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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Jumpers
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 105,240. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2016 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime
Calvino investigates the death of a friend, a Canadian painter. The medical examiner finds the young man has ingested an exit drug, and the police verdict of suicide seems justified. But in Bangkok appearances have a habit of deceiving. Sometimes jumpers are given a leg up in their leap to the next life. Fingering the helper can be a risky business, and for Calvino this promises to be on...
Crackdown
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 115,960. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2015 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In Crackdown visual art becomes a powerful take down tool to push back against the oligarchs. People adjust to the surveillance state and its agents who are emergent forces. Post-coup Thailand is the setting as high tech competes with traditional power in a battle for hearts and minds. It is a noir landscape where Calvino finds himself ambushed as casualties from this battle leave behind...
The Great Unravelling: A Vincent Calvino Crime trilogy (Vincent Calvino Crime Novels Book 16)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 327,130. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The Great Unravelling Trilogy, as this Calvino trilogy may be called, is about the desperation and hope of individuals seeking freedom who find themselves perilously constrained in Southeast Asia, where human rights and liberty are negatively geared by big men in power. It is safe to say that never before in the history of private detective fiction has there been the weight of discourse and...
Comfort Zone
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 102,360. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: 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.
Cold Hit
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 129,340. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2010 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: 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.
Heart Talk : Say What You Feel in Thai
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 103,970. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Thai, Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries
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.
Diary of a Thai Escort
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,670. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2012 by HeavenLakePress. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Asian
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...

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Bangkok Noir
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 64,320. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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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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