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John Burdett Bangkok Haunts. It's not exactly a festive atmosphere, but it's human.

Burdett is one fantastic writer.

Only 14 left in stock (more on the way). Only 12 left in stock (more on the way). Burdett is one fantastic writer. Bangkok Haunts is the third (I guess you'd say as of now, it's a Trilogy). So start with Bangkok 8, then Bangkok Taboo and then Bangkok Haunts.

John Burdett Bangkok Haunts 1 A Perfect Product1 Few crimes make us fear for the evolution of our species. I am watching one right no. n a darkened room in the District 8 Police Station with my good friend FBI agent Kimberley Jones, a forty-two-inch Toshiba LCD monitor hangs high up on a wall, out of the reach of villains.

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John Burdett practiced law for 14 years in London and Hong Kong until he was able to retire to write full time. He has lived in France, Spain, Hong Kong and the . and now commutes between Bangkok and Southwest France.

However, I think his Bangkok 8 is still the best. John Burdett was brought up in North London and worked as a lawyer in Hong Kong.

From the author of the bestselling, Bangkok Eight, John Burdett, an exotic, intoxicating new novel featuring Sonchai Jitpleecheep, Thai Buddhist detective extraodinaire. However, I think his Bangkok 8 is still the best. Definitely a book to get used or in the library if you're a fan like I am. Читать весь отзыв. To date he has published seven novels, including the Bangkok series: Bangkok 8, Bangkok Tattoo, Bangkok Haunts, The Godfather of Kathmandu, and Vulture Peak.

John Burdett - John Patrick Burdett (born July 24, 1951) is a British crime novelist. He is the bestselling author of Bangkok 8 and its sequels, Bangkok Tattoo and Bangkok Haunts. John Burdett - John Patrick Burdett, né le 24 juillet 1951, est un romancier britannique, auteur de romans policiers. Il est notamment l auteur du best seller Bangkok 8 et de ses suites, Bangkok Tattoo, Bangkok Haunts et The Godfather Of Kathmandu.

John Burdett is a British crime novelist. He is the bestselling author of Bangkok 8 and its sequels, Bangkok Tattoo, Bangkok Haunts, The Godfather of Kathmandu, and Vulture Peak. His most recent novel in this series, The Bangkok Asset, was published. His most recent novel in this series, The Bangkok Asset, was published on 4 August 2015. Burdett was born in London, England, the son of a London policeman. Burdett is a former lawyer who practised in Hong Kong. As of 2007, he split his time between southwestern France and Bangkok.

Sonchai Jitpleecheep—the devout Buddhist Royal Thai Police detective who led us through the best sellers Bangkok 8 and Bangkok Tattoo—returns in this blistering new novel. Sonchai has seen virtually everything on his beat in Bangkok’s District 8, but nothing like the video he’s just been sent anonymously: “Few crimes make us fear for the evolution of our species. I am watching one right now.”He’s watching a snuff film. And the person dying before his disbelieving eyes is Damrong—a woman he once loved obsessively and, now it becomes clear, endlessly. And there is something more: something at the end of the film that leaves Sonchai both figuratively and literally haunted. While his investigation will lead him through the office of the ever-scheming police captain, Vikorn (“Don’t spoil a great case with too much perfectionism,” he advises Sonchai); in and out of the influence of a perhaps psychotic wandering monk; and eventually into the gilded rooms of the most exclusive men’s club in Bangkok (whose members will do anything to protect their identities, and to explore their most secret fantasies), it also leads him to his own simple bedroom where he sleeps next to his pregnant wife while his dreams deliver him up to Damrong . . .Ferociously smart and funny, furiously fast-paced, and laced through with an erotic ghost story that gives a new dark twist to the life of our hero, Bangkok Haunts does exactly that from first page to last.

Bangkok Haunts epub download

ISBN13: 978-0552156875

ISBN: 0552156876

Author: John Burdett

Category: No category

Language: English

Publisher: Corgi Books (2008)

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Rating: 4.2

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Ariseym
In Bangkok Haunts, we learn that before Sonchai Jitpleecheep married Chanya (a central character in Bangkok Tattoo), he was in love with another of the sex workers employed in his mother's bar, an alluring woman named Damrong. After leaving Jitpleecheep, Damrong ended up starring in a snuff film, her first and last role. Jitpleecheep's investigation of her death leads him to powerful bankers, impoverished villagers, and a Buddhist monk. The investigation is complicated by Damrong's sexually adventurous ghost. (If you haven't read one of these books, this probably sounds like a reason not to, but trust me, it all makes sense in the context of the story.) As Jitpleecheep learns more about Damrong, he realizes that karma will exact a price for the ecstatic days he spent with her, oblivious to her painful past. Eventually he learns more about Damrong, and about himself, than he really wants to know.

