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Spirit House (Vincent Calvino Series #1)
     

Spirit House (Vincent Calvino Series #1)

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by Christopher G. Moore
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802143525
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Vincent Calvino Series , #1
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
1,341,550
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 11.02(h) x 0.86(d)

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Christopher G. Moore is a Canadian writer who once taught law at the University of British Columbia. After his first book His Lordship¿s Arsenal was published in New York to a critical acclaim in 1985, Moore became a full-time writer and has so far written 22 novels, a non-fiction and one collection of inter-locked short stories.

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Spirit House (Vincent Calvino Series #1) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first in the Vincent Calvino P.I. series about former NYC attorney Vincent Calvino turned Bangkok private eye. He survives tough jams with the help of his long time friend, Thai Police Colonel Pratt. A good introduction to the series, which now spans 13 novels. I am a fan of the series. His latest, Missing in Rangoon is my favorite. 
KenCady More than 1 year ago
Of the many books I have read about Thailand, and in my many trips there, I have never encountered the Bangkok that Christopher Moore creates in his first Vinnie Calvino novel. His Bangkok is heartless and violent, far more violent than any other author I have read has pictured it. This dark novel just did not speak to me of any reality I know.
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