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Bangkok Bob And The Missing Mormon

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Long-term Bangkok resident and former New Orleans cop Bob Turtledove has the knack of getting people out of difficult situations.

So when a young man from Utah goes missing in Bangkok, his parents are soon knocking on Bob’s door asking for help.

But what starts out as a simple missing person case takes a deadly turn as Bangkok Bob’s search for the missing Mormon brings him u
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Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published (first published January 1st 2011)
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Eric_W
May 30, 2012 Eric_W rated it liked it
A charming little novel that has a mystery but no murder, no horror, lots of suspicion and possible conspiracies and lots of local color.

Bob Turtledove is a former New Orleans cop now married to a beautiful Thai woman (and she’s much smarter than he and very well connected.) He runs an antique store but over the years he has helped numerous people with their business dealings in Thailand. Mr. and Mrs. Clare of Salt Lake City want him to find their perfect (saving himself for his wife) son with
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John Marsh
Jan 20, 2015 John Marsh rated it it was amazing
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Philipc
Dec 03, 2011 Philipc rated it really liked it
Mystery-thrillers with a Bangkok setting seem to be a whole sub-genre: there's Timothy Hallinan's Poke Rafferty series (which I love), John Burdett (a great writer), Christopher G. Moore (who I gather is the granddaddy of them all), and more. (Incidentally, at a bit of a tangent, if you want to go a little beyond Bangkok while staying in Southeast Asia, try Colin Cotterill's multiple series - what's the plural of series, anyway, serieses?).

I only recently became aware of Stephen Leather's exist
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Eddie Blatt
Feb 21, 2013 Eddie Blatt rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
This story of a former New Orleans cop moonlighting in Bangkok as a private investigator for friends and acquaintances, has some enjoyable intrigue as well as genuinely funny moments. The dialogue is sharp, although repetitive at times. Where the book really falls short of the mark, however, are its lack of plot complexity, minimal suspense and not-quite believable characters. The character of Bangkok Bob, for example, would have been better served if he was single, not married, (thus introducin ...more
Warren Olson
Oct 30, 2011 Warren Olson rated it really liked it
OK, so as a former Bangkok P.I. I am a little biased, but the thing I like about Bob/Stehen Leathers books, is that they are pretty much accurate as far as the local people and idiosyncrasies go. If I have a pet hate about books featuring slueths in Asia, its that often they or their pursuers seem to run amok with guns ! I just wish those authors would try presenting a toy gun themselves in downtown bangkok and see how far they get ! Foreigners would be jumped on by police, army, and half the po ...more
Ann Tonks
I have to confess I enjoyed it. A thai speaking farang antique dealer, happily married, solving mysteries is charming.
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Jun 11, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it
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Marcia
Sep 14, 2011 Marcia rated it really liked it
This is an interesting mystery set in Bankok. The author's expertise about Thailand is evident throughout the novel. The story moves slowly but surely, just as the Thai culture does.
Sean
Jan 01, 2014 Sean rated it really liked it
Though not a crime novel fan I am a Stephen Leather fan and I really enjoyed this entertaining run around Bangkok. I hope there are plenty more Bob Turtledove stories to come.
Ben
Dec 08, 2012 Ben rated it it was ok
This book deserved 3 stars up until the end where you realise nothing actually happens. It does however give an impression of the seediness of Thailand.
Kay
Aug 27, 2012 Kay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really enjoyable read. The investigation leads to a whole cast of characters that reflect different aspects of Thai society.
Sharon
Apr 30, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this easy read whilst on holiday in Bangkok and Koh Samui places mentioned in the novel.
Stuart
Oct 04, 2013 Stuart rated it really liked it
highly entertaining. Always did like Stephen Leather, he knows how to write an gripping thriller
Mandy
Oct 31, 2011 Mandy rated it liked it
Interesting story. Likeable characters, slightly predictable plot.
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Stephen Leather was a journalist for more than ten years on newspapers such as The Times, the Daily Mail and the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong. His bestsellers have been translated into more than ten languages. He has also written for television shows such as London's Burning, The Knock and the BBC's Murder in Mind series. For much of 2011 his self-published eBooks - including The Bestsell ...more
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