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The Resource Murder at the house of rooster happiness, David Casarett

Murder at the house of rooster happiness, David Casarett

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Murder at the house of rooster happiness
Title
Murder at the house of rooster happiness
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David Casarett
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Language
eng
Summary
"A fascinating mystery set in Thailand in the vein of Alexander McCall Smith, where a nurse ethicist turns detective. Ladarat Patalung, for one, would have been happier without a serial murderer in her life. Then again, she never meant to be a detective in the first place. But while content in her role at the Chaing Mai Hospital in Thailand as the nurse ethicist, Ladarat couldn't resist when police detective Kuhn Wiriya came to her with his dilemma. Two nights ago, a young woman brought her husband to the emergency room, where he passed away. Now someone remembers her coming in before, with a different husband (who also died). Is there a serial killer on the loose? One who likes to murder her husbands? And what else can one lone nurse ethicist do about it, but investigate?"--
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A Thai nurse turns sleuth to catch the serial killer plaguing her hospital.Detective Wiriyai Mookja of the Chiang Mai Royal Police Force visits Ladarat Patalang, a nurse ethicist for Sriphat Hospital, early one Monday morning to solicit her help. When a young woman recently brought her dead husband into the emergency room, a police officer thought he recognized the woman from an identical episode at another hospital. This remarkable coincidence can’t possibly be a coincidence. Ladarat proceeds cautiously, impeded rather than helped by Sisithorn, her annoying new assistant. An additional victim, an American named Andrew Fuller who clings to life in a coma, seems to confirm her direst suspicions. Ladarat’s inquiries shift to the back burner during the time she takes to console Fuller’s family. But the investigation gains the traction and gravitas it deserves when medical records clerk Panit Booniliang finds eight cases at a handful of hospitals with the same pattern, each one under the same name, Zhang Wei—as common a name in Thailand as John Smith is in America—and each married to the same woman. Ladarat’s tall order: find the next targeted Zhang Wei before it’s too late. The plummy prose of Casarett (Shocked, 2015, etc.) has an appealing formality, with a perpetual undercurrent of drollery. Piquantly titled chapters add verve. The measured introduction of colorful supporting players slows the story down but bodes well for the future of the proposed series.(Kirkus Reviews, January 1, 1900)
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10534682
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Casarett, David J
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
An ethical Chiang Mai Detective Agency novel
Series volume
1
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  • Patalung, Ladarat (Fictitious character)
  • Hospitals
  • Ethics
  • Ethicists
  • Nurses
  • Women detectives
  • Husbands
  • Murder
  • Thailand
Target audience
adult
Label
Murder at the house of rooster happiness, David Casarett
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057251809
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780316270632
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016003304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)935195740
Label
Murder at the house of rooster happiness, David Casarett
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057251809
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
358 pages
Isbn
9780316270632
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2016003304
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)935195740

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