty years, Christopher G. Moore has been writing about the history, culture and politics of Southeast Asia, in particular Thailand. The Cultural Detective is a behind-the-scene view into Moore’s writing life. In this selection of essays, Moore discusses with the humor and insight that he has become famous for. He draws widely on anthropology, neurology, psychology, ethnography...
Waiting for the Lady
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 111,690. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sloan Wolcott, an American expat in Bangkok, a part-time art dealer and smuggler and a full-time rogue, comes into possession of a camera belonging to a Japanese newspaper reporter killed in a suspicious car crash. Inside the camera, he finds several images of the Lady, Aung San Suu Kyi, one of her riding in an automobile with a bullet hole in the rear window and one lone picture of a mysterious..
Diary of a Thai Escort
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Erotica » General
Am I a bad girl? Today I slept with a man for money for the first time. He was an American called David and he was thirty-five years old, exactly ten years older than me. Am I a bad girl? I don’t think so. I just want to do what is best for my parents and my son...
God of Darkness
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 123,090. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Rahu, God of Darkness, has unraveled the safety nets in the City of Angels. Even the rich are in a free-fall state when the Thai economic boom goes bust in 1997. A young American, Hurley Ransom Conover, follows his Thai girlfriend to her homeland and finds himself at the center of her family’s turmoil. Hurley trips along the edges of Bangkok days and nights giving...
The Wisdom of Beer
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 89,790. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The annual Cobra Gold joint military operation arrives in Pattaya dumping thousands of US naval and marine personnel on the city. Russian Mafia and local Chinese-Thai gangsters decide this is a good time to rob a warehouse filled with war weapons. Duvel, a retired American, a caretaker for his aged Thai stepmother, also looks over the well-being of foreign expats as a member of the Pattaya Fore...
The Open Gate of Mercy
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,660. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
As the Parish Priest for the Catholic community living beside Bangkok’s main slaughterhouse and founder of the Human Development Foundation - Mercy Centre, Father Joe has been walking arm in arm with his brothers, sisters, aunties, uncles, grannies, and children in the city’s slums for over 40 years.
9 Gold Bullets
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 102,960. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A priceless collection of 9 gold bullet coins issued during the Reign of Rama V has gone missing along with a Thai coin collector. Local police find a link between the missing Thai coins and Calvino's childhood friend, Josh Stein, who happens to be in Bangkok on an errand for his new Russian client.
The Corruptionist
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 138,510. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Hired by an American businessman, Calvino finds himself caught in the middle of a family conflict over a Chinese corporate takeover. This is no ordinary deal. As the bodies accumulate while he navigates Thailand’s business-political landmines, Calvino becomes increasingly entangled in a secret deal made by men who will stop at nothing—and no one—standing in their way.
Pattaya 24/7
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 104,090. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Inside a secluded, lush estatelocated on the edge of Pattaya, an eccentric English-man’s gardener is found hanged. Calvino has been hired to investigate. Calvino finds himself pulled deep into the shadows of the war against drugs, into Code Orange alerts to flash across the screen of American intelligence.
Minor Wife
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 94,880. Language: English. Published: December 23, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A contemporary murder set in Bangkok—a neighbor and friend is found dead by an American millionaire’s minor wife. Her rich expat husband hires Calvino to investigate. While searching for the killer in exclusive clubs and not-so-exclusive bars of Bangkok, Calvino discovers that a minor wife—mia noi—has everything to do with a woman’s status.
The Big Weird
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 105,220. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A beautiful American blond is found dead with a large bullet hole in her head in the house of her ex-boyfriend. A famous Hollywood screen-writer hires Calvino to investigate her death. Everyone except Calvino’s client believes Samantha McNeal has committed suicide
Comfort Zone
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 102,360. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Twenty years after the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnam is opening to the outside world. There is a smell of fast money in the air and poverty in the streets. Business is booming and in austere Ho Chi Minh City a new generation of foreigners have arrived to make money and not war.
Zero Hour in Phnom Pehn
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 102,850. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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In the early 1990s, at the end of the devastating civil war UN peacekeeping forces try to keep the lid on the violence. Gunfire can still be heard nightly in Phnom Penh, where Vietnamese prostitutes try to hook UN peacekeepers from the balcony of the Lido Bar. Calvino traces leads on a missing farang from Bangkok to war-torn Cambodia, through the Russian market, hospitals, nightclubs, news briefi
Cold Hit
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 129,380. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
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Five foreigners have died in Bangkok. Calvino believes the evidence points to a serial killer who stalks tourists in Bangkok. The Thai police, including Colonel Pratt, don’t buy his theory. He teams up with an LAPD officer on a bodyguard assignment. Hidden forces pull them through places in the redlight district as they try to keep their man and themselves alive.
Chairs
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 66,980. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Chairs is a collection of sixteen original stories. The voices are those of Bangkok based freelance journalists and their invited guests. Each Saturday morning, over coffee, the members of Chairs gather to share the latest gossip, scandals, myths, dangers, exploits, and loves that bind together their small community.
A Haunting Smile
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 102,000. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2009 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bullets are flying in Bangkok. Tuttle is upcountry when he hears Snow's BBC live report above the sound of M-16 fire direct from the urban battlefield near Sanam Luang. Tuttle, Snow, and Crosby return to HQ - the night-time meeting place on Sukhumvit Road where angels and devils, locals and foreigners, and the living and dead arrive after midnight to lease a few hours of pleasure...
A Bewitching Smile
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 108,410. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2009 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A Bewitching Smile is reminiscent of A Passage to India in the creation of a kind of psychological DMZ, another Shangrila with its own ephipanies and perils. The tough-sensitive characterization, and the sharp, often aphoristic dialogue, and the irony, combine to create a powerful drama.
A Killing Smile
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 103,700. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2009 by HeavenLakePress. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
First in the Land of Smiles Trilogy A Killing Smile is a simple but deep story about the aftermath of events following the death of a successful Los Angeles attorney's wife. Lost, confused, and angry, Lawrence Baring, Esq. goes to Bangkok and confronts Tuttle--the man his wife, Sarah, had once loved.

Books

The Orwell Brigade
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 43,950. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2012. Category: Essay » Literature
Author: John Burdett, Mike Lawson, John Lantigua, Gary Phillips, Ernesto Mallo, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Matt Rees, Christopher G. Moore, Colin Cotterill, Barbara Nadel, Quentin Bates, George Fetherling. Twelve authors have banded together under the Orwell banner: “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” We are part of the George Orwell intellectual legacy, a dozen
Bangkok Noir
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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 64,320. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
(5.00 from 1 review)
This first ever noir anthology of Bangkok, twelve seasoned and internationally known—Thai and Western—writers have come together to make a powerful collection of crime fiction short stories that portray the dark side of this Asian metropolis where the lives of most citizens seem as far away from heaven as its Thai name Krungthep is distant from its meaning—City of Angels.

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