A Corpse in the Koryo. James Church, Author. St. Martin’s Minotaur/Dunne $ (p) ISBN “On the surface, A Corpse in the Koryo is a crackling good mystery novel, filled with unusual characters involved in a complex plot that keeps you guessing to the. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of A Corpse in the Koryo by James Church.

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Koryl my western thought processes I found I was forced to alter my thinking in order to understa Pleased to meet Inspector O, a man of hidden depths.

If you listen to anyone carefully enough, you’ll hear the slip that points to their vitals. Minotaur Books; 1st edition October 17, Publication Date: Then again, perhaps a crime novel is not the right place for such. English Choose a language for shopping.

A Corpse in the Koryo (Inspector O, book 1) by James Church

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of A Corpse In The Koryo Set in North Korea, this is probably a ‘first’ to portray a very enigmatic police inspector in a very enigmatic country.

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Free with day trial Membership details Membership details 30 days of membership free, plus 1 audiobook and 2 Audible Originals to get you started. But inspector O was sent on a diversion assignment to photograph a specific place at a specific time. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

A Corpse in the Koryo

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. So, to a somewhat lesser extent, do all the supporting characters. That is, if the reader is only interested in making some kind of logical structure out of the plot. It doesn’t go well: He has a habit of polishing wood that seems to drive everyone nuts. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life.

This novel is the first one I read that is set in North Korea, which I found quite interesting, and I’m looking forward to reading the other books in the series! The car comes kotyo goes, hooting its horn, but the Inspector fails to take any picture of it.

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Little does he suspect that this seemingly inconsequential task will escalate into a case that will lead him to risk his job, and his yhe. Aug 27, Mal Warwick rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. I have to admit that I didn’t fully understand what was going on in this book What was one of the most memorable moments of A Corpse in the Koryo? Well, maybe not quite understand, but at least made aware.


The events portrayed seemed haphazard and I had difficulty to sew a lace between one ooryo and the one happening next to it.

It’s sometimes hard to keep track of, but as the mystery wraps up at the end, you feel like everything made sense. But that was one of my big problems. The details of the mystery are sparse and slow to unravel due to all of the bureaucracy and ih being quite clear as to who was watching whom and who was a spy, etc.

Set in North Korea, this novel captures the insularity, the repressiveness, the political intrigue, all the while unwinding a nifty little mystery for the Inspector.

What is a solution in a reality that never resolves itself into anything definable? Church’s natural details are amazing, his writing is koroy polished and crisp, and his story is superbly well-crafted I can imagine the idea for Inspector O slowly evolving and b An amazing and ambitious first novel. Given the grim world that they live in, it was refreshing to find cropse O had a sense of humor.