For more than a decade, private detective Warren Olson worked the bars and back alleys of Bangkok. Fluent in Thai and Khamen, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread Although Olson has since retired from the PI scene ...
Author: Warren Olson
Publisher: Monsoon Books
This volume - the follow-up to Olson’s bestselling "Confessions of a Bangkok Private Eye" - serves up more juicy portions of what goes on under the veneer in Thailand and includes stories deemed too hot to include in the first book for fear of repercussions. It also includes recent cases, where state-of-the-art surveillance devices and other advances in the dark arts of private investigation have made it easier to uncover dirt deep below the surface. This is a book that reads like exciting fiction, with one big difference: every story is true. Only the names and related identifying details have been changed to protect the innocent along with the guilty. These chronicles of a decade lived dangerously in the Land of Crooked Smiles will, by turns, entertain, shock, inflame and inform you.
The stories are based on Olson's case files, disguised to protect the innocent and the guilty by bestselling author Stephen Leather.
Author: Warren Olson
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Category: True Crime
Two-timing bargirls, suspicious spouses and lesbian lovers - it was all in a day's work for Bangkok Private Eye Warren Olson. For more than a decade, Olson walked the mean streets of the Big Mango. Fluent in Thai and Khmer, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread. His clients included Westerners who had lost their hearts and life savings to moneyhungry bargirls. But he had more than his fair share of Thai clients, too, including a sweet old lady who was ripped off by a Christian conman and a Thai girl blackmailed by a former lover. The stories are based on Olson's case files, disguised to protect the innocent and the guilty by bestselling author Stephen Leather. Olson has now relocated to his native New Zealand with his Thai wife and daughter, but the agency that he founded is still open for business at www.thaiprivateeye.com.
For more than a decade, private detective Warren Olson worked the bars and back alleys of Bangkok. Fluent in Thai and Khamen, he was able to go where other private eyes feared to tread. Although Olson has since retired from the Pl scene ...
Author: Warren Olson
Publisher: Monsoon Books
From an expat hotel manager to a respected drug baron, a sadistic triad boss to a Thai transvestite, this action-packed novel set in Thailand has them all. At about the same time a Filipino maid is murdered on the enclave of Macau, a cleaning lady at a small resort on the Thai island of Koh Samui discovers that the excitement of a night spent with a friendly transvestite has been too much for the heart of an elderly Chinese guest. A quick trip through Malaysia to Singapore by the resort manager follows, leading to more nighttime escapades. From there it’s to the bars of Bangkok, and a gristly murder in Lumpini Park. Follow the trials, tribulations and loves of an easygoing Australian resort manager’s Southeast Asian adventure. The novel is based loosely on many of the places and people met by the author as he roamed Southeast Asia whilst carrying out investigations as the region’s best-known ‘real life’ Private Eye.
Thai Private Eye214 makes no pretences at being an academic dissertation, instead telling common tales of deception with a high degree of humour. Warren Olson, once a real private eye in Thailand, has one central theme: the astonishing ...
Author: John Stapleton
Publisher: A Sense Of Place Publishing
The daily robbing, bashing, drugging, extortion and murder of foreign tourists on Thai soil, along with numerous scandals involving unsafe facilities and well established scams, has led to frequent predictions that Thailand's multi-billion dollar tourist industry will self-destruct. Instead tourist numbers more than doubled in the decade to 2014. The world might not have come to the hometowns of the many visitors fascinated by Thailand, but it certainly came to the Land of Smiles. While the Thai media is heavily censored, and bad news stories about tourists suppressed, nonetheless there is more than enough evidence to demonstrate that something has gone seriously awry with the nation's tourist industry. In 2014, just as in the years preceding it, there were train, bus, ferry, speedboat, motorbike and car accidents, murders, knifings, unexplained deaths, numerous suicides, diving accidents, robberies gone wrong, anonymous bodies washing up on the shores and a string of alcohol and drug related incidents. Thailand had a dying king and serious succession problems, weak democratic institutions, an economy slipping into recession, faced issues of corruption across many of its key services and was host to international crime syndicates, awash with despised foreigners and drifting perilously towards civil war. Tourists choose one destination over another for a number of reasons, most of which Thailand scores highly on. But on the core issue of tourist safety, Thailand scores very badly indeed.
1 - Thai PrivaTe eye It is just before seven o'clock in the evening and both the bar I am staking out and the street are still pretty quiet. There are four bar-girls sitting eating at a table outside the open-fronted drinking den; ...
