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									Hiya James/Steve


Hope all's well.

Can you arrange the following changes to the website, please.

Best wishes,

Stephen




AUGUST 2006 REVAMP for
stephenleather.com


BOOKS PAGE

I want to add a new book at the top of this page. Confessions Of A Bangkok Private Eye.

We need the JPEG of the cover (attached to this email as CONFESSIONS COVER) a
link to Monsoon Books (same as for Private Dancer, the Monsoon logo and a link to their
page at http://www.monsoonbooks.com.sg/bookpage-confessions.html)


Plus the following copy.


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 Bog Mango and I had
access to his files while writing Confessions Of A Bangkok Private Eye.

We also need a REVIEWS and COMMENTS BY THE AUTHOR button which will go
through to a new page devoted to the Confessions book.
Also on the Main Books Page, can we change the exiting Cold Kill link to
Amazon.co.uk. It goes through to the £10.99 trade paperback on Amazon.co.uk. Can you
change it to go through to the £6.99 mass market edition. We need to do this on the main
books page, and also on the Cold Kill individual book page (see the next section)

Can you change the existing Hard Landing cover with the attached JPEG, HARD
LANDING.




Confessions Of A Bangkok Private Eye page

The style of this page is to follow the style of the other pages devoted to individual
books. You get to this page by clicking the REVIEWS AND COMMENTS BY THE
AUTHOR button on the Main Books Page.

We need the Confessions book cover JPEG, (CONFESSIONS COVER), a link to
Monsoon Books (same as for Private Dancer, the Monsoon logo and a link to their
Confessions page at http://www.monsoonbooks.com.sg/bookpage-confessions.html)

And we need the following copy:


A few years ago I bumped into a guy called Warren Olson in a bar in
Washington Square in Bangkok. Over a few drinks he told me that he
had been a private eye in Bangkok for almost ten years. He was fluent
in Thai and Khmer so could get more information from bargirls than
the average Westerner.

I can’t remember whose idea it was but we decided to do a book
together, detailing his adventures over the years. Warren had moved
back to New Zealand so he’d email me notes on his cases and I’d turn
them into stories, changing enough details to protect the innocent and
the guilty.

In all we did just over two dozen cases, most of which, it has to be said,
involve Warren checking into unfaithful bargirls. It’s different from my
regular thrillers but it’s fun and gives you an idea of what a crazy place
Thailand can be. The book is published by Monsoon Books in Singapore
by my good friend Phil Tatham who also publishes Private Dancer
outside Thailand.

The cover photograph was taken by my pal Paul Owen, who also did the
cover for Private Dancer. The Private Eye on the cover is another
friend, Andy Yates, who more often than not reads my manuscripts
before I send them to my publisher. He’s younger and better looking
than Warren, it has to be said, and had a black coat. I ordered a black
fedora over the internet and we borrowed two girls from the Big Dog’s
Bar in Nana Plaza. It’s a great picture.

Below the copy can you make a button one that reads ‘Bangkok Post – A good Review’
and link that to the JPEG slugged CONFESSIONS BANGKOK POST.

Next to it can you put a button that reads ‘Pattaya Mail – A Bad Review’ and link that to
the JPEG slugged CONFESSIONS PATTAYA MAIL




Cold Kill page
Can you change the Amazon.co.uk link here so that it links through to the £6.99 mass
market edition (at present it goes to the more expensive trade paperback edition).


