John Burdett

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Bangkok Haunts

book | Fiction | 2007
US → Knopf
UK → Bantam Books

Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the devout Buddhist detective who led us through the best sellers Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo  returns in this blistering new novel.

Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep has seen just about everything on his beat in Bangkok's crime-riddled District 8. But the terrifying snuff movie he's been sent anonymously is something else: the person who dies is Damrong, the beautiful woman he once loved and whom he still dreams about. And there's more: slayings turn the ensuing investigation into a murder inquiry, and Sonchai into an obsessed and haunted man.

Sonchai's inquiries follow a dizzying route from his own apartment, where he sleeps next to his pregnant wife while his fantasies deliver him up to Damrong; to the backstreets of Phnom Penh, where street gangs are only the most visible threats; to the gilded rooms of the most exclusive men's club in Bangkok, whose members will do anything to explore their darkest fantasies.

Caught in a multi-dimensional web of intrigue and deception, Sonchai confronts the terrifying consequences of a lesson he should have learned long ago. In Bangkok, nothing is as it seems ...

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Reviews

Sonchai Jitpleecheep is a unique police detective
The New Yorker
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Spicy, Saucy, Subtle, Seasoned: A Thai Meal of Mystery
Bangkok Haunts is a book to be gobbled up at top speed Claudia La Rocca
The New York Times
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Burdett has created a haunting, powerful story that transcends genre.
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
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Burdett's Bangkok may be the most vibrant landscape of any in current crime fiction.
Booklist Starred Review
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