Tag Archive | Singapore Black

Hard-boiled Malaya books at WHSmiths

In two countries!

Here’s Singapore Black at Terminal 3, Soekarna-Hatta airport in Jakarta…on the shelf next to…izat a Harry fricking Potter book? If I sold a tenth of what Rowling sells I’d still be satisfied.

And here is Singapore Red on the shelf at Terminal 3, Changi in Singapore, with other swell books from Monsoon Books.

To buy my awesome trilogy of hard-boiled detective novels set in 1890s Malaya, check out the website of Monsoon Books…http://www.monsoonbooks.co.uk/


Singapore Black at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Spotted on the shelf at the gift shop at the Singapore Botanic Gardens (of all places)…some noir with your orchids…

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. http://www.monsoonbooks.co.uk/

To buy In the Land of Pagodas, check out the website of NIAS Press. http://www.niaspress.dk/books/land-pagodas

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: http://www.monsoonbooks.co.uk/

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: http://www.monsoonbooks.co.uk/books/singapore-red-by-william-l-gibson/

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

Singapore Black cover mockup



Singapore Yellow spread


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…


re-post from Carol’s blog

My good friend and esteemed author, educator, and left-wing rabble-rouser Carol Bergman runs a smooth blog that RSS’s to a whole slew of social and traditional media outlets, but in case you missed it, the other week she was kind enough to blurb me and Sheila’s graphic novel project, an adaptation of the first novel in my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy, Singapore Black.

Check it out here http://www.carolbergman.net/blog.htm?post=1024859 then buy 100 copies of each of Carol’s books. There’s an extra slice of strawberry cheescake waiting for you in heaven if you do.

Petak Sembilan comic sketch of yours truly…

So last week I was in Petak Sembilan in Glodok, one of the oldest parts of Jakarta and the location of the Chinatown of old Batavia–and one of my favorite places in Southeast Asia!

With me was Sheila, a very talented Indonesian comic book artist and part of the team that is working on a comic book adaptation of my novel Singapore Black, part of my hard-boiled Malaya trilogy published by Monsoon Books.

Sheila made this quick sketch of me in one of the alleyways, eating noodles and sipping sweet white tea.

My phone’s in my hand because I was getting updates on the Jakarta terror attack which happened just south of us.

This gives you some idea of the awesome illustrations you can expect from the comic adaption of my novels. I’m working with a great team!

Learn more about my novels and buys copies, visit my website: http://www.williamlgibson.com



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