of 2004 German Critics Award for International Crime
Fiction (Deutsche Krimi Preis) & 2007 Premier Special
Director’s Award Semana Negra (Spain) (Zero Hour
in Phnom Penh)
of 2011 Shamus Award for Best Original Paperback (Asia
Vincent Calvino is listed among “100 Eyes of Mystery
Scene Era” published in the 100th issue of Mystery
Calvino is one of the most notable detectives of modern
crime literature.” —Harmut Wilmes, Klönische
Bangkok’s dark sidestreets and myriad underground
cultures requires keen insight as well as the courage
to look at corruption but see the hope that lies beneath.
Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer turned
PI, has been doing that for years as Christopher G.
Moore shows in his award-winning series.” —Oline
H. Cogdill, Mystery Scene Magazine
Dashiell Hammett in Bangkok.” —The San
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 Carre
with a dry humour thrown in.” —Chris Bilkey,
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.
big city has its fictional detective; and Bangkok’s
is Vincent Calvino.”
worthy example of a serial character, Vincent Calvino
is human and convincing.” —Thriller
hard bitten detective is real, and grittily impressive....
Unlike many other fictional detectives, he doesn’t
play in the manicured imagination of an armchair novelist.
He’s real.” —Tarun Cherian, Deccan
on what critics say about The Vincent Calvino series