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Spirit House (Vincent Calvino Series #1)

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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 ...

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Spirit House: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802143525
  • Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Vincent Calvino Series , #1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,027,687
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 11.02 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher G. Moore
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2013

    The first in the Vincent Calvino P.I. series about former NYC at

    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. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2010

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    Homeless Spirit

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Thunderheart

    A weak shecat walked in with a kit in her mouth plz wer starving collaspees kit falls out and squeaks out of hunger

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    To the nursery

    Please let me in to the nursery. I am 4 moons old and I have been stranded since I turned 2 moons old. Please help me!!! I am starving and cold and hungry.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    River

    Bites Maddie's eyes out.

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    Posted March 3, 2013

    Mew!

    Hey, um im a kit , can you help me? Get me in the clan please?(im not trying to be rude) ,!

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    Posted March 13, 2013

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    Heyo

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    Posted February 27, 2013

    Newbie

    Um.... im a cat hats half fox... may i eat im hungry...

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    Posted February 26, 2013

    Aw

    Bad book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    HELLO HUNTER

    WOULD YOU DATE SOMEONE TALL SKINNEY AND BLONDE???

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Silver is dying....

    Silver sat hunched, her blue eyes dull, pelt ragged, and ribs jutting out painfully from her flanks. Hunger clutched at her stomach like a sharp knife. She hadn't eaten in days. Silver tried to meow for Hunter but was too weak. ~•~•~•~•~•~

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    To hunter

    Could I help work here I discipline very well like you do may I work here please

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    Posted March 5, 2013

    King

    A large black tom with red speckles on his back pads in and news"hello may I stay here?"

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    Posted March 10, 2013

    Pounce

    No i didnt.pounce

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    Farrah to hunter

    True, l did write that, but not one of the kits came. At least, not that l know of. And lets be allies, okay? I won't take kits from you, you not from me. And l vow that i will not take another kit from you. If i do its an imposter.

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    Posted April 6, 2013

    Maddie to river and hunter

    Grabs river out of his arms. I give back if u let me work with u.

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    Puddle

    ((Aagh!! Kitty attacking me in rl!!!)) She hoped around, looking for someone to play with

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    Hunter

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