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Love, Betrayal And Death In Thailand


Private Dancer, a book by Stephen Leather, is the story of a doomed relationship between a British travel writer and a Thai bargirl. Based on the realities of the Bangkok bar scene, Leather delivers a highly readable thriller that delves deep into the relationship between a bargirl named Joy and her newest boyfriend Pete.

The story It’s written in the first person, from the point of view of all the characters involved, and is based on a lot of stories Stephen heard around the bars in Bangkok.

For many years Private Dancer was only available as a free download through his website. It became something of a cult classic and over the last five years was downloaded sixty thousand times from more than forty countries. He gleaned much of the information for the book sitting in a bar called Jool’s in Sukhumvit Soi 4, just down the road from Bangkok’s infamous Nana Plaza red light area. The owner, Big Dave, knows pretty much everything there is to know about Thailand, and he’s the basis for the Big Ron character in the book.

Hodder and Stoughton didn’t want to publish Private Dancer as it is so different from his regular thrillers, so he decided to publish the book himself in Thailand, through his publishing company, Three Elephants.

You can download a huge chunk of the book below Courtesy of Stephen Leather… it will leave you wanting more!

Private Dancer PDF

If you like what you’ve read then head over to his website at StevenLeather.com to check out his other works.

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