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 over 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 and educator based in Southeast Asia. His nonfiction book Art and Money in the Writing of Tobias Smollett was published in 2007. In 2009, he collaborated with the record label Sublime Frequencies to release a compilation of 1960s Singapore-Chinese go-go music. Singapore Black, the first in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in the rough-and-tumble frontier of 1890s Malaya, is followed by Singapore Yellow and Singapore Red. Learn more about the author at: www.williamlgibson.com.