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Burdett, John

Overview
Works: 27 works in 292 publications in 18 languages and 12,454 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.U617, 823.914
Publication Timeline
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Publications about John Burdett
Publications by John Burdett
Most widely held works by John Burdett
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett( Book )
58 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in 17 languages and held by 2,145 libraries worldwide
Bangkok policeman Sonchai Jitplecheep investigates the murder of an African American Marine sergeant and the subsequent death of his partner, making his way through a world of illicit drugs and corruption to find a vicious killer
Bangkok tattoo by John Burdett( Book )
39 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,695 libraries worldwide
When the mutilated body of a CIA agent is discovered in District 8 and the killer appears to be a local working girl, Sonchai searches for the truth amid a cover-up orchestrated by his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn
Bangkok haunts by John Burdett( Book )
33 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,602 libraries worldwide
Royal Thai Police detective and devout Buddhist Sonchai Jitpleecheep investigates a mysterious snuff film in which the victim is Damrong, a woman whom he had once loved obsessively, following a haunted trail that leads to Bangkok's most exclusive men's club
The godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,164 libraries worldwide
Sonchai Jitpleecheep--John Burdett's inimitable Royal Thai Police detective with the hard-bitten demeanor and the Buddhist soul--is summoned to the most shocking and intriguing crime scene of his career. Solving the murder could mean a promotion, but Sonchai, reeling from a personal tragedy, is more interested in Tietsin, an exiled Tibetan lama based in Kathmandu who has become his guru--and has forty million dollars' worth of heroin for sale
Vulture peak by John Burdett( Book )
19 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,024 libraries worldwide
Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep organizes a massive sting operation to end human organ trafficking in Thailand, an effort that is complicated by an aging rock star with liver disease and rumors about Sonchai's ex-prostitute wife
The last six million seconds : a thriller by John Burdett( Book )
22 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 974 libraries worldwide
A Eurasian detective investigating a series of murders in Hong Kong discovers a power struggle in preparation for the colony's takeover by China. The participants are the American mafia, cynical British diplomats and a Chinese warlord. By the author of A Personal History of Thirst
The Bangkok asset by John Burdett( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 572 libraries worldwide
Sonchai Jitpleecheep--the brash and beguiling Royal Thai Police Force detective who has been our guide through John Burdett's five previous acclaimed Bangkok novels--is back. The former monk and devout Buddhist, forever battling to protect his karma from the assaults of morally compromising cases, is now faced with the most horrifying technological innovation to make its way to the streets of Bangkok, and a conspiracy of almost unfathomable reach. With Sonchai on this case is the young female inspector Krom. Like Sonchai, she's an outsider on the police force, but unlike him, she is socially savvy and a technological prodigy. When they're called to a demonstration--in the midst of a typhoon--of the deadly, superhuman strength of an American man who is seemingly controlled by a CIA operative, they have no idea what they're actually witnessing or why. Their reliably obtuse and unequivocally crooked boss, Colonel Vikorn, explains some of it, but the most telling questions remain unanswered: Could the Americans have figured out a way to create a physically and psychologically enhanced supersoldier? Are they testing him--or it--on Thai soil? And why is everyone, from the Bangkok police to the international community, so eager to turn a blind eye? Searching for the answers to these questions, Sonchai and Krom find themselves in a remote Cambodian jungle compound for aging American ex-soldiers, where they will discover just how far a government will go to protect its worst secrets--both past and present. But the case will also have much more personal repercussions for Sonchai, shaking his world to its very foundation and perhaps finally forcing him to confront his long-lost American father
Bangkok haunts by John Burdett( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 478 libraries worldwide
Just when he thinks he's seen everything Bangkok's thriving criminal world has to offer, Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep receives an unpleasant surprise--an anonymous snuff film. A woman named Damrong--someone he onced loved and who still haunts his memories--is murdered in the film. Obsessed with Damrong's death, Sonchai braves street gangs, investigates a shady and exclusive men's club, and staves off threats, seen and unseen, as he pieces together the scattered clues
Bangkok 8 by John Burdett( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 440 libraries worldwide
Unabridged
A personal history of thirst by John Burdett( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 355 libraries worldwide
As two low-class Englishmen climb the social ladder, James Knight becomes a respected lawyer while Oliver Thirst becomes a career criminal. Knight marries an American woman, but Thirst seduces her and they marry. However, he is an abusive husband and she is accused of killing him. Now husband No. 1 has to defend her. A study of the British class system
