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Chinatown Beat (A Detective Jack Yu Investigation Book 1) by [Henry Chang]

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Length: 225 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Praise for Chinatown Beat

"Chang has a cool, measured style that lets in some light . . . on a society that lives by its own rules."
--The New York Times Book Review

"For readers who relish noir suspense, it doesn't get much better than this stunning novel."
--The Boston Globe

"All the expected locales are here--gambling and dance halls, brothels, secret societies--but the author, who grew up in Chinatown, keeps things fresh by inserting Chinese phrases and explicating cultural folkways on nearly every page . . . This is a nasty, terse slice of noir, and Yu is a fellow whose adventures should be worth following."
--Washington Post Book World

"Chinatown Beat is a classic noir, filled with longing, violence, and that uniquely urban melancholy, but it also brings something new to the table, a loving specificity of a people and place, the multicultures of New York's Chinatown, that has rarely if ever been encountered in fiction before. A real discovery."
--Richard Price, author of Lush Life, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"Here's a dark slice of New York's Chinatown that most of us . . . have probably never seen. Henry Chang takes us on an unforgettable guided tour of its lower depths. In a field awash with pallid noir thrillers, this one is the real thing. A genuine winner."
--Herbert H. Lieberman, author of City of the Dead and Shadow Dancers

"A dramatic evocation of the exotic . . . More rewarding than a trip to Chinatown."
--Qiu Xiaolong, author of Death of a Red Herione

"Chang's debut novel is one of this year's most impressive. Here, the object isn't to figure out whodunit . . . The suspense comes from tracking Jack Yu through his investigation, navigating the shifting tides of Chinese turf wars, generational tension, and his own internal struggle with being a 'standup Chinaman' and an effective cop. This is a character well worth knowing."
--January Magazine, Best Crime Fiction of 2006 --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN : B004HYHAWQ
  • Publisher : Soho Crime; Reprint edition (1 November 2007)
  • Language : English
  • File size : 757 KB
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print length : 225 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great book shouldn't be dimissed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A jaded man still trying to do good
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4.0 out of 5 stars Very good police procedural
Reviewed in the United States on 20 November 2010
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3.0 out of 5 stars the most vibrant character was Chinatown itself
Reviewed in the United States on 16 November 2010
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