True Crime Show Zeroes in on Thai Serial Killer Who Targeted Masseuses

After a convicted serial killer dubbed Thailand’s “Jack the Ripper” was released from jail in 2019 only to kill again, Jim Algie looks back at a true crime show from 2013 called “The Masseuse Murders” which chronicles his deadly exploits....
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Former MTV Host Gives Phantom Lover Major Review in Asia’s Biggest English Daily

David Kendall, the former creator and host of the MTV alt.rock show  “120 Minutes,” gives the Phantom Lover collection of horror and noir a four-star review in the South China Morning Post, Asia’s biggest English-language daily, in its January 3, 2015...
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The Most Heinous Flesh Trade: Book Review of Vulture Peak by John Burdett

In the bestselling mystery series by John Burdett, the Phuket-set entry, Vulture Peak, which deals with the gruesome organ trade, may be the most compelling and moving of the six novels. Review by Jim Algie.  Starting with the brilliantly warped Bangkok 8, the series...
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Sexy Quest for Unholy Grail

In The Book of the Most Precious Substance Sara Gran probes those grey areas between the mind, the libido and magic in a mystery about the world’s oldest obsession. Story by Jim Algie. Should every seemingly objective review begin with a totally subjective disclaimer?...
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Debut Album by Steven Bradley Kravac: Timeless Pop Songs for Ageless Rockers

The debut solo album by Steven Bradley, who has spent much of his music career as a producer and sound-man and backing musician, reveals the harmonious benefits of staying power in a youth-crazy business.  Many middle-aged people are content to either rest on their...
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Jack & Jim of Many Writerly Trades
and Semi-Master of Some

On the Night Joey Ramone Died

The expanded edition of the book for 2018 features a non-fiction section of “Rock Writings and Musical Memoirs” containing real-life encounters with rock stars from Eddie Vedder to Joe Strummer, the Pixies, Soundgarden and Leonard Cohen, as well as a front-cover blurb from the acclaimed author and hit songwriter Timothy Hallinan: “The funniest sad book and the saddest funny book I’ve read in a long time.”

Thailand’s Sustainable Development Sourcebook

This 416-page hardback provides an incredible array of information, ideas and inspiration through more than 60 succinct articles, written by experts in the field, on subjects as diverse as energy and income inequality to education, corruption, organic restaurants, culture, Buddhism, female empowerment and climate change, in eye-catching layouts with many telltale photos and infographics.

The Phantom Lover

To travelers the world over Thailand is one of the most exotic places on earth – naturally lush, deeply spiritual, and hedonistic. In The Phantom Lover and Other Tales of Thailand award-winning author and longtime Thailand resident Jim Algie taps into the country’s fascinating culture in a way that Poe and Lovecraft fans will love.

Bizarre Thailand

A celebration of the country’s weirdest wonders, strangest museums, wackiest celebrities, sexiest ghosts, and nastiest serial killers, this non-fiction collection ventures off the well-trodden tourist trails and into the darkest and sexiest hinterlands.

Americans In Thailand

They arrived with printing presses and telescopes, religious fervor and guns. They advised monarchs and trained teachers and doctors. They paved roads and paid vast sums to expand their military operations for a controversial war. They brought new trade, training and theories to villages, classrooms and boardrooms, along with bottled water and pizza.

Thailand Travel Pack

In the first ever boutique traveller’s guide to Thailand, veteran author Jim Algie has condensed Thailand’s greatest experiences, sights, and dishes into the best of the best. Gone are the days of dragging a cinder block-sized guidebook around that could double as a dumbbell. Written in stylish prose and with much humour, this is all you need to come to grips with the kingdom’s intricacies.

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