Christopher G. Moore is an award-winning Canadian author, who has resided in Thailand for over 25 years. He studied law at Oxford University, taught law at the University of British Columbia, and practiced law before becoming a full-time writer. Moore's first book, His Lordship's Arsenal, was published to critical acclaim in 1985. He has since written over 25 novels, five works of non-fiction, and edited three anthologies of short stories and essays. He is best known for his popular Vincent Calvino Private Eye series and his cult classics, Land of Smiles Trilogy, which are set in his adopted country of Thailand. His title Asia Hand won the Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback in 2011.