Review of “China Trade” by S.J. Rozan
“China Trade” is set in New York’s Chinatown.
Lydia Chin, a Chinese American detective, has been hired by the Chinatown Museum to quietly find some precious stolen porcelain.
With her sometime partner, Bill Smith, Lydia follows a trail of clues that send her from high-end art dealers into the world of Chinese gangs.
The case becomes even more complex when the case takes them outside of Chinatown and a killer is set on the loose.
Mysteries have had other Chinese detectives but this mystery novel is the first to feature a Chinese American female detective.
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”
S. J. Rozan is the author of many critically acclaimed novels and has won most of crime fiction’s greatest honors, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero Awards. She lives in New York.
— Carol Briggs