Vincent Calvino Books In Order
- Spirit House (2008)
- Asia Hand (2010)
- Zero Hour in Phnom Penh (2010)
- Comfort Zone (2010)
- The Big Weird (2010)
- Cold Hit (2010)
- Minor Wife (2010)
- Pattaya 24/7 (2010)
- The Risk of Infidelity Index (2007)
- Paying Back Jack (2009)
- The Corruptionist (2009)
- 9 Gold Bullets (2010)
- Missing In Rangoon (2012)
- The Marriage Tree (2014)
- Crackdown (2015)
- Jumpers (2016)
- Dance Me to the End of Time (2020)
- The Vincent Calvino Reader’s Guide (2009)
Chairs Collection Books In Order
- Aloha to Mount Fuji (2009)
- The Best Chair at Chairs (2009)
- Chicken Sex on Bamrung’s Day Off (2009)
- Ever Yours (2009)
- The Family Jewels and Other Collectables (2009)
- Freelance Assignment (2009)
- The Head Mistress (2009)
- Hit and Run (2009)
- The Jewish Ghosts of Pattaya (2009)
- The Jungle Boy God (2009)
- The Jungle Gourment (2009)
- The Lensman (2009)
- Stalking The Executioner (2009)
- Star of Love (2009)
- The Uncover Diplomat (2009)
- Chairs (2010)
- Falling Out of Saigon (2010)
Land of Smiles Trilogy Books In Order
- A Killing Smile (2009)
- A Bewitching Smile (2009)
- A Haunting Smile (2009)
- His Lordship’s Arsenal (1985)
- Waiting for the Lady (2003)
- Gambling on Magic (2008)
- God of Darkness (2010)
- Red Sky Falling (2010)
- Tokyo Joe (2010)
- The Wisdom of Beer (2012)
- Chicken Sex. Stories (2013)
- The Testimony of Aliens (2011)
- Reunion (2013)
- Bangkok Noir (2011)
- Phnom Penh Noir (2012)
- Heart Talk (2010)
- The Cultural Detective (2011)
- Sweet Talk for Thai Sweetheart (2011)
- Faking It in Bangkok (2012)
- The Cultural Detective / Faking It in Bangkok (2012)
- The Orwell Brigade (2012)
- Fear and Loathing in Bangkok (2013)
- Christopher G. Moore Non-fiction Bundle (2014)
- Obey (2014)
- The Age of Dis-Consent (2015)
- Memory Manifesto (2017)
- Rooms (2019)
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Christopher G Moore Books Overview
In the nearly twenty years he has lived in Bangkok, Christopher G. Moore has written nine novels starring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer working as a PI in the dark and steamy Thai capital. Internationally acclaimed, the prizewinning novels have been translated into ten languages. Now Spirit House, the first novel in the series, is finally available in North America.
A farang is dead and the Bangkok police have a confession the next morning from a young paint thinner addict. He claims he killed Ben Hoadly, an expat Brit, but Calvino has his doubts when he sees heavy bruises on the kid’s face. In no time Calvino is working both sides, out to find the killer for Hoadly s wealthy father, and eager to clear the addict s name for a beautiful friend who runs a charity in the slums. With the help of his best friend, Pratt, a Shakespeare quoting Thai police colonel, and his loyal assistant, Ratana, Calvino plunges into the dangerous world of addicts, dealers, fortune tellers, inexpensive hit men, oversexed foreigners, and professional bar girls. Spirit House is a thrilling introduction to Vincent Calvino and Christopher G. Moore s Bangkok.
Christopher G. Moore’s prize winning series of Bangkok thrillers featuring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer turned PI, have been praised for their captivating plots, engaging characters, and insight into the steamy Thai capital. InAsia Hand, the second novel in the series, Bangkok is celebrating Chinese New Year when Calvino s revels are cut short. The body of an American, an acquaintance of Calvino s, has been fished out of the lake in Lumpini Park. Around his neck are a string of wooden amulets, the kind upcountry Thais wear to protect themselves from evil spirits. Only rather than saving Hutton, these have killed him.A freelance cameraman scraping by on the margins, Hutton had photographed something shortly before his death that he thought would make his career. Now the footage a shocking execution on the Thai/Burmese border is running repeatedly on CNN, and the rights to Hutton s life story have been sold to a Hollywood producer. But who killed Hutton and why? When Calvino investigates, he collides with a powerful filmmaker and an experienced old Asia Hand who knows the terrain as well as our man in Bangkok. It s all Calvino can do to stay alive, and find out who killed his fellow American.
2004 German Critics Award for Crime Fiction and Winner of 2007 Premier Special Director Book Award Semana Negra, Spain Third in the Vincent Calvino Crime Novels German Edition: Stunde Null in Phnom Penh ISBN: 978 974 10 3046 0
Inside a secluded, lush estate located on the edge of Pattaya, an eccentric Englishman’s gardener is found hanged. Calvino has been hired to investigate. Calvino finds himself pulled deep in the shadows of the war against drugs, into an empire of a local warlord with the trail leading to a terrorist who has caused Code Orange alerts to flash across the screen of American intelligence. In a story packed with twists and turns, Calvino traces the links from the gardener s past to the door of men with power and influence who have everything to lose if the mystery of the gardener s death is solved.
