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The missing guests of the Magic Grove hotel : an Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency novel / David Casarett.
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9780316270694
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First edition.
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New York, NY : Redhook, 2017.

©2017
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376 pages ; 21 cm.
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"As a nurse ethicist, Ladarat Patalung works to save the lives of her patients, and to make sure the ones she can't save have at least the dignity of a "good death." But when wealthy foreign travelers start to go missing all across Thailand, Detective Wiriya Mookjai fears that a killer is at large, and turns to Ladarat for help. The travelers have nothing in common, except for brief stays at a mysterious resort, known as the Magic Grove Hotel..."-- Provided by publisher.
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A fascinating mystery featuring Ladarat Patalung, the first and only nurse detective in Thailand.
As a nurse ethicist, Ladarat Patalung works to save the lives of her patients, and to make sure the ones she can't save have at least the dignity of a "good death."
But when wealthy foreign travelers start to go missing all across Thailand, Detective Wiriya Mookjai fears that a killer is at large, and turns to Ladarat for help.
The travelers have nothing in common, except for brief stays at a mysterious resort, known as the Magic Grove Hotel...


Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness The Missing Guests of the Magic Grove Hotel


Author Notes

David Casarett is a physician, researcher, and tenured associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and writer. He has written over a hundred articles and book chapters that were published in such journals as the Journal of the American Medical Association, The New England Journal of Medicine as well as Salon, Esquire, Discover, Newsweek, the New York Times, and Wired. He has won many awards, including the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

His nonfiction works include Last Acts: Discovering Possibility and Opportunity at the End of Life, Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead, and Stoned: A Doctor's Case for Medical Marijuana.

He is the author of the mystery series, Ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency. It includes Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness, and The Missing Guest of the Magic Grove Hotel.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Fans of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series will feel at home with Casarett's stellar sequel to 2016's Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness. Ladarat Patalung serves as the nurse ethicist for Chiang Mai University's Sriphat Hospital in northern Thailand. Her duties include reviewing the circumstances of deceased patients to assess whether they had "good deaths." She has the ability to see what others do not, as well as a deep reserve of empathy to rival that of Smith's Mma Ramotswe, qualities that come in handy when Wiriya Mookjai, her detective friend in the Chiang Mai Royal Police, asks her to help look into the disappearance of at least eight tourists, all connected to a hotel known as the Magic Grove. Ladarat visits the Magic Grove, where the reaction of the foreign proprietor to her inquiries about the most recent missing guest only fuels her suspicions that something untoward has been going on. A refreshingly admirable lead, Ladarat feels an ethical imperative to put aside her own needs to comfort those she sees in distress. Readers will hope to see a lot more of her. Agent: Chris Bucci, McDermid Agency. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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