Vincent Calvino

16 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 62 ratings

Spirit House Publisher's Summary

In the nearly 20 years he has lived in Bangkok, Christopher G. Moore has written nine novels starring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer working as a PI in the dark and steamy Thai capital. Internationally acclaimed, the prizewinning novels have been translated into 10 languages. Now Spirit House, the first novel in the series, is finally available in North America.

A farang is dead and the Bangkok police have a confession the next morning from a young paint-thinner addict. He claims he killed Ben Hoadly, an expat Brit, but Calvino has his doubts when he sees heavy bruises on the kid's face. In no time, Calvino is working both sides, out to find the killer for Hoadly's wealthy father, and eager to clear the addict's name for a beautiful friend who runs a charity in the slums. With the help of his best friend, Pratt, a Shakespeare quoting Thai police colonel, and his loyal assistant, Ratana, Calvino plunges into the dangerous world of addicts, dealers, fortune tellers, inexpensive hit men, oversexed foreigners, and professional bar girls.

Spirit House is a thrilling introduction to Vincent Calvino and Christopher G. Moore's Bangkok.

©1992 Christopher G. Moore. Recorded by arrangement with Grove Atlantic, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • Spirit House

    • By: Christopher G. Moore
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    A farang is dead and the Bangkok police have a confession the next morning from a young paint-thinner addict. He claims he killed Ben Hoadly, an expat Brit, but Calvino has his doubts when he sees heavy bruises on the kid's face. In no time, Calvino is working both sides, out to find the killer for Hoadly's wealthy father, and eager to clear the addict's name for a beautiful friend who runs a charity in the slums.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of my favorites so far

    • By Rene Seidel on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Asia Hand

    • By: Christopher G. Moore
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 11 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    In Asia Hand, the second novel in the series, Bangkok is celebrating Chinese New Year when Calvino's revels are cut short. The body of an American, an acquaintance of Calvino's, has been fished out of the lake in Lumpini Park. Around his neck are a string of wooden amulets, the kind upcountry Thais wear to protect themselves from evil spirits. Only rather than saving Hutton, these have killed him.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great book

    • By Ronald F Garrison on 09-22-17

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  • Book 3

    • Zero Hour in Phonm Penh

    • By: Christopher G. Moore
    • Narrated by: Dan Russell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Zero Hour in Phnom Penhis a brilliant detective story that portrays - with no illusion - Cambodia’s adventurous transition from genocide and civil war to a free-market economy and democratic normality. Zero Hour in Phnom Penh is a rare stroke of luck and a workof art, from which one can always draw more stories and levels of meaning....an all too human, timeless, historical and philosophical novel.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing and predictable

    • By Sarah on 10-08-14

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 6

    • Cold Hit

    • A Vincent Calvino Crime Novel, Book 6
    • By: Christopher G. Moore
    • Narrated by: Dan Russell
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Five foreigners have died in Bangkok. Were they drugging overdose victims? Or victims of a serial killer? Calvino believes the evidence points to a serial killer who stalks tourists in Bangkok. The Thai police, including Colonel Pratt, don't buy his theory. Calvino teams up with an LAPD officer on a bodyguard assignment. Hidden forces pull them through swank shopping malls, rundown hotels, Klong Toey slum, and bars in the red light district as they try to keep their man and themselves alive. As Calvino learns more about the bodies being shipped back to America, the secret of the serial killer is revealed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Maybe it gets better after awhile - I bailed

    • By Clifford on 03-11-13

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  • Book 9

    • The Risk of Infidelity Index

    • Vincent Calvino, Book 1
    • By: Christopher G. Moore
    • Narrated by: Dan Russell
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    In Bangkok, everything is for sale - even life itself.... Vincent Calvino, disbarred lawyer turned Bangkok PI, is finally available in download. When his surveillance of a Thai drug ring finally produces definitive video evidence, it looks as though Vincent Calvino's fortunes are about to turn. But then a client dies of a heart attack, Calvino finds the body of a murdered massage girl downstairs, and the authorities become suspicious of a foreigner in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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