Numbered and signed by Author
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
most mature work.”
—The Bangkok Post
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.”
is a religious student of human nature and it shows.”
contemporary and extremely inventive.”
—Hua Hin Observer
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