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Inspector O Novels

James Church introduces readers to one of the most unique detectives to appear on page in years—the elusive Inspector O. This mystery series brings readers into the enigmatic world of North Korea, as Inspector O finds himself tangled in conspiracies and cover-ups. The series includes the novels A Corpse in the Koryo, Hidden Moon, Bamboo and Blood, and The Man with the Baltic Stare.

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 end.”–Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post 

  • The Gentleman from Japan
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    • The Gentleman from Japan

    • Inspector O Novels (Volume 6)
      James Church
      St. Martin's Press

    • James Church, a former Western intelligence officer, returns to the secret world of North Korean intelligence with another “crackling good” (The Washington Post) story in his critically...

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  • A Drop of Chinese Blood
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    • A Drop of Chinese Blood

    • Inspector O Novels (Volume 5)
      James Church
      St. Martin's Press

    • James Church's Inspector O novels have been hailed as "crackling good" (The Washington Post) and "tremendously clever" (Tampa Tribune), while Church himself has been embraced by critics...

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  • The Man with the Baltic Stare
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    • The Man with the Baltic Stare

    • Inspector O Novels (Volume 4)
      James Church
      St. Martin's Press

    • The mysterious Inspector O is once again drawn into a web of concessions and cover-ups in the newest mystery from critically acclaimed author James Church.

      Autumn brings unwelcome news...

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  • Bamboo and Blood
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    • Bamboo and Blood

    • Inspector O Novels (Volume 3)
      James Church
      St. Martin's Press

    • The critically acclaimed A Corpse in the Koryo brought readers into the enigmatic workings of North Korean intelligence with the introduction of a new kind of detective---the mysterious Inspector...

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  • Hidden Moon
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    • Hidden Moon

    • Inspector O Novels (Volume 2)
      James Church
      St. Martin's Press

    • "Hidden Moon reads more like a spy novel by a Korean Kafka. Final word: Fascinating." —Rocky Mountain News

      In A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church introduced readers...

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  • A Corpse in the Koryo
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    • A Corpse in the Koryo

    • Inspector O Novels (Volume 1)
      James Church
      St. Martin's Press

    • "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 end."
      ---Glenn Kessler,...

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James Church

JAMES CHURCH (pseudonym) is a former Western intelligence officer with decades of experience in Asia. He has wandered through Korea for years. No matter what hat he wore, Church says, he ran across Inspector O many times.

Photo: Peter Kolk

James Church