Tom Crowley News & Previews

I am happy to announce: My Vietnam memoir "Shrapnel Wounds" is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Murder in the Slaughterhouse received a 2015 Bronze Medal award in the thriller/mystery category from the Military Writer's Society of America (MWSA.)

Upcoming Events

On July 13th I will once again be a guest lecturer at Thammasat university here in Bangkok. The subject is leadership and ethics using the case study approach. The kids are always brillant and challenging and somehow we always end up talking about writing. Very much looking forward to the day.




Bangkok Pool Blues Preview Click Here


The first of a series on “The other Thailand”, a book about the pool scene in Bangkok written by Tom Crowley, a Vietnam vet who made his home in Bangkok many years ago and who works for an NGO in one of the city’s slums. “Bangkok Pool Blues” also contains the beautiful photographs of Yoonki Kim, a Korean photographer who also lives and works in Bangkok.







Viper's Tail . Preview Click here

Matt Chance, an ex US Army Ranger living in Bangkok, finds himself drafted into the middle of a deadly plot involving right wing Japanese fanatics intent on punishing China for grievances going back to the end of WW II and the loss of Japan’s preeminent position of global power. What he unravels in not only a threat to China but to the world.

Vipers Tail and Bangkok Pool Blues Press for Speech Reviewpata


Murder in the Slaughterhouse . Preview Click here

Murder, sexual exploitation, designer drugs, international terriorism and an off the rails CIA station chief are all in the mix.





Shrapnel Wounds. Preview Click here

Shrapnel Wounds is the combat memoir of Lieutenant Tom Crowley, an enthusiastic and highly trained U.S. Army enlistee and Officer Candidate School grad who enters combat in Vietnam in mid-1966. Highly regarded by his infantry platoon and strongly encouraged by his superiors to become a professional soldier, Crowley almost inadvertently examines the system by which career officers are shepherded through to higher and higher rank—and increasingly rejects that system over the course of his one-year combat tour.