Mindfulness and Murder

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Silkworm Books, Jan 1, 2003 - Fiction - 217 pages
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When a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead, the abbot recruits Father Ananda, a monk and former police officer, to find out why. He discovers that all is not well at this urban monastery in the heart of Bangkok. Together with his dogged assistant, an orphaned boy named Jak, Father Ananda uncovers a startling series of clues that eventually expose the motivation behind the crime and lead him to the murderers. Mindfulness and Murder is the first in the Father Ananda mystery series.

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User Review  - tomvater - LibraryThing

Fantastic first part in the Father Ananda mystery series set in Thailand by American writer Nick Wilgus. Father Ananda is a Buddhist monk of course and gets drawn into a murder case in his own temple ... Read full review

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User Review  - CandaceVan - LibraryThing

First Father Ananda mystery. Not all that mysterious, but the setting, locale, and religion are all interesting elements. Read full review

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Nick Wilgus lived and worked in Asia for many years. Titles in his Father Ananda murder-mystery series, which include Mindfulness and Murder, Garden of Hell and Killer Karma, have been translated into French, German, Spanish and Italian. An award-winning movie based on Mindfulness and Murder was released in 2011 by DeWarenne Pictures in Bangkok and nominated for Best Screenplay by the Thailand National Films Awards 2012. Wilgus, who is also the author of The Man Who Got Lost, was recently named best general columnist by the Mississippi Press Association. He lives in Seattle's Chinatown district..

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