China Trade (Mass Market)

A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novels #1)

By S. J. Rozan

St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9780312955908, 275pp.

Publication Date: September 15, 1995

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It's a city within a city, of smells, sounds, dark shops, and close-knit families; it's a world all its own. And in all of New York's Chinatown, there is no one like P.I. Lydia Chin, who has a nose for trouble, a disapproving Chinese mother, and a partner named Bill Smith who's been living above a bar for sixteen years.

Hired to find some precious stolen porcelain, Lydia follows a trail of clues from highbrow art dealers into a world of Chinese gangs. Suddenly, this case has become as complex as her community itself--and as deadly as a killer on the loose...

About the Author

S. J. Rozan is author of many critically acclaimed novels which have won most of crime fiction's greatest honors, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero awards. Her books include China Trade and The Shanghai Moon. Born and raised in the Bronx, Rozan now lives in lower Manhattan.

Praise For China Trade: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel (Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novels #1)

“Rozan shows a knack for characterizing Chinatown's denizens, apothecaries, shops and food.” —Publishers Weekly

“Rozan's Chinatown setting has the ring of authenticity, and Lydia is a true original. A very promising start to what shapes up as a top-flight series.” —Booklist