Bangkok tattoo by John Burdett( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 338 libraries worldwide
We return to District 8--the underbelly of Bangkok's underworld--where a dramatically mutilated dead body is found. It's bad: he was CIA. It gets worse: the murderer appears to be Chanya--a tough, sweet working girl who's the highest earner at The Old Man's Club, jointly owned by Sonchai's mother and his boss, Police Colonel Vikorn. Alerted by Sonchai, Vikorn quickly concocts a cover-up that involves Al Qaeda and Thailand's porous southern border where, since 9/11, the CIA has been an obviously covert presence. But the truth will be harder to come by, and it will require Sonchai to find an ever-more-delicate balance between his ambition and his Buddhism, while running the gamut of Bangkok's drug dealers, prostitutes, bad cops, worse military, and the pitfalls of his own melting heart (Chanya!)--most of which he can handle. But even Sonchai is not prepared for what he discovers at the end of his investigation
Vulture peak by John Burdett( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 329 libraries worldwide
Royal Thai Police Detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep organizes a massive sting operation to end human organ trafficking in Thailand, an effort that is complicated by an aging rock star with liver disease and rumors about Sonchai's ex-prostitute wife
The godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Royal Thai police detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep is called to a grisly murder scene that could make or break his career, but he's more worried about impressing Tietsin, his new Buddhist guru. However, Tietsin would rather use Sonchai to help him broker a heroin deal worth 40 million dollars. Left with no easy way out and plenty of moral conflict, Sonchai will have to decide between saving his soul and saving his career
The last six million seconds by John Burdett( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Presents a tale of Hong Kong where residents count the hours until the date when China again rules
The Bangkok asset by John Burdett( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Paired with a young misfit inspector with the Royal Thai Police force, tortured Buddhist detective Sonchai Jitpleecheep stumbles on a conspiracy surrounding a new super-soldier cyborg technology in a case that forces him to confront his lost father
The asset by John Burdett( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Sonchai Jitpleecheep--the brash and beguiling Royal Thai Police Force detective who has been our guide through John Burdett's five previous acclaimed Bangkok novels--is back. The former monk and devout Buddhist, forever battling to protect his karma from the assaults of morally compromising cases, is now faced with the most horrifying technological innovation to make its way to the streets of Bangkok, and a conspiracy of almost unfathomable reach. With Sonchai on this case is the young female inspector Krom. Like Sonchai, she's an outsider on the police force, but unlike him, she is socially savvy and a technological prodigy. When they're called to a demonstration--in the midst of a typhoon--of the deadly, superhuman strength of an American man who is seemingly controlled by a CIA operative, they have no idea what they're actually witnessing or why. Their reliably obtuse and unequivocally crooked boss, Colonel Vikorn, explains some of it, but the most telling questions remain unanswered: Could the Americans have figured out a way to create a physically and psychologically enhanced supersoldier? Are they testing him--or it--on Thai soil? And why is everyone, from the Bangkok police to the international community, so eager to turn a blind eye? Searching for the answers to these questions, Sonchai and Krom find themselves in a remote Cambodian jungle compound for aging American ex-soldiers, where they will discover just how far a government will go to protect its worst secrets--both past and present. But the case will also have much more personal repercussions for Sonchai, shaking his world to its very foundation and perhaps finally forcing him to confront his long-lost American father. From the Hardcover edition
Il perfezionista by John Burdett( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Bangkok noir ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
"Twelve seasoned and internationally known--Thai and Western--writers have come together to make a powerful collection of crime fiction short stories that portray the dark side of this Asian metropolis"--Page 4 of cover
Tetovaža iz Bangkoka by John Burdett( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
De laatste zes miljoen seconden by John Burdett( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in Dutch and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Aan de vooravond van de overgang naar de Volksrepubliek China resulteren verraad, geweld en streven naar absolute macht in Hongkong in een groot aantal gruwelijke moorden
 
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Alternative Names
John Burdett Brits jurist
John Burdett écrivain britannique
John Burdett englischer Schriftsteller
Джон Бърдет
ג'ון בורדט
バーデット, ジョン
Languages
English (177)
French (23)
German (22)
Polish (11)
Spanish (11)
Italian (10)
Dutch (6)
Russian (3)
Croatian (3)
Japanese (2)
Swedish (2)
Hebrew (2)
Slovenian (2)
Czech (2)
Bulgarian (1)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Portuguese (1)
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