Penguin Putnam Toronto shopkeeper Lara McClintoch solved her first archaeological mystery in The Xibalba Murders, nominated for the Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Since then, Lyn Hamilton's acclaimed and popular series has taken readers around the world to various exotic locales-where rare antiquities and base human nature add up to murder. Now, in The Thai Amulet, Lara must sift through the layers of Bangkok society to find a fellow antique dealer-alive or dead...
A smart, appealing, funny, brave, and vulnerable protagonist." (London Free Press, Ontario)
Baker & Taylor Toronto shopkeeper Lara McClintoch heads for Bangkok to search for the truth about a missing antiques dealer, with only a fifty-year-old newspaper clipping about a murder and broken terracotta amulets as a clue to a deadly conspiracy and a family tragedy. By the author of The Etruscan Chimera.
Blackwell North Amer Bangkok, a city of contradictions, where the heady scents of jasmine and frangipane hang in the stifling heat and golden-spired palaces overlook seedy strip clubs. Yet it never fails to inspire Lara's spirit of adventure, which is why she has agreed to search for a missing antiques dealer while on vacation. Armed with only a fifty-year-old newspaper clipping about a murder and broken terracotta amulets, she heads to his last known address: an apartment overlooking the Chao Phyra river and its rice barges and longtail boats. Above the din of the city, Lara finds little in the eerie silence of his empty apartment. And glaringly absent is a portrait that used to hang there: an image of a woman whose eyes seemed to follow you. While questioning his friends and neighbors, Lara loses herself in the sights and sounds of Thailand - from the bustling markets of Bangkok to the spiritual calm of a monks' temple in the northern city of Chiang Mai. What Lara uncovers reveals a deadly conspiracy from the not-so-distant past and a family tragedy - played out right before her unseeing eyes .
Baker & Taylor Toronto shopkeeper Lara McClintoch heads for Bangkok to search for the truth about a missing antiques dealer, with only a fifty-year-old newspaper clipping about a murder and broken terracotta amulets as a clue.