Press Release: Missing in Rangoon

Press Release

Missing in Rangoon

Thirteenth in the Vincent Calvino P.I. Series

By Christopher G. Moore


B-Format | Pages: 335 | Price: 495 Baht
ISBN: 978-616-7503-17-2
Release date: January 2013

Vincent Calvino novels are set in Southeast Asian countries in transition. Historical change figures large in the award-winning Zero Hour in Phnom Penh, when Calvino traveled to Cambodia, and in Comfort Zone when a case took him to Vietnam.

In the latest, 13th book in the series, Missing in Rangoon, Calvino arrives in Burma just as it’s opened up after a long period of political and economic isolation.


About the book

As foreigners rush into Burma with briefcases stuffed with plans and cash for hotels, shopping malls and high rises, they discover the old ways die hard. Vincent Calvino’s case is to find a young British-Thai man gone missing in Rangoon, while his best friend and protector Colonel Pratt of the Royal Thai Police has an order to cut off the supply of cold pills from Myanmar used for the methamphetamine trade in Thailand.

As one of the most noir novels in the Vincent Calvino series, Missing in Rangoon plays out beneath the moving shadows of the cross-border drug barons. Pratt and Calvino’s lives are entangled with the invisible forces inside the old regime and their allies who continue to play by their own set of rules.


About the author

Christopher G. Moore is a Bangkok-based Canadian author of 24 novels and several non-fiction titles. His Vincent Calvino novels have won prestigious awards, such as the German Critics Award (Deutscher Krimi Preis – for Zero Hour in Phnom Penh) and the Shamus Award (for Asia Hand).


Praise for the Vincent Calvino Series

One of “100 Eyes of Mystery Scene Era” in the 100th issue of Mystery Scene Magazine

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

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

“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.

“Moore’s Vincent Calvino novels … are crisp, atmospheric entertainments set in a noirish Bangkok.”—The Guardian

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

“A vivid sense of place … the city of Bangkok, with its chaos and mystery, is almost another character. Recommended.”—Library Journal

“The Vincent Calvino series belongs on every Asian crime list.”—Booklist

“If there’s a new book by Christopher G. Moore, the Bangkok-based Canadian author, I’ll read that, particularly if it’s a Calvino private eye one. His novels, set among louche expatriates in a semi-criminal nocturnal demi-monde, managed to put Bangkok into a context for me when I was spending time in S.E. Asia. He leads you into hidden establishments and constructs, some palatial, some mean hovels in hidden side-streets, to which only a cat could find its way and that by accident.”—Peter Stark, Quarterly Review

“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 Carré with a dry humour thrown in.”
—Chris Bilkey, Crime Buzz

“Moore’s flashy style successfully captures the dizzying contradictions in [Bangkok’s] vertiginous landscape.”—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review


Further information

For more information about the book, to arrange interviews with the editor/authors or request a review copy, please  email: editorial@heavenlakepress.com.

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