The Sonchai Jitpleecheep series is a series of detective novels by British novelist John Burdett. The title character of the series is a Thai Buddhist detective. Sonchai is the son of a military man and a prostitute. The series is largely told in Sonchai’s meditative internal dialogues. There is a lot of comparison between Thai and Western cultures, including Thailand’s sex industry.

Sonchai Jitpleecheep made his first appearance in Bangkok 8 in 2003. Burdett has followed up with four more novels in the series. Below is a list of John Burdett’s Sonchai Jitpleecheep Bangkok series in chronological order and in publication order:

Publication Order of Sonchai Jitpleecheep Books


Bangkok 8(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bangkok Tattoo(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bangkok Haunts(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Godfather of Kathmandu(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Vulture Peak(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Bangkok Asset(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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