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Neil Humphreys - Author

About the Author

Neil Humphreys grew up in Dagenham Essex. He went on to become one of the best selling authors in Asia, a popular media columnist and broadcaster. He has published 17 books over many genres, and has won many book prizes

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Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase: Telling the OTTERS to leave home was a REALLY Big Mistake

Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase: Telling the OTTERS to leave home was a REALLY Big Mistake

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2019

ABBIE ROSE takes her popular MAGIC SUITCASE on a wild adventure with a whole family of adorable animals. With her best friend BILLY, Abbie Rose heads into the swampy wetlands and meets SIX OTTERS. But she makes a REALLY big mistake when she tells the otters to look for a new home. She doesn't find a new otter home. She finds a dangerous cage and gets herself trapped. This time, the otters must work together as a family to save Abbie Rose. About the Series Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase series of books is targeted at children aged between 2 and 8 years old. Ideal for parents to read to their kids or for emerging readers to develop a love for reading, Abbie Rose travels to faraway places and goes on many adventures with her best friend Billy through the help of a magic suitcase. The series will expose readers and listeners to new destinations and environmental themes and will expand their imagination and creativity and knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase Saved Two Tigers with a Really Magical Idea

Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase Saved Two Tigers with a Really Magical Idea

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2017

Abbie Rose is back with her beloved magic suitcase and ready for her most daring adventure yet. With her best friend Billy, the pair set off into the forest to visit a tiger. But when they arrive, they find the beautiful animal caught in a trap. Kind and always creative, Abbie Rose quickly discovers that wild animals want to be free and comes up with a magical idea to free the tigers About the Series Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase series of books is targeted at children aged between 2 and 8 years old. Ideal for parents to read to their kids or for emerging readers to develop a love for reading, Abbie Rose travels to faraway places and goes on many adventures with her best friend Billy through the help of a magic suitcase. The series will expose readers and listeners to new destinations and environmental themes and will expand their imagination and creativity and knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Rich Kill Poor Kill

Rich Kill Poor Kill

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/10/2016

When a foreign worker is found dead in Singapore back street, few people care. But then another victim turns up, and then another, all killed with the same weapon. With its reputation as a safe, global city in ruins, Singapore struggles to come to grips with its first serial killer in decades. And when a famous woman disappears, terror takes hold. In desperation, the authorities turn to one man they loath almost as much as the serial killer - Detective Stanley Low. Belligerent and unrepentant, Low's subordination has been punished with a menial desk job. He's angry and refusing to address his bipolar condition, making him the least qualified detective to head a murder investigation with the world watching. He is also the only man capable of understanding what drives the serial killer. But Low's mental health deteriorates as he mimics the mind of a madman in search of the sickening truth. He must solve the case quickly to stop a serial killer and save his sanity.

Marina Bay Sins

Marina Bay Sins

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2015

Throughout his career, Singapore's bestselling author Neil Humphreys has successfully mixed biting wit with pitch-black satire to highlight the hypocrisy that lies beneath Asia's sanitized, swinging city. In both fiction and non-fiction, he has shone a light into Singapore's darkest corners to create riveting stories that both captivate the reader and provoke the conscience. Now, in his new novel Marina Bay Sins, he has taken a parang to some of Asia's most sacred cows. Detective Inspector Stanley Low is having a really bad day. His bipolar condition is already ruining another therapy session when a sadistic sex murder-suicide at Singapore's most prestigious hotel plunges him back into a sordid underworld he was desperate to leave behind. He has no choice. Dead bodies at Marina Bay Sands are bad for business. They ask questions of a sanitized society no one is keen to answer. As the case spirals out of control, Inspector Low encounters a self-help celebrity couple, an expat CEO addicted to Asian women and an elusive foreign businessman playing pimp for exiled generals...all thriving in Asia's cleanest city. None of them can get their story straight. As Inspector Low gets closer to the unpalatable truth, the search for the murderer races to a gripping, horrifying finish. An intelligent, thought-provoking novel, Marina Bay Sins is Humphreys at his satirical best.

Secrets of the Swamp

Secrets of the Swamp

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2014

Three brothers are supposed to go to a mangrove swamp to take pictures of horseshoe crabs for a school project, but they really just want to have some fun. They end up having more than just fun - they have the adventure of a lifetime. In this humorous tale full of twists and turns, Alfie, Pacey and Luke discover many mysterious secrets of the swamp: up-close encounters with wildlife big and small, a spooky house and an underground staircase, plastic birds in a future world - and a strange little man with an ingenious plan...Contains extra interactive content, including a free pull-out map, a word-puzzle and a scavenger quiz! Published in partnership with Singapore's National Parks Board (NParks), Secrets of the Swamp is a rollicking kids' adventure story that emphasises the importance of encouraging children's relationships with nature, and our shared responsibility in nurturing the natural environment around us.

