Spirit House: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel

by Christopher G. Moore

Grove/Atlantic | September 1, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 in

Published: September 1, 2008

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802143520

ISBN - 13: 9780802143525

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Spirit House: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel

Spirit House: A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel

by Christopher G. Moore

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 in

Published: September 1, 2008

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0802143520

ISBN - 13: 9780802143525

About the Book

In the nearly 20 years he has lived in Bangkok, Moore has written nine novels starring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer working as a PI in the dark and steamy Thai capital. Now "Spirit House," the first novel in the series, is finally available in North America.

From the Publisher

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.

About the Author

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.