Christopher G. Moore evolves with Bangkok
Thailand’s 2006 coup, dead bodies lay in Rama IV Road
in Bangkok, right outside the swank apartment of Christopher
G. Moore, one of Canada’s most famous expat writers.
The next coup, in May 2014, didn’t affect him in such
a direct and gruesome way, but the worsening repression
under the current military government is certainly changing
who once taught condo law at UBC, has lived in Southeast
Asia for 30 years and during that period has published 30-plus
books. Fifteen of them have been police procedurals featuring
his fictional creation Vincent Calvino, a disbarred lawyer
turned PI, a character who’s especially popular with
readers across East Asia and Western Europe.