Big changes at Crime Wave Press, folks.
Yes, Crime Wave Press is one year old. Following our inception at last year’s UBUD Writers and Readers Festival in Bali, we have published seven titles so far, with an eighth, a Japan based thriller in the pipeline. Two of our titles have enjoyed rights sales and we have sold several thousand e-books in the past twelve months. Following our attendance of this year’s Frankfurt book fair, and discussions with numerous agents, Crime Wave Press has decided to respond to the demands of a rapidly changing market and expand its back catalogue.
Crime Wave Press is now open to reading manuscripts from all locations around the world and will no longer publish only Asian-based crime fiction. As much of the English-language crime fiction market continues to focus its attention on all too familiar locations, Crime Wave Press will offer readers quality crime fiction from countries rarely featured in the back-lists of traditional publishers, but we are now also signing writers from the US, the UK and other popular markets.
We will continue to publish a wide variety of crime - from whodunits to Noir and Hardboiled, from historical mysteries to espionage thrillers, from literary crime to pulp fiction, from highly commercial page turners to marginal texts exploring cultural underbellies.
Crime Wave Press publishes novels and novellas in English. For more information, take a look at our submissions page.
The third Father Ananda Mystery, Killer Karma, is now published as a Kindle ebook. A paperback is to come out soon as well.
Father Ananda, a monk and former police officer, is summoned from his Bangkok temple to investigate sightings of ghostly heads bobbing on the surface of the sea. His search for an explanation is threatened by the escalating polarization within the community around the destruction of the mangroves by fishing trawlers.
Are the ghostly heads a divine warning or a desperate plea for help by environmentalists trying to stop the destruction of their traditional fishing grounds?
Gaijin Cowgirl by Jame DiBiasio is a high octane adventure introducing Val Benson, flaky Tokyo hostess and utterly unreliable protagonist who stumbles across a map to one of the greatest treasures lost in World War II.
With yakuza, motor cycle gangs, rogue CIA, treasure hunters, pimps, Thai boxers and her Congressman father hot on her trail, Val burns a trail of death and destruction across Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and the Burmese borderlands to get her delicate hands on the loot before someone less deserving does.
A nun is torn apart by crocodiles in a Buddhist theme park. Is it a case of suicide or does a monastic community in the Thai provinces harbor a vicious killer? Father Ananda, Buddhist monk and reluctant detective is called from Bangkok to untangle an insidious web of vested interests, corruption and murder in the second episode of the Father Ananda mystery series.
Sister Suicide by Nick Wilgus - the fifth release from Crime Wave Press is out now as paperback and Kindle ebook!!!
"Wilgus ... has a good fix on temple boys, the precepts of Buddhism, the jaundiced eye with which the populace regards the constulabary, the vendors, the weather, the air pollution."
-- BANGKOK POST
Review: "Dead Sea"
"...Dead Sea is full of beer, Balut (the boiled, fertilised eggs that are a Filipino specialty), karaoke and interesting local characters. The Philippines is an Asian country I’ve long thought has been neglected as a setting for crime fiction."
Read the full review here: http://www.crimefictionlover.com/2013/01/dead-sea/
"The Cambodian Book of the Dead" goes worldwide.
Crime Wave Press continues to make waves: major UK based crime fiction publisher Exhibit A has acquired the world wide rights to The Cambodian Book of the Dead by Tom Vater, except for Thailand and Cambodia, where Crime Wave Press will continue to sell the title.
Because of this acquisition, as of now we are unable to offer The Cambodian Book of the Dead as an e-book. The new Exhibit A edition will be published in June
A recent interview with Crime Wave Press co-founder Tom Vater by James Farrell can be found here.
"Mindfulness and Murder" as e-book and paperback
Crime Wave Press is proud to announce that "Mindfulness and Murder" by Nick Wilgus is now available as an e-book and as paperback through amazon. Mindfulness and Murder features Father Ananda, a Buddhist monk, solving the mysterious murder of a young boy in a monastery in the heart of Bangkok.
Mindfulness and Murder is now a feature film. Watch the trailer here:
"The Devil's Road to Kathmandu" translated to Spanish
Editorial Xplora have published The Devil's Road to Kathmandu in Spanish, both as an ebook and in print. The publisher has also created a beautiful book trailer for "Kathmandu, Camino al infierno" as the book is in Spanish. See the trailer here.
The Devil's Road to Kathmandu is available both as ebook and paperback.