A Bitter Feast (Lydia Chin and Bill Smith Series #5)

A Bitter Feast (Lydia Chin and Bill Smith Series #5)

by S. J. Rozan

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Joining the company of Sue Grafton, Jonathan Kellerman, and Patricia Cornwell, Shamus Award-winner S.J. Rozan now owns a coveted Anthony Award for Best Novel for her No Colder Place. The Washington Post has called her Bill Smith/Lydia Chin novels...a series to watch for....Booklist deemed Rozan....a major figure in contemporary mystery fiction...Now it's your turn—to discover one of fiction's major voices and to fall in love with a mystery of evocative atmosphere, engaging characters, and exquisite writing.

It's Lydia Chin's turn to go underground as the Chinese-American P.I. investigates a case that strikes at the heart of Chinatown's dangerously shifting power structure. Four restaurant workers, including a union organizer, have disappeared, and the union's lawyer hires Lydia to find them. But when a bomb shatters the Chinese Restaurant Workers' Union headquarters, killing one of the missing men and injuring the lawyer, Lydia is summoned by the prime suspect, one of Chinatown's most powerful men, to continue the search—on his payroll. With backup from her partner Bill Smith, Lydia goes undercover as a dim sum waitress, slinging steamed dumplings while dodging a lethal conflict between the old and the new orders, and searching for the missing waiters and their deadly secret—before someone serves them their last supper

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ISBN-13: 9780312970116
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/15/1999
Series: Lydia Chin and Bill Smith Series , #5
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.72(h) x 0.88(d)
Lexile: 850L (what's this?)

About the Author

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. 

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Bitter Feast (Lydia Chin and Bill Smith Series #5) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
True54Blue on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lydia Chin should have been a gymnast instead of a detective because she is great at leaping to conclusions and having them pan out. I tired of Rozan moving the action along through Chin leaping to the right conclusion about who did what.
tamora on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is another good mystery series. Lydia Chin is a feisty Chinese/American private investigator practicing in New York's Chinatown. Amusing repartee between her and her partner and well-drawn characters contribute to the enjoyment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well written, as are all of Roazan's books!
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