Fiction

Divorce is Murder

Vividly realized with memorable characters

Toby Wong visits her quiet hometown in British Columbia, where nothing ever happens–until her old high school rival is found murdered. Shortly after returning to her sleepy hometown on Vancouver Island, Chinese-Canadian divorce lawyer Toby Wong runs into Josh Barton, who broke her heart as a teen at summer camp. Now a wealthy entrepreneur, Josh wants to divorce Tonya, the mean girl who made Toby’s life hell all those years ago. Not long after Toby takes Josh’s case, Tonya is found murdered. Josh is the prime suspect. Together with her fortune-teller mom and her pregnant best friend, Toby sets out to clear Josh, whom she still has a guilty crush on. While he seems equally smitten, can Toby trust him? The handsome cop charged with finding Tonya’s killer doesn’t think so. Since Tonya stayed in touch with everyone from that lousy summer camp, Toby keeps running into ex-campers she’d rather forget. Could one of Tonya’s catty friends be her killer? Are Toby’s old insecurities making her paranoid? Only too late does she realize that she really is in danger.

"A little romance, a little murder, and mean girls galore. A delicious mystery set on Victoria's stunning shores."
– C.S. O’Cinneide, host of She Kills Lit

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What you Don't Know

Tales of obsession, mystery & murder in Southeast Asia

An American lawyer dreams of killing his trophy wife in Thailand. A Vietnamese soldier goes mad in a haunted forest. A breaded mother’s trip to Cambodia ends in tragedy – or does it?

One of Asia’s top female crime writers takes you on a journey from the jungles of Sumatra throughout Bangkok’s seedy bars to the seemingly sedate streets of Singapore. Your traveling companies are a slew of dark emotions – fear, jealousy, greed, lust and revenge. And your destination? Welcome to the bright side of the dark side.

With flashes of black humor and hard-to-forget characters, these ten stories shine light into the dark corners of Southeast Asia.

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Fiction

Hanoi Jane

HOLD ON - The road to love can get bumpy!

Just months after moving to Hanoi with her banker fiancé, Wyatt, Jane Moxley learns that he’s cheating on her. Unable to accept that their relationship is over, Jane sets out to discredit his new girlfriend – a sexy French-Vietnamese aid worker named Lindy Tran. Hot, smart and accomplished, Lindy looks like the perfect woman. Or is she? The more Jane discovers, the less plausible Lindy seems. Not only is she dating three guys at once, but the charity she manages looks awfully shady.

What starts as a desperate bid to win Wyatt back turns into the adventure of Jane’s life. With its exotic locale and memorable characters, Hanoi Jane is a fun “holiday read” – whether or not you’re on holiday…

Reviews

"It zips along at a cracking pace with a compelling plot and fun characters."

– Jo Parfitt, Expat Book Reviews

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Saigon Dark

Good and bad. Life and death. Some choices aren't black and white.

A grief-stricken young mother switches her dead daughter for an abused child, then spends the next decade living a lie. She remarries and starts to feel safe when she gets a note: ‘I know what you did’. Can she save her family from her dark secret?

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"There’s no way this book can be easily described – well written and fascinating subject matter is only the beginning. It could easily become a huge hit and also has all the hallmarks of a noir classic. It should be read, simple as that."

Lissa Pelzer Author & Crime Critic

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Elka Ray

A former journalist and travel writer, Elka Ray writes fiction for children and adults. Writing mysteries is her passion.

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