Coming in April 2017 to Amazon!
MOON KITE - the fourth book in the Kain Songket Mysteries series!
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For US readers:
Paperback and Kindle editions are now available from Amazon.com - just click on the books below:

Book One

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Book Two

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Book Three

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Book Four - coming soon!

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Hold the Presses!

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“Moon Kite” coming in April 2017
The fourth book in the popular series featuring Makcik Maryam will be available on Amazon on April 28, 2017!
Singapore Writers' Conference
Author Barbara Ismail appeared at the Singapore Writers Festival, first week-end of November, 2013.
Book Tour in November!
Appearances in Kota Bharu, Kuala Lumpur, P.Pinang, Ipoh, and Kuala Tregganu.
Award-Winning Mystery!
"SHADOW PLAY" is the winner of BEST DEBUT WORK from the Singapore Book Publishers Association!

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Click to view the BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE - November 2 - November 9
10-11am        Session: Malaysia Boleh? (venue: SAM Glass Hall)
Different writers hold a magnifying glass on our Malaysian neighbours and, through the written word, explore the country's varied socio-cultural landscape, as well as its people’s anxieties and resilient strengths.
Panellists: Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh, Barbara Ismail, Sunil Nair
Moderator: Khor Kok Wah
5.30pm – 6.30pm    Book launch (venue SMU Campus Green, Festival Pavillion)
4-5pm            Session: My First Novel (venue: NMS – Seminar Room)
How hard was it to get started on that manuscript and find the stamina to race to the finishing line? New novelists talk about their processes – from creation to publication – while they read excerpts from their debut novels.
Panellists: Woon Tai Ho, Sunil Nair, Barbara Ismail, Ameena Hussein
Moderator: Sangeetha Maghavan
5.30-6.30pm        Session: Unconventional Sleuths (venue: SAM – Glass Hall)
Three intrepid teens, a Kelantanese makcik shopkeeper and an inquisitive Peranakan cook. The creators of these colourful crime-solvers tell us how they fill their plots with quirky characters, astute observations and snappy sleuthing.
Panellists: Barbara Ismail, Ovidia Yu, Maranna Chan
Moderator: Adan Jimenez
Thursday 7 Nov:    PENANG
9.30am        Spiral Synergy Book Talk
At Seven Terraces, Stewart Lane, Georgetown, 10200 Penang
10am start.
Talk duration 30-40 mins, Q&A
Friday 8 November  Kuala Lumpur
7.30pm        International School of KL Parents' Association Talk (TBC, Thurs 7?)
ISKL Ampang Library (entry address TBA)           
40 minute talk, Q&A then book sales and signing
Contact: Beau Cain, Librarian

Saturday 9 Nov:              
Kinokuniya Bookshop Talk (arranged by Pansing) TBC