Bones of the Dark Moon by Richard E. Lewis

Lewis has written a captivating historical novel that highlights some dark but fascinating history in Bali during the cold war. It also offers an interesting and educational glimpse into the culture and complicated relationships of this part of the world. It accomplishes all of this while providing a suspenseful mystery.

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Monster's Proof by Richard Lewis

I am not sure I am an “objective” critic of Richard Lewis and his writing.  I have been a fan since his first book The Flame Tree and enjoyed his subsequent work (see here and here).  I have interviewed him via email and over the phone and found him to be an interesting person and a creative writer. But I think I am honest enough that had his latest book, Monster’s Proof, been a stinker I could admit that it “wasn’t his best work” or something to that...

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