Picking Up a Penguin's Egg Really Got Me into Trouble

Picking Up a Penguin's Egg Really Got Me into Trouble

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2013

Four-year old Abbie Rose has a magic suitcase. In this book, she goes on an exciting adventure to the South Pole with her best friend Billy. At the South Pole, which is white and full of snow, she meets a family of Adelie penguins. She picked up a penguin egg and the adventure begins. Abbie Rose and some penguins get separated from the rest of the group and come across a leopard seal that tries to eat them. In the end Billy saves everyone and the penguins are reunited with their family.

I Trapped a Dolphin But it Really Wasn't My Fault

I Trapped a Dolphin But it Really Wasn't My Fault

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Four-year old Abbie Rose has a magic suitcase. In this book, she goes on a wonderful adventure to the ocean with her best friend Billy. In the ocean, Abbie Rose and Billy see many different types of fishes and even meet a dolphin. Abbie Rose accidentally traps Billy and the dolphin in a fishing net but she manages to free it with the help of another new friend, the swordfish. Finally the dolphin is reunited with his family. Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase series of books is targeted at children aged between 3 and 8 years old. Ideal for parents to read to their kids or for emerging readers to develop a love for reading, Abbie Rose travels to faraway places and goes on many adventures with her best friend Billy through the help of a magic suitcase. The series will expose readers and listeners to new destinations and environmental themes and will expand their imagination and creativity and knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

The Day a Panda Really Saved My Life

The Day a Panda Really Saved My Life

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2013

When Abbie Rose's father hands her a magic suitcase, the four-year takes off on a wonderful journey of discovery. Come join the four-year old as she learns all about the panda from her dad. Then travel magically with her to the mountains where pandas live. Abbie Rose and her best friend Billy come face to face with a panda, who comes to the rescue to save his new friend. Abbie Rose and the Magic Suitcase series of books is targeted at children aged between 2 and 8 years old. Ideal for parents to read to their kids or for emerging readers to develop a love for reading, Abbie Rose travels to faraway places and goes on many adventures with her best friend Billy through the help of a magic suitcase. The series will expose readers and listeners to new destinations and environmental themes and will expand their imagination and creativity and knowledge and understanding of the world around them.

Return to a Sexy Island

Return to a Sexy Island

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2012

Singapore got sexy and the country s best-selling author got jealous. After five years chasing echidnas and platypuses in Australia, Neil Humphreys returns to Singapore to see if the rumours are true. Like an old girlfriend getting a lusty makeover, the island transformed while Humphreys was away. Singapore is not just a sexier island, it s a different world. So Humphreys embarked upon a nationwide tour to test that theory. He went in search of new Singapore, visiting only locations that either did not exist five years ago or had been extensively rebuilt, renovated or revamped in his absence. From the cloud-topped heights of Marina Bay Sands and Pinnacle@Duxton to making ill-advised bomb jokes at the subterranean tunnels of Labrador Park, Humphreys walks, cycles, kayaks and swims across a rapidly evolving country, meeting Guinness-swigging aunties in Resorts World Sentosa, eccentric toy museum owners in Bugis, political activists in Aljunied and a security guard at Marina Barrage ready to tekan anyone who crosses his path. In new Singapore, Humphreys discovers a country still grappling between the economic rewards of progress at Biopolis and Fusionopolis and the historical cost at Bukit Brown Cemetery. With Humphreys characteristic honesty and wit, Return to a Sexy Island provides an insightful account of new Singapore; its best bits, it ugly bits and, most importantly of all, what it s really like to pee in the world s best toilet. Every Singapore resident and visitor should read this book.

Premier Leech

Premier Leech

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2011

Be My Baby

Be My Baby

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2010

When two lines appear on the pregnancy test kit, Humphreys' world is turned upside down. He is excited but clueless and urgently needs some directions. After all, his biggest responsibility to this point had been a pet hamster and he lost that twice.

Complete Notes from Singapore

Complete Notes from Singapore

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2010

This is an all-in-one collection of Neil Humphreys' trilogy: 'Notes From An Even Smaller Island', 'Scribbles From The Same Island', and 'Final Notes From A Great Island'.

Match Fixer

Match Fixer

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2010

Final Notes from a Great Island

Final Notes from a Great Island

Author: Neil Humphreys Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2007

Singapore's best-selling author is back. After spending the best 10 years of his life in Singapore Neil Humphreys has decided to move to Australia. But the British writer doesn't want to leave the island he fell in love with a decade ago without taking one final tour. Embarking on a valedictory tour from his home in Toa Payoh, Humphreys vows to explore Singapore as he did when he first arrived - a newcomer on foot and inexperienced - visiting his favourite places, from the glorious countryside of Lim Chu Kang to the serene beaches of Kusu island. From Sentosa to Sembawang Park, St. John's Island to Johor Bahru, Humphreys treks, cycles and even hitchhikes his way across this great island, encountering murderous dogs, dead cats, wild crocodiles and mad cyclists. Honest, insightful and funny, Final Notes from a Great Island is a warm, uplifting tribute to Singapore and its inhabitants.

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