The IHT ran a profile on John Burdett: John Burdett: Detective writer at work in a seedy Bangkok
Burdett is the author of best selling Bangkok 8, Bangkok Tattoo, and Bangkok Haunts.
Burdett says that the 4th novel in the series will be
On the scope of his research behind his books, the IHT says:
“Burdett, a 56-year-old former lawyer, has spent the past seven years
chatting up hundreds of bar girls - research! - as inspiration for his
critically acclaimed trilogy, soon to be quartet, of gripping detective
thrillers set in Bangkok's netherworld.”
“As part of his research, he
has traveled to the stilt houses in northeast Thailand, a Lao-speaking region
known as Isaan and the home turf of most of Bangkok's bar girls.”
insight Burdett’s books provide into Thai culture, the IHT says:
Burdett's writing is also keenly anthropological, decorated with wry
observations that carry a ring of truth to those who live in Thailand.”
Burdett divides his time between Bangkok and France.