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A Corpse in the Koryo
by James Church


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"On the surface, "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"
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"One of Publishers Weekly Top 100 Books of 2006"
"One of Booklist's Best Genre Fiction of 2006"
"One of the Chicago Tribune's best mystery/thrillers of 2006"
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"Sit on a quiet hillside at dawn among the wildflowers; take a picture of a car coming up a deserted highway from the south.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"On the surface, "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"
" "
"One of Publishers Weekly Top 100 Books of 2006"
"One of Booklist's Best Genre Fiction of 2006"
"One of the Chicago Tribune's best mystery/thrillers of 2006"
" "
"Sit on a quiet hillside at dawn among the wildflowers; take a picture of a car coming up a deserted highway from the south. "
"" Simple orders for Inspector O, until he realizes they have led him far, far off his department's turf and into a maelstrom of betrayal and death. North Korea's leaders are desperate to hunt down and eliminate anyone who knows too much about a series of decade's-old kidnappings and murders---and Inspector O discovers too late he has been sent into the chaos. This is a world where nothing works as it should, where the crimes of the past haunt the present, and where even the shadows are real.
Author James Church weaves a story with beautifully spare prose and layered descriptions of a country and a people he knows by heart after decades as an intelligence officer.

." . . an outstanding crime novel. . . . a not-to-be-missed reading experience. "
---"Library Journal "(starred)

"Inspector O is completely believable and sympathetic . . . The writing is superb, too . . . richly layered and visually evocative."
---"Booklist" (starred)

." . . an impressive debut that calls to mind such mystery thrillers as Martin Cruz Smith's "Gorky" "Park." . . ."
---"Publishers Weekly "(starred)

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312374310
  • ISBN-10: 0312374313
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • Publish Date: September 2007
  • Page Count: 280
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.54 x 0.77 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.57 pounds

Series: Inspector O Novels

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