Bangkok Tattoo

Bangkok Tattoo

Book - 2005
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From the author of Bangkok 8 comes a head-spinning new novel that puts readers back in the company of the inimitable Royal Thai Police detective, Sonchai Jitpleecheep.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 2005.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781400040452
1400040450
Characteristics: 301 p. ; 24 cm.

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Rubicat
May 02, 2017

I am enthralled by these (perhaps) inside views of Thailand and its capital. The mysteries are well crafted and the characters are well drawn and I had no trouble believing them but never having traveled to an Asian country makes me a pretty soft sell. At any rate, I'm in love with this series and can't wait for the next one.

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duffh
Oct 01, 2013

If you liked Burdett's Bangkok 8, you'll probably like this. Deadpan humour, a chatty sympathetic narrator who keeps some secrets to himself, an obvious love of Thailand (even the naughty bits).

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