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Is there anything you would change about this book?
Although the heroine is a nurse ethicist, this inaugural book has a bit too much about a medical/cultural problem and less about the actual mystery. And, the mystery is really quite interesting!
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
Using Chiang Mai as the locale was wonderful. Describing the food made me ravenous. The least interesting? I know the author is a doctor but please, less about the hospital and more about Ladarra.
Which character – as performed by Kristin Kalbli – was your favorite?
She did them all extremely well, I can't pick out just one. Outstanding!
Do you think Murder at the House of Rooster Happiness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Yes, please. I think The Number One Ladies Detective Agency series has reached the end of the line. We need another series about a smart, kind hearted female detective.
Any additional comments?
When the narrator spoke Thai words, especially food names, it seemed as if there was a very small pause or break in the recording so the correct pronunciation could be inserted. May be my imagination, but it certainly didn't hurt the narrative, which was great.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I was charmed by this book. I enjoyed the main character, a nurse ethicist, and really liked learning about Thailand. I didn't realize there was a smile that meant "I know I owe you money, but I'm not going to pay you." I think fans of Colin Cotterill will enjoy The House of Rooster Happiness. I am and I did and I'll download the next in the series. Can't say fairer than that.
Light and fun, just slightly iterative in a few spots--Recommend.
8 of 10 people found this review helpful
What a lovely, charming, gentle murder mystery. The heroine is a delightful character with a fresh if inexperienced approach to becoming a detective and using her deductive powers in northern Thailand. It is also an interesting insight into the Thai way of living and their joy of food. I do hope this is the beginning of a series. It is certainly up there with the detective stories from Laos and India . A joy to listen to!