Pattaya 24/7 [NOOK Book]

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Inside a secluded, lush estatelocated on the edge of Pattaya, an eccentric English-man’s gardener is found hanged. Calvino has been hired to investigate. Calvino finds himself pulled deep into the shadows of the war against drugs, into Code Orange alerts to flash across the screen of American intelligence.

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Pattaya 24/7

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Overview

Inside a secluded, lush estatelocated on the edge of Pattaya, an eccentric English-man’s gardener is found hanged. Calvino has been hired to investigate. Calvino finds himself pulled deep into the shadows of the war against drugs, into Code Orange alerts to flash across the screen of American intelligence.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011158476
  • Publisher: HeavenLakePress
  • Publication date: 12/24/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 335,181
  • File size: 859 KB

Meet the Author

Canadian Christopher G. Moore is the creator of the award-winning Vincent Calvino Private Eye series and the author of the Land of Smiles Trilogy.


In his former life, he studied at Oxford University and taught law at the University of British Columbia. He wrote radio plays for the CBC and NHK before his first novel was published in New York in 1985, when he promptly left his


tenured academic job for an uncertain writing career, leaving his colleagues thinking he was not quite right in the head.


His journey from Canada to Thailand, his adopted home, included some time in Japan in the early 1980s and four years in New York in the 1980s.


In 1988, he came to Thailand to harvest materials to write a book. The visit was meant to be temporary. Twenty years on and 21 novels and a non-fiction later, he is still in Bangkok and far from having exhausted the rich Southeast Asian literary materials.


His novels have so far been translated into Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish. He is published by Heaven Lake Press in Thailand, by Grove/Atlantic in the United States, and Atlantic Books in the United Kingdom.


His Vincent Calvino series has been optioned for a feature film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Vinny Calvino Heads for the Gulf of Thailand

    One of my favorites in the Vincent Calvino Crime Series. Good characters, great settings. If you enjoy hard boiled crime fiction you will enjoy this book. If you like your crime fiction set in Asia, you will really like this book. Don't look for beer bars and bar girls so much as rich characters with a believable plot and some Thai culture as well.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    The 2 Star review here makes me laugh because this is one of my

    The 2 Star review here makes me laugh because this is one of my all time favorite Vincent Calvino Crime Novel's. Moore does require an I.Q. over 100 and it helps to be sober when you read it. There are great characters and great characters in this book. If you want a book with a bunch of guys sitting around a beer bar talking about bar girls, you are in luck ... because there are a bunch of free ones out there. If you want a smart book and are not homophobic, try this one. But there is plenty of heterosexuality in the book. Moore paints the real world and last I heard, there are gay people in the real world - even in places like Thailand. Cheers. 

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  • Posted May 14, 2012

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    This is my 7th Vinnie Calvino novel, and I surely could have sk

    This is my 7th Vinnie Calvino novel, and I surely could have skipped it. For one, it has nothing to do with Pattaya, but mostly takes place in surrounding areas, including an upscale goat farm. We are led to believe that the story is of a dead spouse- suicide or murder? But author Moore rightly realizes that that story is going nowhere, so he lays on pages and pages of psychobabble about honesty and corruption and how the Thais are so much better at the wed of the two than we are. Why they are so inscrutable, a farang could never understand. Except that all of this is being spewed by a farang- the author. He then changes the story to up the ante considerably, and it proceeds in a most implausible way. This is the first time that I thought that Moore started the novel before he had his story.
    And the lack of respect for the final publication says something too. Do the novels not get proofread? Typos abound. Every inside page promises us that we are reading Pattay 24/7. The cover, designed in 2010, six years after the novel was written, shows a woman's bare legs. What's that to do with the story? The cover blurb- "Think Dashiel Hammett in Bangkok." But why? The novel does not take place in Bangkok! Or in Pattaya, Pattay, or 24/7.It all incorporates the slop that is my seventh read of a Vinnie Calvino novel, my most disappointing one yet.

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