- About the Author
Singapore/Malaya, 1890s: A cholera epidemic breaks out in Singapore’s congested Chinatown, and Detective Inspector Hawksworth finds himself embroiled in a case that threatens to spill over into regional warfare. While the immigrant population threatens to riot, someone is smuggling powerful new American weapons into the British colony, and rumours of Chinese undead wandering the night-time streets puts even the powerful Chinese clans on edge.
Explore the dark underbelly of 19th-century Singapore and Malaya in this hard-boiled historical thriller trilogy, comprising Singapore Black, Singapore Yellow and Singapore Red.
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.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 272
Year Published: 2017