I’m a writer based in Melbourne, Australia, with a fascination for crime fiction and film, obscure pulp novels and all things Asian. I lived in Southeast Asia for six years in the nineties, based in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, as well as traveling around the wider region. During that time, I worked as a journalist, and as a communications consultant for the United Nations and a number of non-government organisations. I have since travelled frequently in Asia and lived in Phnom Penh with my family for a year in 2008, where I wrote for the international news wire, Inter Press Service, and worked on a European television documentary on the international tribunal into the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge. My first book, Ghost Money, set in Cambodia in the mid-nineties, will be published in the second half of 2012 by Snubnose Press. I’m one of the founders of Crime Factory Publications, a Melbourne-based small press specialising in crime fiction, and help edit Crime Factory, its on-line magazine, which appears four times a year. I am also one of the editors of Crime Factory Publication’s second book, Crime Factory: Hard Labour, an anthology of short Australian crime fiction, due for release in August 2012. My film and book reviews have appeared in numerous other print and digital publications and forums. I’m the Australian contributor for the popular UK site, Crime Fiction Lover. for more: http://www.pulpcurry.com/about-pulp-curry/
Ghost Money is set in Cambodia in the mid-ninties, when the long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency was fragmenting and the country’s rival coalition parties were in conflict with each other from for dominance. Missing in the chaos is businessman Charles Avery. Hired to find him is Vietnamese Australian ex-cop Max Quinlan. Quinlan’s search will take him from Phnom Penh to the country’s border with Thailand and plunge him into a mystery that plunges him into the heart of Cambodia’s bloody past.