Regular readers of this blog (yes, both of you) might remember my review of Shamini Flint's crime novel Criminal Minds back in November. Although I didn't like the title and packaging, the murder mystery itself was very entertaining: it had wit, suspense and some colourful Malaysian characters. I ended by saying:
The UK publisher, bless them, has re-titled this book Inspector Singh Investigates – A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder, and it will be re-released next year. I look forward to reading it again, with the inevitably nicer cover.
Well, I was telling you no lie. The UK edition of the book is already out (check out this short review from The Guardian), and it has reached our shores:
Criminal Minds was published under her own company (registered in Singapore, where she lives) and now that a bigger international publisher has the rights, she can no longer sell the first version. So despite my mild knetch about its cover, I am happy that I not only own but wrote about a book that is now destined to be a collector's edition.
There will be promo activities in KL, I gather. You can join her Facebook fan-page to find out more. I wish the Inspector Singh series, as well as her various other books, all the best!