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Nick Wilgus lived and worked in Asia for many years. Titles in his Father Ananda murder-mystery series, which include Mindfulness and Murder, Garden of Hell and Killer Karma, have been translated into French, German, Spanish and Italian. An award-winning movie based on Mindfulness and Murder was released in 2011 by DeWarenne Pictures in Bangkok and nominated for Best Screenplay by the Thailand National Films Awards 2012. Wilgus, who is also the author of The Man Who Got Lost, was recently named best general columnist by the Mississippi Press Association. He lives in Seattle’s Chinatown district..
Having read some interesting books about Buddhism and loving to read mysteries, I chose this book, but was disappointed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by NM Rose
Only one star because, while the story was fine and I do like mysteries set in monasteries of all kinds, there were so many typos, dropped words, and even at least one egregious... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
I haven't actually read it. I base my uninformed opinion on the author's previous book.Published 9 months 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 11 months 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 12 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 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
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 15 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 16 months ago by Ronniejane Polonsky