John Burdett’s Bangkok Mystery Series – Featuring Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep
Sonchai Jitpleecheep is a police detective… a devout Buddhist and son of a Bangkok bar owner and an American G.I.
In fact, Sonchai is regarded by all – including his fellow police officers – as the only honest policeman in Bangkok. Even though he’s part owner with his mother of their red-light-district bar.
Much of the action in the books takes place in the underbelly of Bangkok, but Sonchai’s spiritual beliefs give the novels a contemplative tone that lifts them above the typical mystery series.
John Burdett’s excellent series features terrific writing, amazing plots and something new to LEARN! I look forward to each new book in the series.
Sonchai Jitpleecheep Bangkok series in order:
First book first, but after that you can pick and choose.
- Bangkok 8 [Definitely start here]
- Bangkok Tattoo
- Bangkok Haunts
- The Godfather of Kathmandu
- Vulture Peak
- The Bangkok Asset