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Central Asian Crime
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I currently have connections to Kabul, Afghanistan in that I live and work here. I am starting to write crime fiction short stories as well as novel based around the situation out here as well as…Continue

Tags: noir, asia, crime, kabul

Started this discussion. Last reply by I. J. Parker Jun 28, 2010.

 

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Nov 20, 2010
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Nov 5, 2010
I. J. Parker replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"I didn't notice any non-fiction sources in you comment. What was I to think?"
Jun 28, 2010
K Barrett replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"What? Do you think I'm such a twit that I can't tell if someone has their own agenda?"
Jun 28, 2010
I. J. Parker replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"I write a series set in an Asian country during the eleventh century. I would recommend going to non-fiction sources. You cannot trust authors, who may not have researched properly, or who may have their own agenda. I have found that much depends on…"
Jun 27, 2010
K Barrett replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"What I have found interesting is women's power in that society and I'd be interested in finding out more about the give and take. In Gruber's book a woman is saved from trial & torture by the village women calling out from their…"
Jun 27, 2010
DTK Molise and Mosi Tyrone Wells are now friends
Jun 27, 2010
DTK Molise replied to Caroline Trippe's discussion Does Art Imitate Life in Crime Fiction?
"Well this has been an interesting discussion, even if it did at times move towards a debate on the death penalty. It is interesting, but not surprising, that at least two of the crime fiction writers have been proponents of the death penalty whereas…"
Jun 27, 2010
DTK Molise replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"I would just like to thank everyone that has responded. It has been very interesting to see how people have dealt with my blog post and I would like to thank those who have encouraged me or provided advice. I am aware that a lot of the fiction that…"
Jun 27, 2010
Caroline Trippe replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"I'm just putting in my 2 cents here , from a reader's perspective. Sounds like a great idea to me! Haven't read many mysteries set in contemporary Asia (I did read some in a very good series that were set in Japan, with a part…"
Jun 27, 2010
K Barrett replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"Eliot Patison's series is set in Tibet, but branches out from there into the neighboring -istans, one deals with the silk road, one with potential missles from neighboring India and one dealing with oil exploration, most deal with the…"
Jun 24, 2010
BrianLindenmuth replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"India has a decades long thriving pulp fiction industry. Blaft is bringing some of it to Anglophone reading audiences. http://www.blaft.com/ They are bringing the Vimal books out. I also wrote an brief essay on Asian crime…"
Jun 18, 2010
Laura Root replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"Michael Walker has written a few books - the Shadow Walker and the Outcast, set in Mongolia. Vikas Swarup (author of the book Q & A, that Slumdog Millionaire is based on) has written a crime novel called 6 suspects set in India."
Jun 11, 2010
pr replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"I know of no crime fiction from Central Asia, but good God, that part of the world has cast potential for crime writing. For India, you might try Vikram Chandra, Akashic Books' "Delhi Noir" collection, or some of the material…"
Jun 3, 2010
I. J. Parker replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"Add Keating's Inspector Ghote series (India) to this. This series was miles better than his current "Detective" series."
May 13, 2010
Craig Sisterson replied to DTK Molise's discussion Central Asian Crime
"The only crime novel from those specific regions/countries I've come across recently is THE CASE OF THE MISSING SERVANT by Tarquin Hall (set in India). I haven't read any of Boris Akhunin's work yet (a Russian crime writer), so…"
May 12, 2010

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Trowbridge, UK
About Me:
Based in Kabul, Afghanistan I post my own short fictional stories, descriptions of real life events, and link to articles that shine a light on the dark side of life in the Afghan capital. In addition to this I also review both contemporary and vintage crime fiction, including random books that I find in Kabul.
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Reader, Writer, Critic
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Books And Authors I Like:
David Peace, James Ellroy, Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett, John Fante, Eric Ambler, John le Carre, Richard Stark, George Pelecanos, Dennis Lehane, Richard Yates, Milan Kundera.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire, Kiss Me Deadly, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Out of The Past, A History of Violence, Murder, My Sweet, Double Indemnity, Twin Peaks, The Movies of David Lynch.

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