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A Thousand Years of Rain

A Thousand Years of Rain
  • Author(s): Michael Lipinski
  • Location(s): Thailand
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This is Thailand. Legal, illegal … those terms are defined by who you are, who you know, how much money you have. Alex Marek’s once idyllic life in southern Thailand is being shattered. He is about to lose his...

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Jeopardy of Every Wind

Jeopardy of Every Wind
  • Author(s): Sue Paul
  • Location(s): India
  • Genre(s): Biography
  • Era(s): 17th/18th century

In 1669, fleeing a London decimated by the plague and the Great Fire, a 9-year-old English child arrived alone at Fort St. George, the first English fortress in Mughal India. The boy survived to become a maverick merchant-mariner, an...

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The Man who Collected Women

The Man who Collected Women
  • Author(s): Nigel Barley
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 19th century

The eccentric Mr Hare – as he was known to Sophia, the first wife of Singapore founder Thomas Stamford Raffles – and his Asian harem are brought vividly to life in this work of historical fiction set in Southeast...

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Death of a Coast Watcher

Death of a Coast Watcher
  • Author(s): Anthony English
  • Location(s): Papua New Guinea
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Post-WWII

In 1943 on Bougainville Island, New Guinea, a Japanese officer beheads Hugh Rand, an Australian spy — a coast watcher. The spectators include villagers he terrorised as his mind frayed under the stress of pursuit by soldiers and their...

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Hungry Ghosts (Singapore Saga, Vol.3)

Hungry Ghosts (Singapore Saga, Vol.3)
  • Author(s): John D Greenwood
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1850s

Set against the development of Singapore in the years 1852-1869, “Hungry Ghosts” (Singapore Saga, Vol. 3) continues the vivid portrayal of the lives of the early pioneers, including Tan Kim Ching, W. H. Read, Habib Noh, Tan Kim Seng,...

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Chasing the Dragon (Singapore Saga, Vol.2)

Chasing the Dragon (Singapore Saga, Vol.2)
  • Author(s): John D Greenwood
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1830s

Set against the expansion of Singapore in the years 1834-1854, Chasing the Dragon (Singapore Saga, Vol. 2) continues to vividly portray the lives of the early pioneers of the expanding port city, including Joseph Balestier, Seah Eu Chin, Captain...

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Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1)

Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1)
  • Author(s): John D Greenwood
  • Location(s): Singapore
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1820s

On 6 February 1819, Stamford Raffles, William Farquhar, Temenggong Abdul Rahman and Sultan Hussein signed a treaty that granted the British East India Company the right to establish a trading settlement on the sparsely populated island of Singapore. “Forbidden...

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At Sea with a Song

At Sea with a Song
  • Author(s): Catherine Monnet
  • Location(s): Thailand
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): 1990s

“Thai island girl Thanikarn’s chances of meeting a good Thai man were limited … and foreigners couldn’t be trusted.” On the Thai island of Koh Samui, Thanikarn, a masseuse with traditional values, has never fallen in love – until...

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Fortune Favors the Dead

Fortune Favors the Dead
  • Author(s): Stephen Spotswood
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC)
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s

The first in the brilliant new Pentecost and Parker series, FORTUNE FAVOURS THE DEAD is a hugely entertaining murder mystery set in 1940s New York City. New York, 1946. Lillian Pentecost is the most successful private detective in the...

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Pretty As A Picture

Pretty As A Picture
  • Author(s): Elizabeth Little
  • Location(s): Delaware
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Marissa Dahl, a shy but successful film editor, travels to a small island off the coast of Delaware to work with the legendary – and legendarily demanding – director Tony Rees on a feature film with a familiar logline....

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