Bangkok Mystery Series by John Burdett

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.

  1. Bangkok 8 [Definitely start here]
  2. Bangkok Tattoo
  3. Bangkok Haunts
  4. The Godfather of Kathmandu
  5. Vulture Peak
  6. The Bangkok Asset


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