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Wilgus does a great job of working in the fundamental wisdom of Thai Buddhism without being preachy.
A very well written book with all of the elements present which readers of "mysteries" want: an interesting protagonist, interesting atmosphere, satisfactory plot.
The story is ok - seems to drag a bit, and be overly wordy - but what really bugs me is that there are a LOT of errors and very poor editing.
I haven't actually read it. I base my uninformed opinion on the author's previous book.Published 12 days ago by Basil V. Burrell
I kept waiting for the murderer to be found - as in any good mystery. Wilgus does a good job of using his setting of Bangkok. Not a bad readPublished 1 month ago by Reader in the Caribbean
A mystery story with Buddhist teachings thrown in. I would have liked something with less gore in the details of the murder and the condition of the body.Published 3 months ago by Gigas2
This was the first Father Ananda I read and really enjoyed it. Wilgus tells a great story and serves a powerful secondary purpose in introducing the daily practice of Buddhism in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Polly
How many mysteries are you likely to pick up featuring a Buddhist monk as the detective? I enjoyed this unique perspective and look forward to reading the rest of the series. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Susan R. Meyer
kind of boring. Not much character development and very plodding. I finally put it down. Also, some graphic descriptions of violence.Published 6 months ago by Ronniejane Polonsky
I was looking for a new series to read and was glad I came across this author. I will order more from this seriesPublished 6 months ago by kacee
Fascinating info about the Buddhist
Monks and their daily lives, as well as life in Bangkok. Read more