Thailand’s CJ Books have published Mindfulness & Murder, both in ebook and paperback format.
The first Father Ananda Mystery by Nick Wilgus is out in English with Crime Wave Press, along with three further Father Ananda Mysteries.
When a homeless boy living at the youth shelter run by a Buddhist monastery turns up dead, the abbot recruits Father Ananda, a monk and former police officer, to find out why.
Ananda discovers that all is not well at this urban monastery in the heart of Bangkok. Together with his dogged assistant, an orphaned boy named Jak, Father Ananda uncovers a startling series of clues that eventually expose the motivation behind the crime and lead him to the murderers.
An award-winning movie based on Mindfulness and Murder was released in 2011 by DeWarenne Pictures in Bangkok and nominated for Best Screenplay by the Thailand National Films Awards 2012.
“A gripping read peppered with fascinating insights into the day to day life of a Buddhist monk. Nick Wilgus’s Mindfulness and Murder puts a new spin on an old genre.”
— UNTAMED TRAVEL MAGAZINE
Check out the second Father Ananda Mystery, Sister Suicide.
“Wilgus … has a good fix on temple boys, the precepts of Buddhism, the jaundiced eye with which the populace regards the constabulary, the vendors, the weather, the air pollution.”
— BANGKOK POST on Sister Suicide
Check out the third Father Ananda Mystery, Killer Karma.
Check out the fourth Father Ananda Mystery, The Curious Corpse.
“Nick Wilgus’ first novel is great. May Buddha protect Father Ananda and send him many other exciting adventures.”
— LIVRES HEBDO