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Elka Ray

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Elka is the author of the Toby Wong Vancouver Island mystery series, out from Seventh Street Books. 2020 will see the release of KILLER COIN - book 2 in the series, and a follow-up to 2019's DIVORCE IS MURDER.

Elka's previous titles include the noir thriller SAIGON DARK, from Crime Wave Press in 2016; and HANOI JANE, a romantic mystery from Marshall Cavendish & DT Books, 2011.

Elka is Canadian and lives with her family in Central Vietnam. Meet her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/elka.ray/





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Interview with Expat author – Elka Ray

13 August, 2013 09:40  Erin


 


Elke Ray My name is Elka Ray. I was born in England, grew up in Africa and Canada, and live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


1. Why did you move abroad?

I studied Journalism and Asian Studies at university and was intrigued by Vietnam’s history. After I finished my B.A., I came here “for one year” to find a thesis topic. That was almost 18 year

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"Divorce Is Murder, the first installment from the Toby Wong Mystery series by Elka Ray. I found this mystery to be a great read. I did not find it predictable and was left guessing of “who did it” until the end.
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"A divorce lawyer’s past romantic interest in a client makes for an emotionally harrowing case, especially when the client’s wife is now missing!
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Of course I gave it 5 stars: I wrote it! Yay, me. I'm so excited to see it go out into the world and into readers' hands, heads and hearts. So yes - 5 big sparkly stars from me! (Well, wouldn't you?)
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