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Inspector O series

Publisher: , 2006
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Publisher description:

James Church introduces readers to one of the most unique detectives to appear on page in years—the elusive Inspector O. This mystery series brings readers into the enigmatic world of North Korea, as Inspector O finds himself tangled in conspiracies and cover-ups. The series includes the novels A Corpse in the KoryoHidden MoonBamboo and Blood, and The Man with the Baltic Stare.

A Corpse in the Koryo is a crackling good mystery novel, filled with unusual characters involved in a complex plot that keeps you guessing to the end.”–Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post 

The series comprises the following titles:

  1. A Corpse in the Koryo (2006)
  2. Hidden Moon (2007)
  3. Bamboo and Blood (2008)
  4. The Man with the Baltic Stare (2010)
  5. A Drop of Chinese Blood (2012)
  6. The Gentleman from Japan (2016)

LKL says:

We love this series of novels featuring the maverick, wood-whittling, tea-drinking detective from Pyongyang who is usually to be found not wearing his Kim Il Sung badge.

LKL rating: score-2score-2score-2score-2score-0. Read our review of this book here.

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