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Notorious by Michele Martinez
 
@ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe / Guesthouse / Pattaya, Thailand.
 
About to take a controversial rap star to trial for a past crime, Melanie Vargas receives an important piece of information from his lawyer.
In full confidence, on the steps of New York City's federal courthouse, he tells her that his client may have had ties to a wanted fugitive.
Moments later, a powerful car bomb blows the man to pieces, with Melanie only steps away.

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G/day Dave We have added the large sofa in the lounge and large armchair and recliner in the bedroom although the recliner can be moved anywhere, also a large Smart TV, its had a paint job a

I think the book reviews, lodging and restaurant posts are a welcome part of this forum.  Appreciation to Daveo for posting them. 

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Roseanna; The Martin Besk series by Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö, Lois Roth
 
@ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe / Guesthouse / #Pattaya,
 
The masterful first novel in the Martin Beck series of mysteries by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, finds Beck hunting for the murderer of a lonely traveler.
On a July afternoon, a young woman's body is dredged from Sweden's beautiful Lake Vattern.
With no clues Beck begins an investigation not only to uncover a murderer but also to discover who the victim was.
Three months later, all Beck knows is that her name was Roseanna and that she could have been strangled by any one of eighty five people on a cruise.

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Central Pattaya Studio Apartment, ideal long term rent, 4th floor, has elevator, airy room as high up, fast Internet at extra 700baht per month, includes King size bed, large fridge, kettle, microwave, A/C, Fan, electronic safety box, Flat screen TV, DVD player, shower room-toilet, hot shower, 2 recliner chairs, Balcony, 2 pools, many on site amenities such as supermarket, gyms, Laundry, eatery's etc. Close to Big C Extra Pattaya, 15 mins from the beach, has moto taxi on site, this Apartment is for the independent person as cleaning-laundry is your responsibility but have cheap on site cleaners. Also plus electric and water via the meter.

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Ratlines by Stuart Neville
 
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Ireland 1963.
As the Irish people prepare to welcome President John F. Kennedy to the land of his ancestors, a German national is murdered in a seaside guesthouse.
Lieutenant Albert Ryan, Directorate of Intelligence, is ordered to investigate.
The German is the third foreigner to die within a few days, and Minister for Justice Charles Haughey wants the killing to end lest a shameful secret be exposed, the dead men were all Nazis granted asylum by the Irish government in the years following World War II.

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The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
 
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A novel of the cruelty of war, and tenuousness of life and the impossibility of love.
 
Richard Flanagan's story, of Dorrigo Evans, an Australian doctor haunted by a love affair with his uncle's wife, journeys from the caves of Tasmanian trappers in the early twentieth century to a crumbling pre-war beach-side hotel, from a #Thai jungle prison to a Japanese snow festival, from the Changi gallows to a chance meeting of lovers on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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The Diamond Hunters by Wilbur Smith
 
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The Van Der Byl Diamond Company, willed by its founder to his son Benedict, daughter Tracey and estranged foster child Johnny Lance, turns out to be a bequest not of love, but of hatred.
For it is couched in such terms as to offer Benedict an instrument of destruction of his bitterest rival.
'Destroy Johnny' was the old man's implacable message to his son, and, obsessively jealous of his foster-brother, Benedict sets out in ruthless pursuit of this goal.

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Every Man Truly Lives Alone C.P. Tertius.
 
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Two people from two vastly different cultures on a collision course to romance, adventure and…destiny.
 
U.S. Army Captain Keith Miller was no stranger to conflict and danger: the Vietnam War, clandestine operations, a plane crash, the jungle, he survived it all.
 
But nothing could prepare him for what was in store after meeting the winsome, enigmatic Jey, a courageous but unfortunately indentured Thai-Karen woman, as they journey across the exotic landscape and on the high seas of Southeast Asia.

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Books to look out for @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop - Book exchange - Cafe *-* Guesthouse #Pattaya #Thailand..

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Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman
 
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No one knows the writer's Hollywood more intimately than William Goldman.
Two time Academy Award-winning screenwriter and the author of Marathon Man, Tinsel, Boys and Girls Together, and other novels, Goldman now takes you into Hollywood's inner sanctums...on and behind the scenes for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
All the President's Men, and other films...into the plush offices of Hollywood producers...into the working lives of acting greats such as Redford, Olivier, Newman, and Hoffman...and into his own professional experiences and creative thought processes in the crafting of screenplays.

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Deano,: From Gipsyville to the Premiership by Dean Windass and signed by him.
 
Books to look out for @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe *-* Guesthouse / #Pattaya,

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Flyboys, A True Story of Courage by James D. Bradley
 
The classic story of heroism and sacrifice by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, The Imperial Cruise, and The China Mirage.
 
This brilliantly illuminates a hidden piece of World War II history as it tells the harrowing true story of nine American airmen shot down in the Pacific.
One of them, George H. W. Bush, was miraculously rescued. What happened to the other eight remained a secret for almost 60 years.

