My first book, 'My Thai Eye', is a collection of twelve short tales of my Thai experiences I originally wrote for friends and relatives in the UK. There are some 4,000 copies out there and it has mostly favourable reviews on the Amazon site. It is not a travel book in the true sense of the genre but I'm taking on board comments and will publish in 2014 a second edition with some useful information about coming to Thailand, too.
I've published a one hundred-thousand word murder mystery in December 2013. It's set in post-war Britain and is a thriller based on England's worst train crash, which happened in October 1952. If you are familiar with the protagonists in Foyle's War and Morse, I hope you will like my DI Crosier.
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My Thai Eye
by Edwin Tipple
A wry look at Thai life by British ex-pat, Edwin Tipple. In his many extended visits to Thailand, he never ceases to be amazed by ordinary Thai people: the way they organise things - like the way they travel - their kindness and outlook on life. All, except one, of the twelve short tales in this book are amusing experiences you're unlikely find in any travel guide.
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- A World of Trouble
on April 24, 2012
An exiled Prime Minister, who’d love to get back into power; the current incumbent a woman from the opposite party; red shirts and yellow shirts, violent demonstrations and a good smattering of corruption in all the high places. You’ve heard something like this before, recently? Yes, it’s topical: it’s what’s been happening in Thailand – well except for the exiled PM – and it’s not done yet.
This is not fiction; it is how things are here, which lends a great deal of accuracy to A World of Trouble, Needham’s latest Asia crime thriller novel. But who can calm things down before civil war breaks out? Enter Jack Shepherd, lawyer and money mover who’s hired by the ex PM to ... well that would be telling, wouldn’t it. Needham shuttles you through Dubai, Bangkok via Hong Kong and back again. While you flit from country to country, your suspicions grow. You think you know what’s coming, that it’s just the Thais squabbling amongst themselves again, and you work out how it will all end up. Then, as you turn the pages faster impatient for the end, you discover you’re wrong.
A nice hook on the last page makes me suspect, no hope, that Jake will be giving us more of Jack.