James Church





James Church

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James Church is the pseudonym of the author of four detective novels featuring a North Korean policeman, "Inspector O".Church is identified on the back cover of his novels as "a former Western intelligence officer with decades of experience in Asia". He grew up in the San Fernando Valley in the United States and was over 60 years old in 2009.His "Inspector O" novels have been well-received, being noted by Asia specialists for offering "an unusually nuanced and detailed portrait" of North Korean society. A Korea Society panel praised the first book in the series for its realism and its ability to convey "the suffocating atmosphere of a totalitarian state". A panelist as well as The Independent's and the Washington Post's reviewers compared t...more


Average rating: 3.52 · 1,603 ratings · 321 reviews · 9 distinct works · Similar authors
A Corpse in the Koryo (Insp...
3.43 of 5 stars 3.43 avg rating — 758 ratings — published 2006 — 15 editions
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Hidden Moon (Inspector O, #2)
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 317 ratings — published 2007 — 13 editions
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Bamboo and Blood (Inspector...
3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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The Man with the Baltic Sta...
3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 162 ratings — published 2010 — 10 editions
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A Drop of Chinese Blood (In...
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Bamboo and Blood: An Inspec...
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The Hammer of God
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“You never know what they mean until you hear what they don't say.”
James Church, A Corpse in the Koryo

“Over the years, completely out of channels, a classification system for cases had grown up among sector-level inspectors. The Ministry often sent down memos warning against the use of this unsanctioned system, only reinforcing suspicions that it was pretty close to accurate. Category one cases were simple enough - those we were expected to investigate and, where possible, solve. Category two cases were those we were expected to be seen as investigating but not to solve. Category three cases were those we were to avoid - leave every stone unturned. In fact, for a category three case, it was best not even to record that there were any stones. No records, no files, no nothing.”
James Church, Hidden Moon

“You may be yesterday's news to some but you will be tomorrows front page to many”
James Church, Faith Grip- Holding on to the Promises of God

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