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Armageddon: The Battle for Germany, 1944-1945
by Max Hastings
 
Books to look out for @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe *-* Guesthouse / #Pattaya,
 
In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas.
Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered this timetable and led to eight more months of brutal fighting.
With Armageddon, the eminent military historian Max Hastings gives us memorable accounts of the great battles and captures their human impact on soldiers and civilians.

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From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: 1965-2000
by Lee Kuan Yew, Foreword by Henry Kissinger.
 
@ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe *-* Guesthouse / #Pattaya,
 
Few gave tiny Singapore much chance of survival when it was granted independence in 1965.
How is it, then, that today the former British colonial trading post is a thriving Asian metropolis with not only the world's number one airline, best airport, and busiest port of trade, but also the world's fourth highest per capita real income?

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The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
 
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A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was.
 
The astonishing success of Google was a black swan; so was 9/11.
For Nassim Nicholas Taleb, black swans underlie almost everything about our world, from the rise of religions to events in our own personal lives.

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Karen Rose...You Belong To Me...
 
Karen Rose books @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe *-* Guesthouse / #Pattaya,
 
A killer is branding his victims with numbers.
How many will he kill before he's stopped? YOU BELONG TO ME is a fantastic thriller from author Karen Rose, and the first novel in her Baltimore series.
 
When forensic pathologist Lucy Trask stumbles across a mutilated body by the chess tables in her local Baltimore park, its face so badly damaged it is unrecognisable, her sole concern is that it might be her old school teacher Mr Pugh.

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For your travel guides @ Canterbury Tales Bookshop / Book exchange / Cafe *-* Guesthouse / #Pattaya,

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It Had to Be You by Timothy James Beck.
 
Traded back in @ Canterbury Tales Book exchange * Guesthouse * Cafe, #Pattaya, #Thailand
 
New Yorker Daniel Stephenson had made a name for himself with his drag persona, Princess 2Di4, when the sudden death of the real Princess Di drained all the pleasure from his performances.
Taking the advice (and financial support) of a wealthy aunt, he decides to "toss the tiara and get a life." Unfortunately, Daniel's only degrees are in "extensive show tune knowledge, advanced lip-sync, and how to cover up a five o'clock shadow."

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Treason's Harbour by Patrick O'Brian.
 
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All Patrick O'Brian's strengths are on parade in this novel of action and intrigue, set partly in Malta, partly in the treacherous, pirate infested waters of the Red Sea.
While Captain Aubrey worries about repairs to his ship, Stephen Maturin assumes the center stage for the dockyards and salons of Malta are alive with Napoleon's agents, and the admiralty's intelligence network is compromised.
Maturin's cunning is the sole bulwark against sabotage of Aubrey's daring mission.

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Thai Private Eye by Warren Olson
 
450baht in Asia books 180 @ Canterbury Tales Book exchange * Guesthouse * #Pattaya, #Thailand..plus the 50% trade back in credit off the next book/s you choose.
 
Thailand's most famous private detective, Warren Olson, is back with more shocking true stories from his investigative case files.
From unfortunate tsunami related cases to the latest antiques and racehorse scams, girls tricked into pornography and boys forced into vice, as well as wayward American and European husbands and vindictive wives.
Thai Private Eye covers it all and some.

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Jakarta Undercover II by Moammar Emak

@ Canterbury Tales Book exchange * Guesthouse * #Pattaya, #Thailand

After the enormous success of Jakarta Undercover, Moammar Emka is back with more on the seedy nightlife and underground sexual services of modern, hip Jakarta. 
Delving deep into the city's karaoke clubs, massage parlours and transit hotels, the author takes it upon himself to experience first hand the tasty delights on offer and what exactly they involve. 
What is a cat-bath massage? 
Who are the Mickey Mouse girls? 
How much does an all night gigolo really cost? 
How popular is the after lunch hand roll service?

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The Butterfly Trap by Dennis Jon
 
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In hindsight, maybe fluttering off the tour guide's red line wasn't such a good idea.
But Jon has neither hindsight nor foresight as his vacation unfolds in real time.
Acting without consequence, he discovers that real life is funnier, crazier, and more interesting than fiction, as he encounters crooked tour guides, transvestite karaoke stars, restroom massage gangs, and angels, not with wings and halos, but g-strings and high heels.

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Bangkok Exit: Seized, Stung and Stripped in Thailand
by Ryan Humphreys.
 
@ Canterbury Tales Book exchange * Guesthouse * Cafe, #Pattaya, #Thailand..
 
Is this another story of an intelligent (they all think they are) guy; who comes to Thailand, falls in Love, pulls the plug on his brain, lavishes his cute Thai girl on all sorts, falls head over heels in Love, to her its nice Farang take care, later he realises its more of a business arrangement, he has no idea of Thai culture.....he then blames her or Thai people for his stupidness?

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