The Vincent Calvino Crime Novels

Winner of 2004 German Critics Award for International Crime Fiction (Deutsche Krimi Preis) & 2007 Premier Special Director’s Award Semana Negra (Spain) (Zero Hour in Phnom Penh)

Winner of 2011 Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback (Asia Hand)

Moore’s Vincent Calvino is listed among “100 Eyes of Mystery Scene Era” published in the 100th issue of Mystery Scene Magazine

“Vincent Calvino is one of the most notable detectives of modern crime literature.” —Harmut Wilmes, Klönische Rundschau

“Navigating Bangkok’s dark sidestreets and myriad underground cultures requires keen insight as well as the courage to look at corruption but see the hope that lies beneath. Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer turned PI, has been doing that for years as Christopher G. Moore shows in his award-winning series.” —Oline H. Cogdill, Mystery Scene Magazine

“Think Dashiell Hammett in Bangkok.” —The San Francisco Chronicle

“I have come late to Christopher Moore's PI novels featuring Vincent Calvino. And that's been my loss.... Calvino is the hard-boiled successor of Philip Marlowe, a damaged, beaten-down but never beaten protagonist who doesn't know when to quit. The Bangkok he inhabits is full of life, corruption and broken dreams. Moore drags you in to experience all of it.... His writing recalls the gritty noir of Chandler and the intrigue of Le Carre with a dry humour thrown in.” —Chris Bilkey, Crime Buzz

“Vincent Calvino is a terrific character who could only have been drafted into action by a terrific writer.” —T. Jefferson Parker, author of L.A. Outlaws.

“Every big city has its fictional detective; and Bangkok’s is Vincent Calvino.”
Bangkok 101

“A worthy example of a serial character, Vincent Calvino is human and convincing.” —Thriller Magazine (Italy)

“The hard bitten detective is real, and grittily impressive.... Unlike many other fictional detectives, he doesn’t play in the manicured imagination of an armchair novelist. He’s real.” —Tarun Cherian, Deccan Herald (India)

>>more on what critics say about The Vincent Calvino series

The Marriage Tree
Missing In Rangoon
[Book 16]
[Book 15]
9 Gold Bullets
The Corruptionist
Paying Back Jack
The Risk of Infidelity Index
Pattaya 24/7
Minor Wife
Cold Hit
The Big Weird
Pattaya 24/7
[Book 8]
Minor Wife
[Book 7]
Cold Hit
[Book 6]
The Big Weird
[Book 5]
Comfort Zone
Zero Hour in Phnom Penh
Asia Hand
Spirit House
Comfort Zone
[Book 4]
Asia Hand
[Book 2]
Spirit House
[Book 1]



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