Can we add the following reviews to the end of the page, please:


‘This is an aggressively topical novel but a genuinely thrilling one, too.
Readers after grand guignol will get all they expect and more, but they
won't be able to duck the issues Leather explores. Whether Dan defeats
the villains here or not, Leather's determination to engage with the real
world means that a happy ending is impossible. Very exciting, but in no
way escapist.' - Daily Telegraph
'There's a new breed of British crime writer giving the genre a much-
needed shake-up - and Stephen Leather is at the forefront . . . the sheer
impetus of his storytelling is damned hard to resist.' – Daily Express



‘The story builds to a boil as Shepherd, piecing together the terrorists’
plans as he goes, lands aboard a Paris-bound Eurostar train with four
suicide bombers as his fellow passengers. It’s a grand finale that’ll have
readers on edge. Nicely, and seemingly effortlessly, done.’ – Kirkus
Reviews



‘Do you like your thrillers to increase your pulse rate.... but only
slightly? And do you like your thrillers to leave you with a feeling that
(in the end) everything is right with the world? Then avoid Stephen
Leather--and such books of his as Cold Kill. Leather is not a writer who
is particularly interested in soothing the reader--but for those of us who
like to tackle thrillers that seem to be genuinely engaged with the
modern world, he is essential reading. Reflecting the fact that crime is
now a global industry, with major criminals hopping easily from
continent to continent, this latest outing for Leather’s resourceful
undercover operative Dan ‘Spider’ Shepherd catapults him into a new
role. Asylum seekers have been bringing fake euros into the UK in a
scam organised by the Albanian Mafia, while Bangladeshi
moneychangers handle the London logistics. At the same time, terrorist
organisations are busily recruiting men and women who are able to
move easily between Western countries without drawing any attention
to themselves. And these new recruits are, of course, being handed
lethal assignments that it's up to people like Dan to stop. Going
undercover, he makes contact with a major Albanian criminal in
France, and discovers that (for the right money) British passports are
easily obtainable. Soon, Dan is on the trail of a suspected terrorist, and
many lives will be at stake unless he can bring a major international
conspiracy to a halt. Stephen Leather has long had the measure of fast
moving thrillers such as this, and everything (including the pulse-
pounding climax aboard a Eurostar train) is orchestrated with
maximum finesse.’ - Barry Forshaw, Amazon.co.uk review
‘To some in the publishing world Stephen Leather is proving freakishly
accurate in predicting international terror events such as last year’s
London bombings. Which must mean that his 17th thriller is causing a
few sleepless nights for those concerned about such issues as an
Albanian people-smuggling, Euro-smuggling ring, plus Al-Qaeda
recruitment of cleanskins who can travel freely across Europe; plus a
sleeper in the British Passport Office selling passports at £10,000 a pop
for those seeking visa-free entry into the US. A passport which could
prove a terrorist’s dream. Plus the fact that Leather’s action moves to
the Eurostar fast train hurtling under the English Channel with
thousands of unsuspecting passengers still to figure in a variant of Twin
Towers rerun. For Leather, a former journalist turned one of the
hottest thriller writers around, this is merely another gritty drama
played out in the knowledge that today’s faction easily could be
tomorrow’s headlines.’ – Brisbane Courier Mail.
After the written reviews, can you put two buttons side by side, one to read ‘CLICK
HERE TO READ WEST AUSTRALIAN ARTICLE’ which links to the PDF slugged
WEST AUSTRALIAN REVIEW and one to read ‘CLICK HERE TO READ GOLD
COAST BULLETIN ARTICLE’ which links to the PDF slugged GOLD COAST
REVIEW.




HARD LANDING PAGE
Can you change the existing Hard Landing cover with the attached JPEG, HARD
LANDING.




THE AUTHOR PAGE
On this page, can we change the Hard Landing cover for the new version, attached to this
email as HARD LANDING JPEG.

I need to describe the latest books - Hot Blood and Confessions Of A Bangkok Private
Eye.

At the moment, within the copy we have:
The third book to feature Shepherd was Cold Kill, published in
February 2006. In Cold Kill he is up against terrorists who want to blow
up the Eurostar as it passes underneath the English Channel. I just
hope that I am not overtaken by events. Part of the new book is set in
Sydney, Australia, another city which I fear will be hit by terrorists
sooner rather than later. We’ll see.

Most of the books I write are big international thrillers, but I like to
stretch myself by writing in other genres. The problem is that they are
not the type of books that my publisher, Hodder and Stoughton, wants
to publish. I’ve put them on this website as free downloads on my
Unpublished Work page. The unpublished books are: Once Bitten (a
British psychologist tracks down vampires in Los Angeles); The
Basement (a serial killer story with a great twist) and Dreamer’s Cat (a
virtual reality murder mystery). I think they are among the best things
I’ve written. Read them and judge for yourself.

Private Dancer is available in bookstores throughout Thailand, or you
can buy it on line by following the link below.

So far as the future is concerned, I’m working on a new Spider
Shepherd novel, and I am writing a book called Confessions Of A
Bangkok Private Eye, based on the real-life investigations of a private
detective friend of mine. Watch this space!
Can we change that to read:

The third book to feature Shepherd was Cold Kill, published in
February 2006. In Cold Kill he is up against terrorists who want to blow
up the Eurostar as it passes underneath the English Channel. I just
hope that I am not overtaken by events. Part of the new book is set in
Sydney, Australia, another city which I fear will be hit by terrorists
sooner rather than later. We’ll see.

The book for 2007 is Hot Blood, in which Shepherd has to decide how
far he can go to save the life of a former SAS colleague. Geordie
Mitchell is kidnapped by terrorists in Iraq, thrown into a basement and
the world is told that he’ll be beheaded within fourteen days. The
British Government is powerless to help so it’s up to Shepherd and his
friends to do what they can to get Mitchell out. But the only way of
rescuing Mitchell is to be as merciless as the terrorists themselves.

Most of the books I write are big international thrillers, but I like to
stretch myself by writing in other genres. The problem is that they are
not the type of books that my publisher, Hodder and Stoughton, wants
to publish. I’ve put them on this website as free downloads on my
Unpublished Work page. The unpublished books are: Once Bitten (a
British psychologist tracks down vampires in Los Angeles); The
Basement (a serial killer story with a great twist) and Dreamer’s Cat (a
virtual reality murder mystery). I think they are among the best things
I’ve written. Read them and judge for yourself.

Private Dancer, the story of a doomed relationship between a travel
writer and a Thai bargirl, was an unpublished on-line work for many
years but it is now available in bookstores throughout Thailand, or you
can buy it on line by following the link below.

I have also collaborated with Warren Olson, a Kiwi who was a private
detective in Bangkok for ten years. Together we have produced
Confessions Of A Bangkok Private Eye, based on more than two dozen
of his cases. It’s different from my regular thrillers but it’s fun and
gives you an idea of what a crazy place Thailand can be. The book is
published by Monsoon Books in Singapore by my good friend Phil
Tatham who also publishes Private Dancer outside Thailand.

So far as the future is concerned, I’m working on a new Spider
Shepherd novel, and I am planning a series of books set in Thailand
about a former New Orleans cop turned antiques dealer who solves
mysteries in his spare time. Watch out for Bangkok Bob!


Can we add the Hot Blood JPEG, attached to this email as HOT BLOOD, along with
‘Click Here To Read The First Chapter of Hot Blood’ to match the style of the existing
books. This is to go at the top of the list of books.

I am attaching the first chapter of Hot Blood to this email as a Word file, slugged HOT
BLOOD CHAPTER.
Below Hot Blood, I want to do a similar thing with Confessions Of A Bangkok Private
Eye using the CONFESSIONS COVER JPEG and a link which reads ‘Click Here To
Read The First Chapter of Confessions Of A Bangkok Private Eye’

I am attaching the first chapter of Confessions Of A Bangkok Private Eye as a Word File
slugged CONFESSIONS CHAPTER




TV WORK PAGE
Can you please make a PDF of the attached DEVILZONE Word file and use it to replace
the existing Devilzone script on this page.

There are four purchasing links on this page linking to the Screenwriters Store. The links
do not work so please remove them all. Two of the products - Final Draft and the Syd
Field DVD – are available on Amazon so can we replace them with links to Amazon.com
and Amazon.co.uk. Can you set up the links through the Associates scheme, same as with
the books.




And that’s the lot! Thanks!!

Stephen

								
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