Best-selling author of books about Thailand and Asia Peter Jaggs takes time out from his more usual light-hearted travelogues to bring his readers a haunting tale of violence, greed and retribution in the Thai underworld.
First told to him as a true story in a bar in Pattaya by an ancient mamasan, Jaggs has molded the old woman’s reminiscences into a chilling tale that those of a weak constitution might do better to leave well alone.
Peppered with almost Dickensian characters from the backstreets of Bangkok and Pattaya and seasoned with insights into the sub-culture of the outcasts of Thailand, ‘Malevolence’ is a book that will keep you turning the pages in fascinated horror, towards a harrowing twist in the final pages that will keep the nightmares recurring for many months to come.
Jaggs’ writing can be insightful, but don’t expect it to be too politically correct
PROSTITUTION RESEARCH CENTRE
(Jaggs) will make the neck hair stand up in recognition
PATTAYA TRADER MAGAZINE
Publication date: 15/01/2013
Best-selling author of books about Thailand and Asia
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