Mystery Book Club
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett
This fresh take on noir is part mystery and part thriller. Buddhist cop Sonchai Jitplecheep investigates the deaths by snakebite of his partner and a U.S. Embassy Sargeant. Sonchai’s fatalism, wry humor and determination to exact revenge make him a memorable character. Drug smuggling and Bangkok street life are brought vividly to life in this unusual novel.