Vincent Calvino Novels
Spirit House was published in 1992, the Vincent Calvino
series has enjoyed international acclaim and an ever-expanding
readership in twelve languages. The Vincent Calvino novels,
with the Bangkok noir settings, are known for their cultural
insights into the Thai/Asian societies.
Laws explore the human psyche streched along the East-West divide.
All of the laws drawn from the eleven Calvino novels are organized
in categories, such as Laws of Gumshoe Investigation, Laws of
Bargirls and Nightlife, Laws of the World of Expats, Laws of
Aggression and Violence.
G. Moore provides an overview of Calvino’s worldview and discusses
the creative forces that over the years have shaped this popular
included are several essays that transport the reader inside
the life and times of Vincent Calvino, the private eye, who
continues to work the mean streets of Bangkok.
Law’s’ in the novels and quoted in this new book have transformed
into ‘guides to survival in an underworld’ a gift to you the
reader, from the fictional character, a working expat who
has learnt the ropes, and so passes on his knowledge of cultural
landmines and common mistakes. . . . There is entertaining
advice and insights into a major SE Asia based writer’s craft
—Richard Ravensdale, Pattaya Trader