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Winter and Night

A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel

S. J. Rozan

Mass Market Paperback

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Paperback (4/1/2003)
Compact Disc (6/1/2005)
Hardcover (2/1/2002)


Private detective Bill Smith is hurtled headlong into the most provocative-and personal-case of his career when he receives a chilling late night telephone call from the NYPD, who are holding his fifteen-year-old nephew Gary. But before he can find out what's going on, Gary escapes Bill's custody and disappears into the dark and unfamiliar streets...

Bill and his partner, Lydia Chin, try to find the missing teen and uncover what it is that has led him so far from home. Their search takes them to Gary's family in a small town in New Jersey, where they discover that one of Gary's classmates was murdered. Bill and Lydia delve into the crime-only to find it eerily similar to a decades-old murder-suicide...

Now, with his nephew's future-and perhaps his very life-at stake, Bill must unravel a long-buried crime and confront the darkness of his own past...

"Winter and Night" is the winner of the 2003 Edgar Award for Best Novel.

Praise For Winter and Night: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel

"Lydia Chin and Bill Smith remain one of the very best private-eye duos in the genre, and this installment of Rozan's highly readable and most entertaining series lives up to the superlatives we have heaped upon its predecessors.... As before, Rozan delivers strong characters, deft plotting, and a hard-driving narrative. We'll say it again: don't miss this one."--Booklist (Starred Review) "Disturbing, suspenseful."--Publishers Weekly "Rozan’s ... masterly take on one of the genre’s classic tropes—the sins of the fathers waiting to bear poisonous fruit for their children—is worthy of that trope’s own spiritual father, Ross Macdonald."--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "With a strong, sure hand, S.J. Rozan tells a hard-hitting tale that rings with authenticity."--RT Book

Minotaur Books, 9780312986681, 400pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2003

About the Author

S. J. Rozan is the author of seven previous novels, most recently "Reflecting the Sky." She has won both the Shamus Award for Best Novel (for Concourse) and the Anthony Award for Best Novel (for No Colder Place) and was an Edgar Award finalist. Rozan is an architect, born and currently living in New York City.