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There is a poster from the Singapore police department which states ‘Low Crime doesn’t mean no Crime!’ It adorns taxies on the island state and causes foreigners to stop and stare. This slogan might be one of the reasons that many people do not think ‘crime fiction’ when they think of the Asian novel.
Shamini Flint, ex-lawyer and writer, will explain why she believes that dipping our toes into the bloody bath of crime fiction writing is a great way to explore the tensions (as well as the curries and the beer!) within modern Asian society.
Join Shamini Flint and Inspector Singh (‘It’s impossible not to warm to the portly, sweating, dishevelled, wheezing Inspector Singh – the Guardian) as she takes us on a journey through the back streets of Asia.
There are six books in the series so far, the latest being Inspector Singh Investigates: A Calamitous Chinese Killing.
I grew up in a small town in Malaysia, more of a fishing village really that didn’t even have a bookshop. I was the only Indian kid in a school of Chinese and Malay children who didn’t understand me, teachers who thought I was weird because I wanted to play soccer even though I was […]
Marcus Atkinson is good at math and computer games but he’s absolutely terrible at sport. Unfortunately, his Dad believes that Marcus has a gift for sport – just as long as they can find the right sport! Thus begins Marcus’s adventures, recorded for our enjoyment in his Diaries, as he tries to become a Soccer […]
On a rubber plantation in Malaya, on the eve of the Second World War, three teenagers enjoy their last summer of innocence before the Japanese invade. Against the backdrop of the fall of Malaya and Singapore, the communist insurgency and the eventual Japanese defeat, The Undone Years is a very human story of love and […]