In the twenty years he has lived in Bangkok, Christopher G. Moore has written nine novels starring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer working as a PI in the steamy Thai capital. Internationally acclaimed, the prize winning novels have been translated into ten languages, and were first published in North America in 2007, with The Risk of Infidelity Index, the latest in the series. When Calvino’s surveillance of a drug piracy ring ends in definitive video evidence, it looks like his fortunes are about to turn. But when Calvino s client dies of a heart attack, and he finds the body of a murdered massage girl downstairs, the authorities get suspicious of the farang in the wrong place at the wrong time, twice. To make matters worse, with the dead man unlikely to pay, Calvino is forced to take on a job he doesn t want, trailing the spouses of three expat housewives who have been rattled by The Risk of Infidelity Index, a handbook that ranks Bangkok as the city where men are most likely to stray. Unfortunately for Calvino, jealous wives tend to be unhappy, regardless of the results, and drug pirates aren t the type to play nice.
‘Paying Back Jack might be Moore’s finest novel yet. A gripping tale of human trafficking, mercenaries, missing interrogation videos, international conspiracies, and revenge, all set against the lovely and sordid backstreets of Bangkok that Moore knows better than anyone.’ Barry Eisler
Christopher G. Moore’s prize winning series of crime novels set in Bangkok has been translated into eleven languages and critically acclaimed around the world. Featuring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer working as a PI in the dangerous and steamy Thai capital, the books offer gripping plots, fascinating characters, and unparalleled insight into one of the world’s most entrancing cities. In Paying Back Jack, Calvino agrees to follow the ‘minor wife’ of a Thai politician and report on her movements. His client is Rick Casey, a shady American whose life has been darkened by the unsolved murder of his idealistic son. It seems to be a simple surveillance job, but soon Calvino is entangled in a dangerous web of political allegiance and a reckless quest for revenge. And, unknown to our man in Bangkok, in an anonymous tower in the center of the city, a two man sniper team awaits its shot, a shot that will change everything. Paying Back Jack is classic Christopher G. Moore: densely woven, eye opening, and riveting.
A priceless collection of 9 gold bullet coins issued during the Reign of Rama V has gone missing along with a Thai coin collector. Local police find a link between the missing Thai coins and Calvino’s childhood friend, Josh Stein, who happens to be in Bangkok on an errand for his new Russian client. This old friend and his personal and business entanglements with the Russian underworld take Calvino back to New York, along with Pratt. The gritty, dark vision of 9 Gold Bullets is tracked through the eyes of a Thai cop operating on a foreign turf, and a private eye expatriated long enough to find himself a stranger in his hometown. As the intrigue behind the missing coins moves between New York andBangkok, and the levels of deception increase, Calvino discovers the true nature of friendship and where he belongs.
Second in the Land of Smiles TrilogyAs the journey progresses to the north of Thailand, another mission takes form: Breach is to play in a high stakes card game. The story is about magic, myth and the power to transform the self. A Bewitching Smile, the second A Land of Smiles trilogy confirms the novels of Christopher G. Moore are destined to become a Southeast Asia social chronicle of the 90s.
Bullets are flying in Bangkok. Tuttle is upcountry when he hears Snow’s BBC live report above the sound of M 16 fire direct from the urban battlefield near Sanam Luang. Tuttle, Snow, and Crosby return to HQ the night time meeting place on Sukhumvit Road where angels and devils, locals and foreigners, and the living and dead arrive after midnight to lease a few hours of pleasure, to offer up their dreams and desires, and to barter their souls for instant cash. Through a collage of short stories, documentary films, radio reports, journals and letters, Christopher Moore reveals a host of ghosts, drifters, demimonde, arms dealers, journalists and the hardcore expats who have entered a world of massacres, wars, computer tank battles, and midnight secret executions. He creates a disturbing universe where neither the living nor the dead escape untouched or unmoved by the events of May 1992.
Matthew Burlock is a brilliant, eccentric judge, faced with the facts of a bizarre ritual murder. In the run-down Delrose Hotel, two men are fond half-eaten by flames: once tied to a cross, the other tied up on the bed with African lioness masks laid next to him. A strange connection between Burlock’s exotic pas and the murder is revealed. Somewhere in the family history of international gun trade, his father’s mysterious identity and his radical ex-girlfriend lies the answer to the bizarre puzzle.
The Lady is Aung San Suu Kyi, the democratically elected leader of Burma who’s never been allowed to hold power. The military junta that has ruled the troubled country since 1962 has limited her contact with the outside world especially after she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Now, in 2002, she is given qualified release from house arrest. Sloan Walcott is determined to meet her. He has something to deliver. Part time smuggler, part time art dealer and full time rogue, Wolcott is a prominent resident of Bangkok’s notorious expat community. The promise of quick money draws him to the Burmese capital, a city under siege from within. There he comes into possession of a camera belonging to a Japanese newspaper reporter killed in a suspicious car crash. The camera is loaded. Inside is one image of Suu Kyi riding in an automobile with a bullet hole in the rear window as reminder of the government organized mob that attacked her in 1996. Another shows a seductive young woman with a singular tattoo. The dead journalist’s father makes Wolcott promise to deliver the first photograph to Suu Kyi personally and cautions him not to become obsessed with the figure in the other one. The pledge proves difficult to keep and the warning difficult to heed. Waiting for the Lady is a vivid novel of political and personal intrigue that draws on today’s news and the author’s fabled knowledge of the region. It is full of passion and heartache, laced with an intimate understanding of Southeast Asia’s human and physical geography. Its descriptions of Rangoon and of the Burmese countryside far to the north call to mind George Orwell and Graham Greene. What they did for their times, Christopher G. Moore does for ours.
Heaven Lake Press, Trade paperback edition 2004 ISBN:9749228170 Binding is quality trade paperback. New condition. 6′ 9 1/4′ tall. Publisher’s inventory.