Of John Burdett's first three Bangkok novels, Bangkok 8 remains my favorite, but this one is a close second. The plot is less twisty than the first two stories. I appreciate the simplicity because in Bangkok Haunts the story never gets in the way of the characters. And the character of Jitpleecheep is amazing: a complex, burdened man, always conflicted, always battling personal and cultural ghosts, always striving for growth, yet always funny, gracious, endearing, and very human. Some reviewers at this site criticize Burdett's depiction of Buddhism or of the Thai people in these books, but to me the novels are all about Jitpleecheep -- and whether he resembles other half-Thai, half farang Buddhists matters not; he is who he is. Reading about his life and struggles and adventures and fears is inevitably enlightening, amusing, and richly entertaining.

A word of caution: in addition to the usual sex scenes that populate Burdett's Bangkok novels, Bangkok Haunts deals with a certain sexual taboo in a nonjudgmental, even accepting manner. While that approach is true to the novel's theme and to Jitpleecheep's character, it might bother those readers who perceive the failure to condemn such behavior as a sign of moral weakness. Fans of the series, however, are likely to understand the point Jitpleecheep is making about the influence of poverty and horrific parenting upon sexual behavior, and will thus understand the absence of harsh judgment.

Bangkok Haunts blends humor and tragedy into a powerful, compassionate, haunting story. The ending is wild. Five spicy stars flavored with extra hot chili peppers.
Ariseym
In Bangkok Haunts, we learn that before Sonchai Jitpleecheep married Chanya (a central character in Bangkok Tattoo), he was in love with another of the sex workers employed in his mother's bar, an alluring woman named Damrong. After leaving Jitpleecheep, Damrong ended up starring in a snuff film, her first and last role. Jitpleecheep's investigation of her death leads him to powerful bankers, impoverished villagers, and a Buddhist monk. The investigation is complicated by Damrong's sexually adventurous ghost. (If you haven't read one of these books, this probably sounds like a reason not to, but trust me, it all makes sense in the context of the story.) As Jitpleecheep learns more about Damrong, he realizes that karma will exact a price for the ecstatic days he spent with her, oblivious to her painful past. Eventually he learns more about Damrong, and about himself, than he really wants to know.

Of John Burdett's first three Bangkok novels, Bangkok 8 remains my favorite, but this one is a close second. The plot is less twisty than the first two stories. I appreciate the simplicity because in Bangkok Haunts the story never gets in the way of the characters. And the character of Jitpleecheep is amazing: a complex, burdened man, always conflicted, always battling personal and cultural ghosts, always striving for growth, yet always funny, gracious, endearing, and very human. Some reviewers at this site criticize Burdett's depiction of Buddhism or of the Thai people in these books, but to me the novels are all about Jitpleecheep -- and whether he resembles other half-Thai, half farang Buddhists matters not; he is who he is. Reading about his life and struggles and adventures and fears is inevitably enlightening, amusing, and richly entertaining.

A word of caution: in addition to the usual sex scenes that populate Burdett's Bangkok novels, Bangkok Haunts deals with a certain sexual taboo in a nonjudgmental, even accepting manner. While that approach is true to the novel's theme and to Jitpleecheep's character, it might bother those readers who perceive the failure to condemn such behavior as a sign of moral weakness. Fans of the series, however, are likely to understand the point Jitpleecheep is making about the influence of poverty and horrific parenting upon sexual behavior, and will thus understand the absence of harsh judgment.

Bangkok Haunts blends humor and tragedy into a powerful, compassionate, haunting story. The ending is wild. Five spicy stars flavored with extra hot chili peppers.
Xcorn
Thailand, poverty stricken and seething with mysticism, is the brilliant setting for this police procedural - Thai style. When mesmerizing prostitute Damrong becomes the star of a well produced snuff film, Detective Sonchai Jitplecheep calls in his farang (westerner) friend - "almost" lover Kimberly Jones - to help him find the killer, and Eastern and Western cultures are brought face to face.

Sonchai moonlights as part owner of a brothel run by his mother, whose frank philosophy has her say, "who we are in the next life is determined by how generous we are in this one, not by what market forces bend us to do." When Damrong worked in the brothel, she seduced Sonchai so thoroughly that he reached the point where his feelings for her switched from objective admiration to the psychosis of possession. She then unceremoniously dropped him. And now, years later, he's married with a child on the way, but the DVD containing the snuff film has been delivered to him and he is on the case. Damrong might be dead, but she's NOT gone. Very soon her ghost begins to visit his dreams, and every night, in his bed beside his sleeping wife, she has her way with him until he wakes, trembling and spent.

