Gambling on Magic deluxe edition

ISBN 974-93108-7-X"
2005, 320 pages


125 copies
Numbered and signed by Author

On 27th July 2005, Christopher G. Moore’s 18th novel titled Gambling on Magic was released by Heaven Lake Press as a deluxe limited edition. This deluxe limited edition has its own ISBN and each of these deluxe copies is numbered and signed by the author. If you buy your copy for delivery to an address outside of Thailand, it will be shipped via UPS and you will be emailed a tracking number. If you live in Bangkok, your copy will be delivered to your address by EMS.

For Gambling on Magic, there is no seat covering from the old Thermae (as was done for the special edition of A Killing Smile) inside this deluxe edition. We believe that fans of Christopher G. Moore’s novels will want to show their support by ordering this well-crafted hardback edition.

The numbers will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. The first person to order receives Number 1, the second Number 2 until the entire 125 copies are sold. The first 73 copies have already been sold.

Gambling on Magic is set in Bangkok where life is more than good for Joey Balfour, ex-patriot gambling king, former TV personality, and the current owner of the mysterious and exotic Feng Shui Flower Shop in downtown Bangkok. Then ex-chief of security arrives in Bangkok to reopen an old unsolved Las Vegas casino theft. The thief has disappeared in Thailand and the conventional wisdom has it that Balfour holds the key to tracking him down. Caught in a web of deception and betrayal, Balfour discovers that other forces – more sinister and deadly – are slowly entangling him. The stakes are high, the odds are long, and for his greatest gamble, Balfour bets his own life on winning.

Set in the steamy, erotic underworld of Bangkok, Gambling On Magic is a thinking person’s thriller and a brilliant literary portrait of contemporary life inside Southeast Asia’s most famous city. The rogue's gallery of whacky, wonderful, and original characters will stick with you long after you finish this page-turner.



Moore’s most mature work.
—The Bangkok Post

[Moore’s] attention to detail that gives his writing the believable immediacy, which in turn keeps you turning pages. And turn pages you will. This is another of those books that will hold your attention right to the last page. An excellent read.
—Pattaya Mail

Moore is a religious student of human nature and it shows.
—Thai Day

Original, contemporary and extremely inventive.
—Hua Hin Observer

A complex novel ... The [characters] are well developed. The setting ... is carefully shaped. The information about gambling rings true, as does the portrayal of the city of Bangkok and the community that surrounds the story ... Well worth reading.
—Alex McGilvery, Armchair Interviews

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