Author: Peter Jaggs
Peter Jaggs has probably written and sold more books about the raunchier side of life in Thailand than any other author alive or dead. The brutal accuracy of his writing in a genre that is unavoidably always going to be controversial has inevitably provoked reaction from offended internet trolls accusing him of being a faker, a reprobate or even worse. Much more credible reviews in the Thai and ex-pat media on TV and in leading newspapers have described Jaggs as being (quote) ‘a highly-skilled writer, supremely confident in his craft’ and appraised his books as being ‘Modern Classics of Pattaya’ and ‘the best books on Pattaya written’. Whether you love his tales or hate them, it is undeniable that they are never boring. Jaggs has written himself into the history of the night-streets of Thailand and his work will surely continue to be read and discussed for as long as people visit the country. The stories in Thailand Crackers are vintage Jaggs and concentrate on the off-beat lives of eighteen resourceful entrepreneurs who live by their wits on the streets of a country where life can be hard. They include the accounts of an alcoholic septuagenarian mamasan, a teenage drug dealer, a hill-tribe grandfather, a bar-girl without a heart, an evil confidence trickster and a love-struck street dog; all told with the author’s usual colorful candidness that will disappoint neither his supporters nor his detractors and give them plenty of food for thought to get their teeth into.
It is significant that the news on the radio announcing this decision went out of its way to say thai Private Eye had campaigned prominently in this affair . I do not agree with everything you do , but it is clear that here is a clear ...
Thailand, for some reason, sets the global pace. Well, more than half of Thai survey respondents admit to adulterous affairs. We can only wonder if what the survey really measures is honesty. In any case, Thailand is followed by a ...
Author: Justin Hopson
?...my literary entry into the world of private surveillance, divorces, and literally, sex, lies, and videotapes.? Elizabeth Lee Beck, high-profile lawyer who deposed Donald Trump From If the First Lady Hired Me... I can't predict where their marriage goes from here. In any individual situation, it's unwise to guess. I do know, for solid certainty, that cheating IS the kiss of death to marriage and monogamous relationships. First Lady of The United States, can you hear me? If so, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Justin Hopson. I am a seasoned private investigator and retired New Jersey State Trooper. Please know that I?ve been chasing cheaters for over a decade now. In fact, I?ve had the unenviable task of investigating more than 100 divorce cases and have testified in a fair share of court proceedings. Infidelity, unfaithfulness, and adultery are too gentle of words, too proper for what they describe. Cheating is a better choice, much more direct.
( Looks at the money . ) Say , why don't I take you to lunch ? There's a Thai restaurant across the street that serves great fettucini . You can tell me more about Mintworth . ( Puts on his hat . ) PANDORA : Yes , I'd like that .
The Private Investigator's Secrets : Surveillance Tales and Techniques Chris Cooper ... signs and baby strollers and everything else that suggested I had returned to the real world after my unexpected foray into a seedy Thai sex house.
Author: Chris Cooper
Publisher: Chris Cooper
This book is part true-crime novel, and part textbook. It was written specifically about surveillance, as conducted by private investigators. It's virtually an industry bible, and contains an incredible volume of highly detailed how-to techniques, for virtually every area of surveillance. It covers how to get information out of people under pretext, how to follow people on foot or by car. What to expect and even how to think as a PI, in order to get great results. The book covers everything including: Training courses and licensing Job preparation Conduct of surveillance operations Special techniques used by professionals Following on foot, car, bus, train, taxi Working in specialist areas (buildings, apartments, shopping centres etc) While an invaluable resource for any potential recruit to the PI industry, this book is also an excellent resource for experienced PI's as well. It lists a large number of web references and other details for information sources that can be used to track down elusive offenders. With almost 544 pages, this incredible encyclopaedic resource covers all the basic techniques, as well as some you have never thought of. How can a female PI urinate on a long vehicle stakeout? What web resource can be used to determine the likely gender of an obscure ethnic name which was listed in client intelligence? How do I identify someone? What role does human psychology play in surveillance operations? How can I find out if they are working? 10 pages explaining why and how things are seen, 10 issues to consider when parking a surveillance vehicle, 30 issues to consider in selecting a suitable surveillance vehicle, 9 methods to assist identification of an unknown unit number in a large block, . . .and much more Not only does this comprehensive training resource cover techniques, it is illustrated with a large number of real cases which Chris has conducted. These stories are an incredible insight to the PI world, and are both entertaining and fascinating. Each story details real-life implementation of techniques described in the book.
Thai. Private. Eye. W ARREN O LSON For more than a decade, the intrepid Warren Olson trawled the mean streets of Bangkok and the lesserknown corners of the Land of Smiles. His brief? To uncover unsavoury truths about Thai bargirl lovers ...
Author: Jack Reynolds
Publisher: Monsoon Books
Acknowledged as one of the most memorable novels about Thailand, “A Woman of Bangkok” was first published to critical acclaim in London and New York in the 1950s and is a classic of Bangkok fiction. Set in 1950s Thailand, this is the story of an Englishman’s infatuation with a dance-hall hostess named Vilai. No ordinary prostitute, Vilai is one of the most memorable in literature’s long line of brazen working girls