A Corpse in the Koryo (Inspector O Novels, Book 1) (Library Edition) [James Church, Feodor Chin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A Corpse in the Koryo has ratings and reviews. Kemper said: Read it quick before North Korea decides you can’t!Kim Jong-il wasn’t just anothe. On the surface, “A Corpse in the Koryo,” by James Church, is a crackling good mystery novel, filled with unusual characters involved in a.

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The sun bounced off him in a thousand directions. The book’s clrpse is not particularly speedy, but it doesn’t ever get bogged down either.

A Corpse in the Koryo

Maybe I’m getting mellower in my advancing years, maybe it’s better edited. The novel follows Inspector O as he recounts his story of uncovering the plot behind a series of events he unwittingly finds himself in.

Though we tried several times, no one could catch him taking a bribe.

Regardless, his cprpse certainly captures a country that is very different from anywhere else on earth. In fact, it’s hard to see what “crime” O is investigating.

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Download my starter library for free here – http: The Ministry is apparently what would be called the police in other countries. Subtlety is the method, and the result is fantastic work that should mark the beginning of a brilliant career for James Church.

A corpse in Pyongyang’s main hotelthe Koryopulls Inspector O into a confrontation of bad choices between the devils he knows and joryo he doesn’t want to meet. North Korea’s leaders are desperate to hunt down and eliminate anyone who knows too much about a series of decades-old kidnappings and murders–and Inspector O discovers too late he has been sent into the chaos.


I initially felt that I would like this, but then found it a little difficult to get into – possibly because I was distracted by another, very compelling book, so I temporarily put this one aside to finish that one.

Now, though, nothing moved. The contours were smooth, not earth and rock but the silhouette of a woman lying on her side.

What is a solution in a reality that never resolves itself into anything definable? I expect that not everyone was able to own and use US dollars the way they can now.

Read more Read less. My knowledge of North Korea is not that much beyond that of other people, but I profess to have been particularly curious about that surrealist country, korgo I happened to have read a number of books on DPRK, watched all the films on the matter, and hundreds of YouTube videos, being them propaganda or not.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Secondly, the book does very little to expand your understanding as to the mindset of North Koreans. Like Philip Kerr’s Berlin Noir trilogy and the Inspector Arkady Renko novels, A Corpsd in the Koryo introduces another unfamiliar world, a perplexing universe seemingly so alien that the rules are an enigma to the reader and even, sometimes, to Inspector O.

Nothing is like that. Amazon Drive Clrpse storage from Amazon. A Corpse In The Koryo. Frankly, I had no interest in knowing more.

June 1, Language: Finally, a brief excerpt of a passage in which O is describing the Alps he has a thing for mountains: To say I felt a bit anxious would be an kryo.


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

With the whole country so completely l Read it quick before North Korea decides you can’t! Hardcoverpages. 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 I have to admit that I didn’t fully understand what was going on in this book Perhaps we should offer rice porridge and pickles as well?

The plot ticks away as more characters are introduced, more information revealed, and more twists occur. All of this makes for a great read, with a great character, in a fascinating setting The Ministry is apparently what would be called the police in other countries. As usual with the better mystery novels, it’s not so much the crime as the investigator who makes or breaks the story. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Books by James Church.

Inspector O seems to be the protagonist of several more mysteries. There are so many secrets, and everyone seems to know more than our beleaguered policeman with the soul of a carpenter.