Christopher G. Moore: Minor Wife (Thailand 2004)
From the Publisher:
A contemporary murder mystery set in Bangkok -- a neighbor and friend, a young ex-hooker turned artist, is found dead by an American millionaire's minor wife. Her rich expat husband hires Calvino to investigate. While searching for the killer in exclusive clubs and not so exclusive bars of Bangkok, Calvino discovers that a minor wife -- mia noi -- has everything to do with a woman's status. From illegal cock fighting matches to swank Bangkok golf clubs, Calvino finds himself caught in the crossfire as he closes in on the murderer.
Christopher G. Moore: Minor Wife. A Novel. Heaven Lake Press, ISBN: 9749212657, 280 p., $13.95.