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Initial post: 25 Apr 2012 12:15:42 BDT
One of my favourite Singapore detective stories is free today - not sure for how long so if you like Far Eastern detective stories I'd grab it now. It's THE AMBASSADOR'S WIFE (An Inspector Samuel Tay Novel) by Jake Needham. I lived in Singapore for a while and Mr Needham really captures what life is like in the City State and his Chinese detective is a great character. Mr Needham has also written some very good stories set in Bangkok and they have only just been listed on Amazon. Our reading group discussed his book The Big Mango last year and everyone loved it.

I'm also a big fan of the Inspector Zhang stories by Stephen Leather. Inspector Zhang Gets His Wish (a free short story) is also free.

I'm back in England now but I miss Singapore so much. The books help me remember what it was like to live there.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 13:26:53 BDT
Sally-W says:
Thanks, we lived there too for a few years so I've just downloaded this.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 13:32:45 BDT
Suze says:
Thank you, I've downloaded the first one.

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 13:46:58 BDT
Karen H says:
Thanks, I've also downloaded the first one - sounds good.

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 13:58:28 BDT
Bookie says:
Thanks, I've downloaded the first; it looks good. I've read the other, it's not very engaging. Just a straightforward 'howdunnit' murder mystery rehash.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 14:24:08 BDT
Hippocratia says:
Stephen Leather will be so pleased with your comments - you never know he might arrive and thank you in person!

Posted on 25 Apr 2012 14:58:19 BDT
Maria says:
That is not being very kind!!

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 14:59:15 BDT
Maria says:
I lived there for a while, loved it, so have downloaded the book now.

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 15:27:37 BDT
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In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 16:00:19 BDT
Thanks for all your kind comments about my books, particularly THE AMBASSADOR'S WIFE. I'm always delighted when people who really know a place tell me how authentic they think my novels feel. I work hard at that and it nice to know it's working.

Steve Leather and I have been friends for more years than I care to remember. To be mentioned in dispatches alongside from of the UK's most popular writers of contemporary fiction is always a big thrill for me.

I wish you had let me know when your book club was discussing THE BIG MANGO. I would have been happy to check in by telephone and say a few words about it. Please do let me know if you do another one of my other books and we'll work something out.

Thanks again,
Jake

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Apr 2012 16:40:27 BDT
Brian says:
Thanks, kindle
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