Bangkok Lights is all levels below delicious levels. The author's depictions of the activities of the undead are vivid and believable, and the Buddhist concept of Reincarnation is made to feel very real indeed. As the story progresses and each development reveals a bit more of Damrong's story, the reader becomes so immersed in the mysteries he forgets that he doesn't believe in ghosts, demons, or other lifes. I loved this one. Five Stars.
Art Tirrell is the author of The Secret Ever Keeps
Xcorn
Thailand, poverty stricken and seething with mysticism, is the brilliant setting for this police procedural - Thai style. When mesmerizing prostitute Damrong becomes the star of a well produced snuff film, Detective Sonchai Jitplecheep calls in his farang (westerner) friend - "almost" lover Kimberly Jones - to help him find the killer, and Eastern and Western cultures are brought face to face.

Sonchai moonlights as part owner of a brothel run by his mother, whose frank philosophy has her say, "who we are in the next life is determined by how generous we are in this one, not by what market forces bend us to do." When Damrong worked in the brothel, she seduced Sonchai so thoroughly that he reached the point where his feelings for her switched from objective admiration to the psychosis of possession. She then unceremoniously dropped him. And now, years later, he's married with a child on the way, but the DVD containing the snuff film has been delivered to him and he is on the case. Damrong might be dead, but she's NOT gone. Very soon her ghost begins to visit his dreams, and every night, in his bed beside his sleeping wife, she has her way with him until he wakes, trembling and spent.

Bangkok Lights is all levels below delicious levels. The author's depictions of the activities of the undead are vivid and believable, and the Buddhist concept of Reincarnation is made to feel very real indeed. As the story progresses and each development reveals a bit more of Damrong's story, the reader becomes so immersed in the mysteries he forgets that he doesn't believe in ghosts, demons, or other lifes. I loved this one. Five Stars.
Art Tirrell is the author of The Secret Ever Keeps
Giamah
Another great Detective Jitpleecheep novel but... it was a little too 'mystic' for me. Perhaps that was Burdett's intent - to blur the lines between occidental rationalism and oriental mysticism - but somehow I felt dissatisfied with the ending being neither a standard murder mystery nor a fantasy.
That said, I am still enjoying the Jitpleecheep mysteries.
Giamah
Another great Detective Jitpleecheep novel but... it was a little too 'mystic' for me. Perhaps that was Burdett's intent - to blur the lines between occidental rationalism and oriental mysticism - but somehow I felt dissatisfied with the ending being neither a standard murder mystery nor a fantasy.
That said, I am still enjoying the Jitpleecheep mysteries.
Erienan
Excellent writer and mysteries. His description of of a Buddhist cultural standpoint changed my whole understanding of the Western-USA-CIA versus Asia law enforcement dynamic. The hero is the son of a very successful Asian prostitute and an American soldier. This turned me toward a renewed interest in the impact of the Vietnam War on the present. I've read several in this series. They are all good, although disturbing.
Erienan
Excellent writer and mysteries. His description of of a Buddhist cultural standpoint changed my whole understanding of the Western-USA-CIA versus Asia law enforcement dynamic. The hero is the son of a very successful Asian prostitute and an American soldier. This turned me toward a renewed interest in the impact of the Vietnam War on the present. I've read several in this series. They are all good, although disturbing.
Fearlesshunter
Burdett is one fantastic writer. Read this current 3 book series in order if you want to get the full depth and thrust of his cast of characters and the exotic backdrop of Bangkok. Bangkok Haunts is the third (I guess you'd say as of now, it's a Trilogy). So start with Bangkok 8, then Bangkok Taboo and then Bangkok Haunts. I can't say one is better then the other as they are all the most unique and innovative detective stories I have read. Both individually and as a Trilogy each novel zings. However, reading them in order makes for a deeper and complete tapestry and even more cohesive thematic understanding of the characters and the milieu. The plot twists are extremely innovative and exciting to discover. The stories have the feeling of a movie but the depth of a novel. Burdett's extremely fluid writing moves along at a fast clip with vivid innovative imagery and events. There is immense compassion and individuality in his characters. I hope he writes another one in this series soon. Regardless, they are superb.
Fearlesshunter
Burdett is one fantastic writer. Read this current 3 book series in order if you want to get the full depth and thrust of his cast of characters and the exotic backdrop of Bangkok. Bangkok Haunts is the third (I guess you'd say as of now, it's a Trilogy). So start with Bangkok 8, then Bangkok Taboo and then Bangkok Haunts. I can't say one is better then the other as they are all the most unique and innovative detective stories I have read. Both individually and as a Trilogy each novel zings. However, reading them in order makes for a deeper and complete tapestry and even more cohesive thematic understanding of the characters and the milieu. The plot twists are extremely innovative and exciting to discover. The stories have the feeling of a movie but the depth of a novel. Burdett's extremely fluid writing moves along at a fast clip with vivid innovative imagery and events. There is immense compassion and individuality in his characters. I hope he writes another one in this series soon. Regardless, they are superb.