Singapore/Malaya, 1892: When a dead American is found floating in Rochor Canal, Chief Detective Inspector David Hawksworth begins an investigation that quickly leads into a labyrinth of deceit and violence in the polyglot steam-cooker of turn-of-the-century Singapore. As Chinese gangs verge on open turf war and powerful commercial enterprises vie for control of the economy, a stolen statue that houses an ancient Hindu goddess becomes the object of a pursuit with a mounting body count, and its seems that everyone is suffering from maniacal erotic nightmares. Will Hawksworth be able to restore order before the colony is tipped into a bloodbath?
Explore the dark underbelly of nineteenth-century Singapore’s Chinatown and colonial district in this hard-boiled historical thriller trilogy, comprising Singapore Black, Singapore Yellow and Singapore Red.
About the Author
William L. Gibson is a writer and educator based in Southeast Asia. His nonfiction book Art and Money in the Writing of Tobias Smollett was published in 2007. In 2009, he collaborated with the record label Sublime Frequencies to release a compilation of 1960s Singapore-Chinese go-go music. Singapore Black, the first in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in the rough-and-tumble frontier of 1890s Malaya, is followed by Singapore Yellow and Singapore Red. Learn more about the author at: www.williamlgibson.com.
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