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  • What Really Happened In Wuhan

    A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths

    Walkley Award-winning journalist, Sharri Markson is the Investigations Editor at The Australian and host of prime-time show Sharri on Sky News Australia.The origins of Covid-19 are shrouded in mystery. Scientists and government officials insisted, for a year and a half, that the virus had a natural origin, ridiculing anyone who dared contradict this view. Tech giants swept the internet, censoring ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Key to Midnight

    A gripping thriller of heart-stopping suspense

    by Dean Koontz ...
    The past can be a very dangerous place when it is locked into a nightmare...The Key to Midnight is a page-turning thriller from Dean Koontz that delves into the darkest of dreams. Perfect for fans of Stephen King and Harlan Coben.'Dean Koontz writes page-turners, middle-of-the-night-sneak-up-behind-you suspense thrillers. He touches our hearts and tingles our spines' - Washington Post Book ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Great Railway Bazaar

    By Train Through Asia

    by Paul Theroux ...
    The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel.The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a trip of discovery made in the mid ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The White Tiger

    WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008

    by Aravind Adiga ...
    ***NOMINATED FOR AN ACADEMY AWARD FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY******NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX PRODUCTION STARING PRIYANKA CHOPRA AND PRODUCED BY AVA DUVERNAY***'As angry, smart and dark as Parasite.' Standard'The anti-Slumdog Millionaire' Hollywood Reporter___________Here's a strange fact: murder a man, and you feel responsible for his life - possessive, even. You know more about him tha... ... Read more

    $12.64 AUD

  • Zen: The Art of Simple Living

    'Brings the spirit of Zen Buddhism to everyday life . . . 100 snack-size Zen activities you can do daily to add more calm to your life' Daily TelegraphFind your Zen with this little book of 100 tips and activities________Zen is the perfect antidote to the stress and uncertainty of modern life . . .In clear, practical and easy to follow lessons - one a day for 100 days - renowned Buddhist monk ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Amur River

    Between Russia and China

    by Colin Thubron ...
    **'Thubron on top form. Richly detailed, immaculately written and full of insights and encounters that bring a complex corner of the world to life' Michael Palin*As serialised on BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week***A FINANCIAL TIMES AND SPECTATOR BOOK OF THE YEAR****ONE OF THE DAILY TELEGRAPH'S BEST 75 BOOKS OF 2021**A dramatic and ambitious new journey from our greatest travel writer that makes a ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Tokyo Vice

    a Western reporter on the police beat in Japan

    From the only American journalist ever to have been admitted to the insular Tokyo Metropolitan Police Press Club, here is a unique, firsthand, revelatory look at Japanese culture from the underbelly up.At the age of 19, Jake Adelstein went to Japan in search of peace and tranquillity. What he got was a life of crime … crime reporting, that is, at the prestigious Yomiuri Shimbun. For twelve years ... Read more

    $25.51 AUD

  • Snowing in Bali

    The Incredible Inside Account of Bali's Hidden Drug World

    FROM THE ACCLAIMED AUTHOR OF TRUE CRIME BESTSELLERS HOTEL KEROBOKAN AND OPERATION PLAYBOY: Kathryn Bonella.'It's snowing in Bali.' Among Bali's drug dealers, this is the secret code for a huge cocaine shipment having just landed. For the men who run the country's drug empires, it's time to get rich and party hard.Snowing in Bali is the true crime story of the organised drug trafficking and dealing ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Bali Raw

    An expose of the underbelly of Bali, Indonesia

    by Malcolm Scott ...
    Considered one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations, the tropical island of Bali in Indonesia has long been the site for Western fantasies about paradise. Millions of tourists visit the Island of the Gods every year, from families treating the kids to a beach holiday to single men looking for cheap booze and sex. And for many young Westerners and Singaporeans, hardcore partying in Bali ... Read more

    $3.29 AUD

  • Escape: The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Escape from Thailand's Bangkok Hilton

    The True Story of the Only Westerner Ever to Escape from Thailand's Bangkok Hilton

    Among the 600 foreigners jailed in the 'Bangkok Hilton', one man resolves to do what no other has done: Escape. This is the true story of drug smuggler David McMillan’s perilous break-out from Thailand’s most notorious prison. After more than a year in prison and two weeks before a near-certain death sentence, McMillan escapes, never to be seen in Thailand again. ... Read more

    $9.56 AUD

  • Bangkok Hard Time: The Surreal True Story of How a WesternTeenager Came of Age in 1960s Bangkok, Turned International Drug Smuggler and Walked the Prison Yards of Thailand’s Notorious Bangkok Hilton

    The Surreal True Story of How a WesternTeenager Came of Age in 1960s Bangkok, Turned International Drug Smuggler and Walked the Prison Yards of Thailand’s Notorious Bangkok Hilton

    by Jon Cole ...
    It is 1967 Bangkok and teenager Jon Cole, son of a US Green Beret colonel serving in Vietnam, is coming of age in Thailand. Drawn to the underbelly of Bangkok by GIs on R&R from Vietnam, the army brat soon discovers ganja and opium, which leads to a career as an international drug smuggler and jail time inside Bangkok’s notorious prison, the “Bangkok Hilton”. A memoir of an American smuggler ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Exciting Times

    Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2021

    by Naoise Dolan ...
    'The book of the summer ... Kept me rapt until the final page' THE TIMES'A sharp, smart, witty modern love story. I loved it' David Nicholls, author of ONE DAY'More than lives up to the hype ... Likely to fill the Sally-Rooney-shaped hole in many readers' lives' IRISH TIMES'Droll, shrewd and unafraid - a winning debut' Hilary Mantel, author of WOLF HALL'... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $12.99 AUD

  • The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

    Baby Ganesh Agency Book 1

    by Vaseem Khan ...
    series Baby Ganesh series #1
    Selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 40 best crime novels published 2015-2020Mumbai, murder and a baby elephant combine in a charming, joyful mystery for fans of Alexander McCall Smith and Rachel Joyce.On the day he retires, Inspector Ashwin Chopra discovers that he has inherited an elephant: an unlikely gift that could not be more inconvenient. For Chopra has one last case to solve...But as ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Escape: The Past: 'Living Fast' Redefined As Bangkok Hilton Escapee David Mcmillan Opens His Past As A Teenage Drug-Trafficker

    'Living Fast' Redefined As Bangkok Hilton Escapee David Mcmillan Opens His Past As A Teenage Drug-Trafficker

    In this gripping prequel to ‘Escape’, drug smuggler-turned-bestselling author David McMillan starts from the beginning and tells how he made his first million dealing drugs by age 21. He details his plans to smuggle marijuana by Learjet, befriend drug-dealing pimps in Bangkok brothels and transport liquid heroin in glass statues. Learn the tricks of the smuggling trade as McMillan arms his ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Red-Light Nights, Bangkok Daze

    Sexy, entertaining, and thoroughly informative, this collection of reports offers a glimpse into what is enticing, insightful, and unknown about sex in Asia. It looks at the sex scenes and unseens in the ‘usual suspects’ of Thailand, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Japan as well as in less obvious countries such as Pakistan, China, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Covering the gamut of love, lust, ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • Jakarta Undercover

    by Moammar Emak ...
    series Jakarta Undercover #1
    Prowling the seedy red-light districts, the underground club circuit and the house parties of wealthy Indonesian society, Moammar Emka offers a unique glimpse into the underbelly of modern, urban Jakarta. This is the book that took Indonesia by storm. Moammar Emka is Jakarta’s answer to Carrie Bradshaw; this is "“Sex and the City”" Indonesian-style! ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD

  • The Night Tiger

    The Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

    by Yangsze Choo ...
    THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER'The two main characters will captivate you as their paths are destined to cross... you won't be able to put this one down!'Reese Witherspoon'I was willingly propelled into a fascinating and exotic world'Daily MailThey say a tiger that devours too many humans can take the form of a man and walk among us...In 1930s colonial Malaya, ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Seven Years in Tibet

    Translated by Richard Graves ...
    A landmark in travel writing, this is the incredible true story of Heinrich Harrer’s escape across the Himalayas to Tibet, set against the backdrop of the Second World War.Heinrich Harrer, already one of the greatest mountaineers of his time, was climbing in the Himalayas when war broke out in Europe. He was imprisoned by the British in India but succeeded in escaping and fled to Tibet. Settling ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD $13.99 AUD

  • The Museum of Innocence

    by Orhan Pamuk ...
    Translated by Maureen Freely ...
    The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Füsun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • Bali Undercover

    by Malcolm Scott ...
    In this follow-up to his chart-topping "Bali Raw", Malcolm Scott strips off the island’s sunny veneer to reveal its dark and dirty underbelly, taking the reader where no tourist guide ever will. Take a walk through the night streets of Kuta Beach to meet its wild and willing hookers, its dolled-up trannies and desperate college girls, and discover first hand all the sexy and sleazy secrets that ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Gaysia

    Adventures in the Queer East

    by Benjamin Law ...
    Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend’s hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognise same-sex marriage. As the child of migrants, though, he also wonders how different life might have been had he grown up elsewhere. So off he sets to meet his fellow Gaysians.Law takes his investigative duties seriously, baring all in Balinese gay ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • American Traitor

    A gripping military thriller from ex-Special Forces Commander Brad Taylor

    by Brad Taylor ...
    series Taskforce #15
    An enemy is dangerous. A traitor is lethal.They call them the Taskforce. Designed to operate outside the bounds of law, trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability, their existence is as essential as it is illegal. Recruited from top operators in the intelligence spheres and led by ex-Special Forces Operator Pike Logan, they're a formidable unit. Prepared for anything.And they need to ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Walking to Samarkand

    The Great Silk Road from Persia to Central Asia

    Translated by Dan Golembeski ...
    Acclaimed journalist Bernard Ollivier continues his epic journey across Persia and Central Asia as he walks the length of the Great Silk Road.Walking to Samarkand is journalist Bernard Ollivier’s stunning account of the second leg of his 7,200-mile walk from Istanbul, Turkey, to Xi’an, China, along the Silk Road--the longest and perhaps most mythical trade route of all time. Picking up where Out ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Confessions of a Bangkok PI

    by Warren Olson ...
    Two-timing bargirls, suspicious spouses and lesbian lovers - it was all in a day's work for Bangkok Private Eye Warren Olson. For more than a decade, Olson walked the mean streets of the Big Mango. Fluent in Thai and Khmer, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread. His clients included Westerners who had lost their hearts and life savings to moneyhungry bargirls. But he had more ... Read more

    $5.49 AUD