Tour: Kolkata Noir

By Tom Vater, November 26 – 29

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  • Genre: Crime
  • Print length: 148
  • Suitable for young adults? This is an adult book but suitable for mature teenagers 16-18
  • Formats available for the Tour: mobi, epub, pdf. [sorry, no paperbacks!]
  • Amazon Rating: Just published, not yet rated. Tom Vater is the author of 20 books, including 4 novels, all of them 4-5 star rated.

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About Kolkata Noir

Becker is a British traveler in trouble. Madhurima is a rising star police officer. In these three explosive tales, the two join forces to investigate the city’s crooked high society.

On the way, they take on deluded would-be messiahs in search of Mother Teresa’s stolen millions, encounter fanatics, circus freaks and cannibals, fall in and out of love and pay homage to one of the world’s most beautiful and toughest cities.

Amidst passion, murder and mayhem, is there room for two lovers driven by justice and compassion?

Tom Vater’s ‘Kolkata Noir’ is a riveting crime fiction cycle of three novellas set in the past, the present and the future.

Praise for Tom Vater’s writing

As this book has just been published, it does not currently have any reviews. Below are comments on other works by this author.

“There’s a tremendous – and tremendously fresh – energy to Tom Vater’s writing.” – Ed Peters, The South China Morning Post

“Exuberant writing.” – Andrew Marshall, TIME Magazine

For The Cambodian Book of the Dead:

“The narrative is fast-paced and the frequent action scenes are convincingly written. The smells and sounds of Cambodia are vividly brought to life. Maier is a bold and brave hero.” – Crime Fiction Lover

“This is noir at its grittiest, most graphic best. There is a lush complexity in the narrative that Mr. Vater has brought us readers. To say this was a historically laden story is to sell it short. We are transported into the world of Cambodia, and quite possibly one that most of us will never see in real life. The magic, the awe, the mystique and mystery all accompany the depth of characterization.” – Fresh Fiction

“The Cambodian Book of the Dead is an enigmatic, unsettling thriller that never lets you get your balance.” – CheffoJeffo

About Tom Vater

Tom Vater is an Asia-based writer.

He has published some 20 books – four novels, nonfiction, illustrated books and guidebooks, all on Asian subjects.

Tom has written four crime fiction novels. The Devil’s Road to Kathmandu – the third English language edition out with Next Chapter out now – is a travel thriller set on the 70s hippie trail between London and Kathmandu. A Spanish translation is out with ExploraEditorial.

The Detective Maier trilogy – The Cambodian Book of the Dead, The Man with the Golden Mind and the The Monsoon Ghost Image, a Southeast Asia series of novels follows the exploits of a former conflict journalist turned private eye.

Tom has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Daily Telegraph, the Nikkei Asian Review and many other publications. He co-authored Sacred Skin – Thailand’s Spirit Tattoos (2011), a notable bestseller. He is also co-author of several documentary screenplays, including The Most Secret Place on Earth (2008), a feature on the CIA’s covert war in Laos in the 60s and 70s.

Tom is on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.


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