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The Dead American by Jake Needham

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“Disneyland with the death penalty.” An apt description of Singapore. We wrap up Needham’s Inspector Tay with the fourth in the series, The Dead American. Inspector Tay simply cannot stay out of trouble. He is put on suspension at the…

The Umbrella Man by Jake Needham

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The Umbrella Man is the second novel in the Inspector Tay series by Jake Needham. This installment starts off with an explosion in downtown Singapore that leaves Inspector Tay in the hospital. Although it is immediately linked to terrorism and…

The King of Macau by Jake Needham

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King of Macau is the fourth and final novel in the Jack Shepherd series. Jack’s life and career have been completely destroyed and he is clearly trying to piece something of a meaningful existence out of the ashes. He ends…

Book Review: Laundry Man by Jake Needham

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There has been a neat little explosion of novels set in Thailand. Mostly written by expats and travelers, these novels largely focus on a Westerner’s experience in a country that is both delightful and alien at the same time. Christopher…

Thai Culture-Where do I start?

  I love travelling around SE Asia, but Thailand stands out as my favorite so far. The food, the people, the history all roll up into a fun and interesting package for this happy wanderer. After visiting Thailand twice, I…