John Burdett’s latest novel finds the Bangkok detective at the mercy of superhuman gladiators preparing for a global power struggle
"My fixed smile aches like a wound," the poet laments, amid "embraces of a conjurer's scene, jazz and dangerous poetry, the kiss of methamphetamine"
Bangkok's expat crime-fiction novelists now have a historian in their ranks, Kevin Cummings, whose lively compilation "Bangkok Beat" is a flashlight in the dark.
How can poverty prevail with all the oil and precious minerals underground? Greed, pure and simple, writes a clinically depressed witness
From Pattaya, more magic and pathos from the pen of William Peskett
A cold-case file set freshly alight by deft research and writing, Lawrence Wright's examination of the 1978 Camp David peace accord is a deserving best-seller
A former Washington Post stalwart pours new light on the tussle over the temple that straddles the Thai-Cambodian border
A tiger among Thailand's expatriate writers, William Peskett dazzles with an eclectic array of short stories that unhook every emotion
Two books contemplate World War I - not the battlefield butchery but why the war happened and how it changed everything
An illustrated guide to America's 300-year presence in Thailand is admirably modest about old glories and honest about the rogues