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The Cove

The Cove
  • Author(s): Alice Clark-Platts
  • Location(s): Pulau Sibu
  • Genre(s): Psychological Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Pulau Kalah is a fictional island off the eastern coast of Malaysia. Inspired by Pulau Sibu near Tioman IT’S THE PERFECT ESCAPE… UNTIL THERE IS NO ESCAPE Welcome to Turtle Cove. A luxury resort surrounded by pristine sea and...

Lies That Blind

Lies That Blind
  • Author(s): E S Alexander
  • Location(s): Penang
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1788

1788, Penang, Malaya: A young man desperate to prove himself becomes enmeshed in the web of deceit woven by an ambitious adventurer whose double-dealing imperils the island’s inhabitants. Malaya, 1788: Aspiring journalist Jim Lloyd jeopardises his future in ways...

The Cats We Meet Along the Way

The Cats We Meet Along the Way
  • Author(s): Nadia Mikail
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Young Adult, Dystopian
  • Era(s): N/A

Seventeen-year-old Aisha hasn’t seen her sister June for two years. And now that a calamity is about to end the world in nine months’ time, she and her mother decide that it’s time to track her down and mend...

Black Water Sister

Black Water Sister
  • Author(s): Zen Cho
  • Location(s): Penang
  • Genre(s): Fantasy, Magical Realism
  • Era(s): Modern

This mischievous Malaysian-set novel is an adventure featuring family, ghosts and local gods – from Hugo Award winning novelist Zen Cho. Her grandmother may be dead, but she’s not done with life . . . yet. As Jessamyn packs...

Out of Sight

Out of Sight
  • Author(s): Martin Granger
  • Location(s): United States (USA), Kazakhstan, Malaysia (Malaya), Spain, United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

When rogue junk collides with a television satellite 22000 miles into space cosmologist Harry Stones approaches film director Nathalie Thompson to make an investigative documentary. Undeterred by Harry’s lack of sight, their quest leads them from the peaks of...

Pearl City: Stories from Japan and Elsewhere

Pearl City: Stories from Japan and Elsewhere
  • Author(s): Simon Rowe
  • Location(s): Japan, Australia, Austria, Cambodia, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia (Malaya), New Zealand
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Current

Pearl City: Stories from Japan and Elsewhere is short fiction for busy people who love to travel. Six of the stories are set in Japan, and the others in Hong Kong, East Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, France, Austria, the...

The Parasol Flower

The Parasol Flower
  • Author(s): Karen Quevillon
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya), Hampshire
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1896 and contemporary

Nancy Roach has fled her dissertation advisor for Paris, where her PhD research is proving fruitless. When her curiosity is piqued by an illustration of “The Parasol Flower” in a 19th century treatise, she is drawn into the life...

Fragile Monsters

Fragile Monsters
  • Author(s): Catherine Menon
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1920 to present

Mary is a difficult grandmother for Durga to love. She is sharp-tongued and ferocious, with more demons than there are lines on her palms. When Durga visits her in rural Malaysia, she only wants to endure Mary, and the...

Phoenix Song

Phoenix Song
  • Author(s): Tutu Dutta
  • Location(s): Malaysia (Malaya)
  • Genre(s): Children
  • Era(s): N/A

Arohan is desperate for a guitar. What eight year old boy isn’t? So when Arohan s grandmother gives him a plain old bamboo flute for his birthday, he is understandably a little upset. But the xiao is no ordinary...

The Weight of Our Sky

The Weight of Our Sky
  • Author(s): Hanna Alkaf
  • Location(s): Kuala Lumpur
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): 1969

A music loving teen with OCD does everything she can to find her way back to her mother during the historic race riots in 1969 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in this heart-pounding literary debut. Melati Ahmad looks like your typical...

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