“A wonderful debut novel full of the sights, sounds and senses of Thailand mixed in with one hell of a great plot and a heroine – Ladarat Patalung – who stays with you long after the book is closed. Bring on the second in the series.”
-Ian Hamilton, author of The Water Rat of Wanchai
“A wonderfully gentle and charming mystery set in Thailand featuring nurse-ethicist and budding detective Ladarat Padalung. This book draws you into Thailand’s rich and distinctive cultural and physical environment, whilst Ladarat – a good-hearted and practical woman with an illuminated sense of right and wrong – is a delight, an amateur sleuth hell bent on seeing justice served, whilst grappling with the not insignificant challenges of her day job and a tragic past.”
–Vaseem Khan, author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series
“I love this book. It’s not only a killer mystery, but it also introduces a
uniquely appealing central character and gives us a warm and accurate look
into the Thai heart.” – Timothy Hallinan, author of the Junior Bender mysteries and the Poke
Rafferty Bangkok thrillers
A fascinating mystery set in Thailand in the vein of Alexander McCall Smith, where a nurse-ethicist must become a detective.
Ladarat Patalung never wanted to become a detective. She was content with her work as a nurse-ethicist, exhorting her fellow nurses and physicians to behave ethically. But when a mysterious woman known as ‘Peaflower’ begins killing middle-aged men, hospital’s excellent reputation is threatened and Ladarat decides that she must act.