Jake Needham, Crime Novelist

An Introduction to Jake Needham

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Jake Needham is an American crime novelist who lives in Bangkok.  He has published six crime novels set in contemporary Asia: THE UMBRELLA MAN, THE AMBASSADOR’S WIFE, A WORLD OF TROUBLE, KILLING PLATO, LAUNDRY MAN, and THE BIG MANGO. The print editions of Jake’s novels are distributed only in Europe, Asia, and the UK, where they have all been bestsellers. Happily, the ebook editions of his novels are available worldwide.

Mr. Needham has lived and worked in Asia for over twenty-five years. He and his wife have two sons who attend school in the US.


Comments about Mr Needham

“Jake Needham is Michael Connelly with steamed rice.”
– The Bangkok Post

“Needham is Asia’s most stylish and atmospheric writer of crime fiction.”
– The Singapore Straits Times

“Jake Needham has a knack for bringing plots to life. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!”
– CNNgo

“Mr. Needham seems to know rather more than one ought about these things.”
– The Wall Street Journal

“Needham certainly knows where a few bodies are buried.”
— Asia Inc

“Jake Needham’s crime novels about Jack Shepherd have earned rave reviews.”
– Malaysia Star (Kuala Lumpur)

“In the genre of crime fiction set in Asia, Jake Needham is in a class of his own.”
— The Bangkok Post

“Jake Needham can lay claim to being Asia’s best selling crime novelist.”
The Edge (Singapore)


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Visit www.JakeNeedham.com to learn more about Jake Needham’s international crime novels:


Copy and images courtesy of Jake Needham.

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About Steve

An author since the age of 13 years, writing again dominates my activities. My "Imagineer-ing" blog is my primary site. Also: Beginner knitter since November 2010. Favourite knitting techniques: cable and lace. Beginner cross stitcher. Beginner jewellery maker. With the promotion of self publication and all the other work that has been going on here, Dad decided around 2am this morning (22/11/2013) that it was time to begin his next adventure. He was seen off earlier the previous evening by myself, my brother, my sister in law, and my sister, as well as his wife (our mum), and an enigmatic being known only as A Lorraine. After this time of story telling, laughing, crying, joking and mickey taking, we saw how tired both mum and dad were, and we decided to leave them under the (sometimes) gentle care of The Lorraine. When Dad found the timetable for his travels, he let Mum know gently, which woke her from her drowsing, then, with the same gentleness he showed in this universe, he boarded his favourite mode of transport, the Interdimensional Steam Train, and set off with a smile and a wave. For those of us closest, that smile was a reminder that his pain has ended, and the wave, an indicator that he will pop in to all those that knew him, from time to time. Usually at the most inconvenient and in opportune moments he can. While we are sad that he is no longer here, we are happy he now has no pain, and is experiencing more extraordinary things that his writers mind will be frantically weaving into a new story. Posted by Son Damien

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