Books John Burdett Books by John Burdett John Burdett has written books about: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about John Burdett Summer Books 2008: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Bangkok 8' July 10, 2008 Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep stars in this adrenaline-fueled more-or-less mystery that is distinguished by smart (frequently witty) dialogue, a terrific depiction of place and plot twists galore. Crime In The City Beyond Sex and Tourists in John Burdett's Bangkok August 21, 2007 John Burdett's Bangkok is far more than the bizarre murders, corrupt cops and big-hearted bar girls of his novels. It's also the city as a living breathing, thing. Beyond Sex and Tourists in John Burdett's Bangkok Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/13761137/13818437" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Summer Books 2007: Excerpts Excerpt: 'Bangkok Haunts' June 8, 2007 "Thailand, a complicated land of both the sacred and the profane, makes the perfect setting for John Burdett's compulsively readable series set in Bangkok's sleazy District 8," says bookseller Steve Shapiro. "Undercurrents involving government payoffs and otherworldly spirits combine to become a character in themselves." Summer Reading: Fiction Excerpt: 'Bangkok Tattoo' June 16, 2005 Salon book critic Laura Miller says this follow-up to Bangkok 8 is a wild and crazy, very funny, very smart and very non-Western look at life in the Thai capital.