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Julian Lees was born and raised in Hong Kong.
He currently lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with his wife and children.
The great-grandson of a high-ranking Cossack officer who served under the last Tsar of Russia, Julian is a writer who draws from his family's rich history.His novels are set in a world where East meets West, a cross-cultural world which he captures bewitchingly and dramatically in his fiction

THE BONE RITUAL, the first in a crime series set in contemporary Jakarta and introducing detective Ruud Pujasumarta, has been nominated for the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2017. It was published in October 2016 by Little, Brown Books on the Constable list. Publishing director Krystyna Green says: “We are delighted with this two-book acquisit
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message 20: by Gazelle

Gazelle Julian wrote: "Gazelle wrote: "Hi there Julian, thanks for the friend invite, it would be nice getting to know about your works."

Hi Gazelle, thanks for getting in touch! Have you read any good books recently?"


My pleasure. I actually did. I finished Midnight's children last month (been a while since I wanted to read this book, but never got the time) and I really enjoyed it.


message 19: by Julian

Julian Lees Gazelle wrote: "Hi there Julian, thanks for the friend invite, it would be nice getting to know about your works."

Hi Gazelle, thanks for getting in touch! Have you read any good books recently?


message 18: by Gazelle

Gazelle Hi there Julian, thanks for the friend invite, it would be nice getting to know about your works.


message 17: by Sharyl

Sharyl Thank you for the invite, Julian, have a great weekend!


message 16: by Louise

Louise Thanks for the recommendation.
I don't read much fiction, but this looks good. I put a reserve on it at our public library.


message 15: by Julian

Julian Lees Catherine wrote: "Thank you for the friend invite Julian. Just been comparing books. : )"

Hi Catherine,
Lovely to hear from you. Yes, I just looked too and we've rated the same books almost identically (apart from The Great Gadsby and Gone Girl - which I was a tad too generous I must confess).
All best,
Julian


Catherine Thank you for the friend invite Julian. Just been comparing books. : )


message 13: by Julian

Julian Lees Louise wrote: "Hi Julian,
Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to reading your reviews."


Louise wrote: "Hi Julian,
Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to reading your reviews."


Hi Louise, thanks for connecting. Have a great Sunday!


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Louise Hart Hi Julian,
Thanks for the friend invite. I look forward to reading your reviews.


message 11: by Julian

Julian Lees Hi Seemita, thanks for connecting. Looking forward to sharing some good book recommendations with you. Have a lovely weekend.
Julian


message 10: by Seemita

Seemita Thanks for the invite, Julian. Its wonderful to connect with an author!


Julian Lees Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for connecting. Have a great weekend. Warm wishes from sunny Malaysia!
Julian


Carolyn Thanks for the friend request Julian.


Julian Lees Hi Amanda, Have a great weekend! :)
Julian


Amanda Alexandre Thanks for the friend request. :)


Angeline Thank you for the friend request, Julian.


Julian Lees Sophia wrote: "Thanks for the friend request, Julian!

See you around GR!"


Thanks Sophia! I enjoyed your review of The Weaver Takes a Wife. It's now n my 'to read' list. Have a great weekend.


Sophia Thanks for the friend request, Julian!

See you around GR!


Julian Lees Aileen wrote: ":D"

:)


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