Wednesday, August 03, 2011


DUKE by Rozlan Mohd Noor -- Silverfish Books (RM35.00)

Another Inspector Mislan mystery in which he solves the twin DUKExpressway Murders, by the author of 21 Immortals.

Here is a synopsis:

A married man and his young woman companion, whom he is planning to marry in Thailand shortly, are found dead in a car locked from the inside, with gunshot wounds, during Ramadan, on the DUKExpressway leading out of the city. It looks like an obvious case of murder-cum-suicide to all but Inspector Mislan, who is surprised by the amount of political interference and pressure he gets to close the case quickly, and at the attempts to frame him up for the fall.

Another great Malaysian crime novel by Rozlan Mohd Noor, with an ending that will surprise even the most ardent fan of the genre.

Other new Malaysian titles:

1) Selangor: 300 Early Postcards by Cheah Jin Seng (RM 99.00)
2) Perak: 300 Early Postcards by Cheah Jin Seng (RM 99.00)
3) Heritage Trees of Penang by Simon Gardner, Pindar Sidisunthorn & Lai Ee May (RM 100.00)
4) The Tiger That Lost Its Roar: A tale of Malaysia'a political economy by Tony Pua (RM 30.00)
5) Pada Sebuah Ketentuan: Puisi dan Catatan Ayam Fared (RM 20.00)
6) Maaf Tuan Speaker, Saya Tidak Dapat Menyokong: Sebuah analisis alternatif oleh Jeyakumar Devaraj (RM 10.00)
7) Indian Transmigrants: Malaysian and Comparative Essays by Ravindra K Jain (RM35.00)
8) A Rainbow Feast : New Asian Short Stories edited by Mohammad A Quayum (RM 59.90)
9) Catatan by Latiff Mohidin (RM 36.00)