‘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 money-hungry bargirls. But he had more than his fair share of Thai clients, too, including a sweet old lady who was ripped off by a Christian conman and a Thai girl blackmailed by a former lover.
The stories are based on Olson’s case files, fictionalised (to protect the innocent, and the guilty) by bestselling author Stephen Leather. Olson has now relocated to his native New Zealand with his Thai wife and daughter, but the agency that he founded is still open for business at www.thaiprivateeye.com.
About the authors
- For more than a decade, private detective Warren Olson worked the bars and back alleys of Bangkok. Fluent in Thai and Khamen, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread. Although Olson has since retired from the PI scene and has returned to his native New Zealand, the company he founded in Bangkok, Thai Private Eye, is still open for business (www.thaiprivateeye.com). Olson, who holds a Masters in Strategic Studies, is the co-author of Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye, his first collection of case files from Thailand.
- Stephen Leather is one of the UK’s most successful thriller writers with numerous bestsellers in print and ebook form, and translated into more than ten languages. Before becoming a fulltime author, Leather was a journalist on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong.
Category Nonfiction / True Crime