Singapore/Malaya, 1892: Chief Detective Inspector David Hawksworth, orphaned, middle-aged and gimlet-eyed, travels to Malacca to meet a mysterious woman who claims his mother is alive, only to find a British Resident has been brutally murdered and a Singapore police expedition has vanished in the jungle. Children are being snatched from villages, sinister commercial syndicates are fighting over virgin resources, and a seductive vampiric pontianak is on the loose. When native kids start turning up butchered in Singapore, Hawksworth finds himself increasingly isolated as the evidence points to the involvement of the colonial elite. Bringing justice to the powerful perpetrators while saving his own skin and uncovering the secrets of his dark past pushes the detective past the brink in this thrilling sequel to Singapore Black. Singapore Yellow is volume two in the 19th-century Detective Hawksworth Trilogy set in Singapore and Malaya that includes Singapore Black and Singapore Red.
About the Author
William L. Gibson is a writer, educator and occasional sound artist based in Southeast Asia. His fiction and nonfiction work has appeared in magazines such as Signal to Noise, Black Scat Review and many others. His regular column on Asian art and media, ‘Opium Traces’, can be found at popmatters.com. The album Pusat, the first by Gibson’s experimental music project Third World Skull Candy, is available on BitPulse Records. Singapore Yellow is the second book in the Detective Hawksworth Trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in the rough-and-tumble frontier of 1890s Malaya, that includes Singapore Black and Singapore Red.