German award winning photographer Ralf Tooten and I have been working on a book titled Bangkok Noir. We have been to many locations that appear in the Vincent Calvino novels. With the recent rains in Bangkok we have managed to capture that noir mood somewhere locked between menace and mystery, where the cigarette smoke is stale, and beer flat and a distant tenor sax plays in the shadows. We hope to have the book ready next year. There will be about 50 original black and white photographs and I will weave a yarn or two about the mean backstreets and the characters who haunt them.
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