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Chinatown Beat

(2006)
(The first book in the Detective Jack Yu series)
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Detective Jack Yu grew up in Chinatown. Some of his friends are criminals now; some are dead. Jack has just been transferred to his old neighborhood, where 99 percent of the cops are white. Unlike the others, confused by the residents who speak another language even when they're speaking English, Jack knows what's going on.

He is confronted with a serial rapist who preys on young Chinese girls. Then Uncle Four, an elderly and respected leader of the charitable Hip Ching Society and member of the Hong Kong-based Red Circle Triad, is gunned down. Jack learns that benevolent Uncle Four had a gorgeous young mistress imported from Hong Kong. And she is missing.

To solve these crimes, Jack turns to an elderly fortune teller, an old friend of his, in addition to employing modern police methods. This debut mystery power-fully conveys the sights, sounds, and smells of Chinatown, as well as the attitudes of its inhabitants.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"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 Lieberman

"A dramatic evocation of the exotic. . . . More rewarding than a trip to Chinatown." - Qiu Xiaolong


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Used availability for Henry Chang's Chinatown Beat

Hardback Editions

November 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chinatown Beat (Detective Jack Yu)
Author(s): Henry Chang
ISBN: 1-56947-437-0 / 978-1-56947-437-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

February 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chinatown Beat (A Detective Jack Yu Investigation)
Author(s): Henry Chang
ISBN: 1-61695-717-4 / 978-1-61695-717-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chinatown Beat (A Detective Jack Yu Investigation)
Author(s): Henry Chang
ISBN: 1-56947-478-8 / 978-1-56947-478-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chinatown Beat (A Detective Jack Yu Investigation)
Author(s): Henry Chang
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA