East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Off to the South China Seas


… well, almost.
Starting tomorrow, I’ll be working on the translation of my friend Shanmei’s Murder on the Giava, en route to China, a historical mystery based on the real life adventures and letters of Shanmei’s grand-grandfather.
We’re talking a short novel, a classic murder mystery, with a side of exoticism and a small chaser of espionage, set in the Far East during the Belle Epoque, and based on real events.

I am very happy to be working on this book, because it’s really up my alley in every possible sense.
I also hope to convince the author to put in an appendix with a few extras just for the English-language market. Because it would be good to sell it in cartloads, considering there is a second volume coming.

Watch this space for news.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

4 thoughts on “Off to the South China Seas

  1. Buon lavoro 😉


  2. Sounds interesting, and close to home! 🙂


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