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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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...
Heart Talk : Say What You Feel in 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.
The Marriage Tree
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 ...
Red Sky Falling
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...
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.
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.
The Big Weird
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
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.
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.
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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