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Singapore Trilogy at WHSmith

The publisher of my Singapore Trilogy, Monsoon Books, posted this image on their social media, taken at the new WHSmith bookstore in Singapore’s Changi airport.

Look closely at the top shelf, because all three books of my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy are represented….

Black, Yellow, and Red

Right next to my pal Tim Hannigan’s outstanding non-ficiton book on Raffles’ time in Java, also published by Monsoon.

Buy my books from Monsoon here

Check out my interview with Tim here

Keep your groove going here

Singapore Red Book Launch in Bali

I was thrilled to launch my novel Singapore Red at the 10th Annual Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Conference, held this year in beautiful Singaraja, Bali!

Singapore Red and Singapore Yellow were for sale at the conference book stall (as was my scholarly translation with Paul Bruthiaux of Alfred Raquez’s travel book In the Land of Pagodas).

As a last sweet kiss good bye, I spotted Singapore Black for sale at WH. Smith’s bookstore at the airport in Denpasar.

All around a positive and outstanding experience with a remarkable group of people. I already look forward to next year’s APWT conference!

To buy my trilogy, check out the website of Monsoon Books.

To buy In the Land of Pagodas, check out the website of NIAS Press.

Hard-boiled Malaya Trilogy at Kinokunia

Spotted on the shelf…buy all three and experience the trilogy as it was meant to be read!

Check out the link at Monsoon Books:

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…


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…


Singapore Yellow now available as illegal download!

Wow! You know you’ve made it when people start pirating your work

[I wouldn’t recommend downloading anything from these types of sites, but as the phony Hun Tsu says in the comments on this page: “My friends are so mad that they do not know how I have all the high quality ebook which they do not!”…download at your peril, chum]

Singapore Yellow now available as paperback in the UK!

According to this article in The Bookseller, my publisher Monsoon Books “has opened an office in the UK for its editorial and marketing teams.”

“The Spring titles for release are Olivia & Sophia by Rosie Milne, Bamboo Island by Ann Bennett, Singapore Yellow by William L Gibson, Bali Undercover by Malcolm Scott, The Defence and Fall of Singapore by Brian Farrell, The Straits Quartet by Dawn Farnham, Out in the Midday Sun by Margaret Shennan and Spirit Tiger by Barbara Ismail.”

So if you live in the UK, be sure to head over to the high street bookshop and order a copy of Singapore Yellow and support independent publishing and starving writers like me.

Ta’ luv!


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