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Sonchai gets in over his head
January 10, 2016 1:00 am

Sonchai gets in over his head

John Burdett’s latest novel finds the Bangkok detective at the mercy of superhuman gladiators preparing for a global power struggle

Verse for the City of Dark Angels
December 6, 2015 1:00 am

Verse for the City of Dark Angels

"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"

Chronicler of the noir night
October 11, 2015 1:00 am

Chronicler of the noir night

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.

Complicit in the rape of Africa
October 4, 2015 1:00 am

Complicit in the rape of Africa

How can poverty prevail with all the oil and precious minerals underground? Greed, pure and simple, writes a clinically depressed witness

Humour - and glory in the prose
September 6, 2015 1:00 am

Humour - and glory in the prose

From Pattaya, more magic and pathos from the pen of William Peskett

The peace that forgot Palestine
August 30, 2015 8:47 pm

The peace that forgot Palestine

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 clearer view of Preah Vihear
August 30, 2015 8:45 pm

A clearer view of Preah Vihear

A former Washington Post stalwart pours new light on the tussle over the temple that straddles the Thai-Cambodian border

A-prowl in the human jungle
February 15, 2015 2:24 pm

A-prowl in the human jungle

A tiger among Thailand's expatriate writers, William Peskett dazzles with an eclectic array of short stories that unhook every emotion

This saddest of centenaries
December 28, 2014 1:00 am

This saddest of centenaries

Two books contemplate World War I - not the battlefield butchery but why the war happened and how it changed everything

In Siam with the Yanks
December 14, 2014 1:00 am

In Siam with the Yanks

An illustrated guide to America's 300-year presence in Thailand is admirably modest about old glories and honest about the rogues