Mandarin Plaid (Mass Market Paperback)
A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel
St. Martin's Paperbacks, 9780312962838, 288pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 1997
It's a long way from the cramped, dreary sweatshops where Lydia Chin's mother once sewed for the heady world of fashion. But in New York City, worlds collide. And a petite, Chinese-American P.I. can still rub shoulders with the rich, the poor, the beautiful, and the depraved.
Elegant, porcelain-skinned Genna Jing is sure her latest designs are worth a fortune. That's why she is willing to pay the fifty grand being demanded by the person who stole her design book. But when Lydia--backed by her partner Bill Smith--makes the drop, everything goes wrong. Soon a simple case of high-fashion extortion leads Lydia and Bill from Chinatown to Park Avenue, and from murder to more money: a million dollars in exchange for a missing man's life...
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Praise For Mandarin Plaid: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel…
"Rozan ... puts a unique spin on her mysteries.... Rozan, as usual, creates a fully realized Manhattan populated with memorable characters."
--Publishers Weekly "Lydia's ... an appealing heroine."--Kirkus Reviews "The first installment in this series was impressive; subsequent ones just keep getting better and better. Don't miss this one."--Booklist