A thriller trilogy offers crime, intrigue and mysticism Singapore style

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  • Wednesday, 07 Oct 2015

American author, William L. Gibson's fascination with the supernatural and the inexplicable informs his noir thrillers which are set in colonial Malaya and Singapore. Photo: Monsoon Books

The year is 1892, and troubles are brewing in Singapore’s Chinatown. A dead American is found floating in the middle of a canal. Tensions are brewing among Chinese gangs, which are preparing to clash in a  turf war. And a mysterious Hindu artefact is stirring up trouble – both natural and supernatural.

Such is the tangled web of intrigue that forms the narrative of Singapore Black, a hard-boiled historical thriller written by Jakarta-based American author William L. Gibson.

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