The nightlife and characters of places such as Soi Cowboy (pictured), a street in Bangkok’s red light district, has given expat crime writers inspiration for their colourful stories. Photo: Getty Images The nightlife and characters of places such as Soi Cowboy (pictured), a street in Bangkok’s red light district, has given expat crime writers inspiration for their colourful stories. Photo: Getty Images
The nightlife and characters of places such as Soi Cowboy (pictured), a street in Bangkok’s red light district, has given expat crime writers inspiration for their colourful stories. Photo: Getty Images

For crime writers, Bangkok’s red-light districts and sordid underbelly are gold – no wonder so many fictional detectives pound its streets and back alleys

  • Bangkok is the hunting ground of numerous fictional private detectives, who investigate murky cases of greed, murder and deception in the Thai capital
  • The city is a haven for expat crime writers, who use its colourful characters – bar girls, ladyboys, drug dealers and hustlers – in their gritty stories

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The nightlife and characters of places such as Soi Cowboy (pictured), a street in Bangkok’s red light district, has given expat crime writers inspiration for their colourful stories. Photo: Getty Images The nightlife and characters of places such as Soi Cowboy (pictured), a street in Bangkok’s red light district, has given expat crime writers inspiration for their colourful stories. Photo: Getty Images
The nightlife and characters of places such as Soi Cowboy (pictured), a street in Bangkok’s red light district, has given expat crime writers inspiration for their colourful stories. Photo: Getty Images
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