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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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 ...
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: 129,340. 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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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 ...

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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
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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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