Press Release: Crackdown



(Vincent Calvino Crime Novel Book 15)

By Christopher G. Moore

Publication date: April 2015


B-Format | Baht 495 | Pages: 430

ISBN: 978-616-7503-32-5

Publisher: Heaven Lake Press (2015)

In Crackdown visual art becomes a powerful take down tool to push back against the oligarchs. People adjust to the surveillance state and its agents who are emergent forces. Post-coup Thailand is the setting as high tech competes with traditional power in a battle for hearts and minds. It is a noir landscape where Calvino finds himself ambushed as casualties from this battle leave behind a mystery or two. Calvino enters a world of ancient maps, political graffiti, student protestors and murder. The finger points at Calvino as the killer. He searches for allies who will help him prove his innocence.



“Moore is a masterful story teller … [Missing in Rangoon] is excellent.”

—Lang Reid, Pattaya Mail

“[Moore’s] descriptions of Rangoon are excellent, he excels at describing the human and social fall-out that occurs when a poor, isolated country suddenly opens its borders to the world.”

—Andrew Nette, Crime Fiction Lover



The Marriage Tree is a top tier crime novel set in a top tier city, Bangkok, to be enjoyed by crime fiction readers everywhere.”

—Kevin Cummings, Chiang Mai City News

“When a novelist brings his powers of description and sense of empathy to bear on such a subject, the wholehearted tragedy of these crimes against humanity hits home in a powerful way.”

—Jim Algie, The Nation



Winner of 2004 German Critics Award for International Crime Fiction (Deutsche Krimi Preis); Winner of 2007 Premier Special Director’s Award Semana Negra (Spain) (Zero Hour in Phnom Penh); Winner of 2011 Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback (Asia Hand)

Moore’s Vincent Calvino is listed among “100 Eyes of Mystery Scene Era” published in the 100th issue of Mystery Scene Magazine

“The Vincent Calvino series belongs on every Asian crime list.”—Booklist

“A vivid sense of place … the city of Bangkok, with its chaos and mystery, is almost another character. Recommened.”—Library Journal


About the Author

Christopher G. Moore is a Canadian novelist and essayist who lives in Bangkok. He has written 26 novels, including the award-winning Vincent Calvino series and the Land of Smiles Trilogy. The German edition of his third Vincent Calvino novel, Zero Hour in Phnom Penh, won the German Critics Award (Deutsche Krimi Preis) for International Crime Fiction in 2004 and the Spanish edition of the same novel won the Premier Special Director’s Book Award Semana Negra (Spain) in 2007. The second Calvino novel, Asia Hand, won the Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback in 2011.


Further information

To arrange an interview with Christopher G. Moore or to request a review copy or additional information, please contact Heaven Lake Press Editorial Department:

Email: editorial@heavenlakepress.com

Telephone: 02-260-1600

Fax: 02-260-4578

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