A fat Sikh inspector is on the prowl in Cambodia, sweating profusely and seeking out evil and solving crimes. That's the basis of a new book that goes under the title of Inspector Singh Investigates: A Deadly Cambodian Crime Spree
. It's the fourth in a series of crime novels by Singapore-based author Shamini Flint, who turned to writing after a career in law and seems to have found a rich vein with her unconventional hero, Inspector Singh, and a series that has so far been on tour to Malaysia, Bali and Singapore. She also dabbles successfully in children's books and will be bringing herself to a book launch at Monument Books on Friday 6 May at 6pm. I've managed to get hold of a copy of the book and have begun reading it tonight. You can find out more about the author here
A new book that has already ruffled a few feathers is Joel Brinkley's Cambodia's Curse: A Modern History of a Troubled Land
as it details what's happening on the ground in the country today, warts and all, with a few curveballs thrown in for good measure, according to the reviews I've read so far. Brinkley is a former New York Times Pulitzer-winning writer who doesn't hold back when discussing the country's ills. I'm not convinced that he'll be appearing at Monument Books anytime soon.
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