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21 Immortals

(2020)
(The first book in the Inspector Mislan series)
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21 Immortals introduces an exciting new voice in international noir—for readers of Jo Nesbø, Keigo Higashino, and John Burdett.

Inspector Mislan Latif's final case after a long night's shift could be his last. Called to a wealthy neighborhood of Kuala Lumpur, he finds a crime scene unlike any he has encountered before: pristine, the victims a family seated at dinner, Mona Lisa smiles fixed to their faces, frozen mid-gesture around the traditional Chinese New Year dish of
yee sang, signifying prosperity, longevity, many good thingsthough it's not that time of year. It makes an eerie, chilling tableau of death, but signifying what? The celebrity of the father, fashion magnate Robert Tham, has already drawn a media throng, and soon the upper echelons of the police have taken an interest, bringing pressure to solve the crime quickly.

But every clue points to another unknown. This isn't the primary scene: where is it? What are the motives of Tham's younger business partner, the attractive Miss Irene? What of his connections to an old-school criminal gang and the triads? With rival units of the police seeking to co-opt and, he suspects, bury the case, Inspector Mislan's investigation takes him to every level of this modern, multi-ethnic, American-pop-culture-influenced society, to where moneyed power and influence demand their say. Maverick, hard-boiled yet tender, a single father raising a young child, Mislan must rely on his team—and the politically savvy woman leading Major Crimes who is his boss—to support, protect him from the corruption above, and help find a way to ensure the course of justice.


Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Razor-sharp and full of the grit and color of the streets of Kuala Lumpur, 21 Immortals is a gripping examination of the link between organized crime and politics. Total edge-of-the-seat stuff." - Tash Aw

"With 21 Immortals, Rozlan Mohd Noor proves that a great character can be found anywhere on the globe. Undaunted and determined, Inspector Mislan Latif is my kind of detective. Harry Bosch would ride shotgun with him anytime." - Michael Connelly

"A compelling and nefarious crime with corruption at its heart. Inspector Mislan is a fierce adversary." - Lauren A Forry

"Rozian Mohd Noor tells the harrowing tale of a tough cop on the streets of Kuala Lumpur who attempts to solve the grotesque murder of an entire family. The suspense winds tighter with each new twist. Inspector Mislan, Noor’s all-too-human hero, is the perfect cop to solve this perfect crime." - Bart Paul

"Rozlan Mohd Noor's 21 Immortals is set in a vividly evoked contemporary Kuala Lumpur and has all the makings of classic detective novel—a tough, engaging detective, a story that grips from the first page, and an ending that is just as intriguing and satisfying as you hoped it would be. Highly recommended." - W C Ryan

"From a macabre murder scene to an unexpected ending, Noor effortlessly leads us through the complexities of a police investigation supercharged with corruption, politics, and unfettered egos. His style puts the reader always at Inspector Mislan’s side, discovering evidence and identifying suspects in the same breath. Nothing is predictable in this atmospheric story set in exotic Malaysia." - Timothy Jay Smith


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Used availability for Rozlan Mohd Noor's 21 Immortals

Hardback Editions

August 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: 21 Immortals: Inspector Mislan and the Yee Sang Murders (1)
Author(s): Rozlan Mohd Noor
ISBN: 1-950691-40-3 / 978-1-950691-40-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Arcade Crimewise
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

August 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: 21 Immortals: Inspector Mislan and the Yee Sang Murders
Author(s): Rozlan Mohd Noor
Publisher: Arcade Crimewise
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


August 2020 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: 21 Immortals: Inspector Mislan and the Yee Sang Murders
Author(s): Rozlan Mohd Noor
Publisher: Arcade Crimewise
Availability: Amazon UK