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Singapore Red in Katong

A lonely copy of my 2017 novel Singapore Red was spotted in the Popular Bookstore in Parkway Parade, in the perpetually hip and smart Katong neighborhood on Singapore’s east coast.

The publisher now lists these paperbacks as out-of-print, so all of you should run as fast as you can to Popular right now and buy this last copy BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE!!!

Interview with yours truly

The publisher of my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy, Monsoon Books, published an interiview with me on their website awhile back and I only now realized it!

Check it out:



pre-order Singapore Red today!

Singapore Red, the final novel in my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy, will be available soon from Monsoon Books!

Meanwhile, you can pre-order this amazing novel today…which would be a wise choice, as there may not be a tomorrow.

Order your copy here:

While you’re at it, order Singapore Black and Singapore Yellow, too!

Singapore Black cover mockup


Singapore Yellow spread

Singapore Red is coming

Just in time for lunar new year, the final thrilling installment in my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy is going to press!

It will be available very soon from Monsoon Books…standby for excerpts, links and reviews and more!


Hardboiled Malaya shelfies

A quick trip through Singapore last weekend and I spotted Singapore Black on the shelf at Kinokuniya at Takishimya on Orchard Road…

…and Singapore Yellow as a “new arrival” at the central Singapore library (a must-stop for me on all my trips to the city-state)…

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Singapore Red, the thrilling final installment of the hardboiled Malaya trilogy, will be released by Monsoon Books in Spring 2017…


Crime Scene Asia spotted at Chiang Mai airport

Eagle-eyed drifter and esteemed academic partner Paul Bruthiaux spotted Crime Scene Asia, in which appears my short story “The Hanoi Sword Swindle,” recently in Chiang Mai airport…

The manuscript of our translation of Alfred Raquez’s first book, In the Land of Pagodas, is now with the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Press…the book is due out before the end of the year.

Hawksworth novels Shelfie at NUS

Was in the stacks at the National University of Singapore central library the other day and spotted this and shot a Shelfie…

The publisher of Monsoon Books has confirmed a release date of Spring 2017 for Singapore Red, the final thrilling installment of this breathtaking trilogy…stay tuned…



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