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S J Rozan


USA flag (b.1950)

aka Sam Cabot

SJ Rozan, a native New Yorker, is the author of fifteen novels and five dozen short stories.  Her work has won the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity awards for Best Novel and the Edgar for Best Short Story. She’s also the recipient of the Japanese Maltese Falcon Award and recently received the Life Achievement Award from the Private Eye Writers of America. BRONX NOIR, a short story anthology SJ edited, was chosen NAIBA “Notable Book of the Year.” She also co-edited, with Jonathan Santlofer, the anthology DARK END OF THE STREET.

Genres: Mystery
 
Series
Bill Smith, Lydia Chin
   1. China Trade (1994)
   2. Concourse (1995)
   3. Mandarin Plaid (1996)
   4. No Colder Place (1997)
   5. A Bitter Feast (1998)
   6. Stone Quarry (1999)
     aka Bad Blood
   7. Reflecting the Sky (2001)
     aka Blood Rites
   8. Winter and Night (2002)
     aka Blood Ties
   9. The Shanghai Moon (2009)
     aka Trail of Blood
   10. On the Line (2010)
     aka Out For Blood
   11. Ghost Hero (2011)
   12. Paper Son (2019)
   20. The Art of Violence (2020)
   Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case (2011)
   Heartbreak (2012)
   Body English (2012)
   Prosperity Restaurant (2012)
   Birds of Paradise (2012)
   Double-Crossing Delancey (2013)
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Novels
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Collections
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Novellas
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Series contributed to
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Anthologies edited
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Awards
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (1996) : Concourse
Anthony Awards Best Novel winner (1998) : No Colder Place
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (1998) : No Colder Place
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (2000) : Stone Quarry
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Reflecting the Sky
Edgar Awards Best Novel nominee (2002) : Reflecting the Sky
Shamus Awards Best Novel winner (2002) : Reflecting the Sky
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Winter and Night
Edgar Awards Best Novel winner (2003) : Winter and Night
Macavity Awards Best Novel winner (2003) : Winter and Night
Shamus Awards Best Novel nominee (2003) : Winter and Night
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2010) : The Shanghai Moon
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2010) : The Shanghai Moon
Dilys Awards Best Book winner (2012) : Ghost Hero


S J Rozan recommends
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Easy as One Two Three (1999)
(Flap Tucker, book 3)
Phillip DePoy
"Anytime Phillip DePoy wants to bring back Flap Tucker, I'm ready."
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Burning Moon (2003)
(Wil Hardesty, book 5)
Richard Barre
"Barre is one terrific writer. His characters are alive, his settings so well-drawn you'll swear you've been there. And you'll want to read some of his sentences over and over, just for the sounds of the words."
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Eye for an Eye (2004)
Joel Ross
"A compelling page-turner."
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The Coroner's Lunch (2004)
(Dr. Siri Paiboun, book 1)
Colin Cotterill
"The Coroner's Lunch is marvelous. The setting may be unique in Western fiction, and the characters are unique to themselves. Sweet but not sappy, offbeat but not self-conscious about it, this book doesn't so much pull you in as open a door and let you walk happily through. Fans of Alexander McCall Smith's books will love this one."
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The Devotion of Suspect X (2011)
(Detective Galileo, book 1)
Keigo Higashino
"Japanese crime writers excel at many things: one is the slow tightening of the noose that's at the fast-pounding heart of the police procedural. The Devotion of Suspect X is a terrific book in that tradition and it's about time American readers got a crack at it."
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One Red Bastard (2012)
(Detective Robert Chow)
Ed Lin
"...[my] favorite new writer in years."
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The Frangipani Tree Mystery (2017)
(Crown Colony, book 1)
Ovidia Yu
"A new book by Ovidia Yu is always a treat; a new series is an occasion for rejoicing."
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A Cold Day in Hell (2018)
(Cold Case Investigation, book 1)
Lissa Marie Redmond
"Ex-cop Lissa Redmond has a sure hand with police procedure, which should be no surprise. The joy of A Cold Day in Hell comes from her equally sure hand with storytelling. This is a welcome new voice on the crime scene."
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Dry County (2019)
Jake Hinkson
"Desire, desperation, and despair collide in Jake Hinkson's bleakly imagined and perfectly rendered vision of small-town Arkansas. Religion, respectability, hope for the future--virtue is the flip side of vice and Hinkson drives that truth sharply home."
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Murder in Chianti (2020)
(Tuscan Mystery, book 1)
Camilla Trinchieri
"Engaging characters, a wonderful Tuscan setting, and a tightly plotted mystery. Like a good wine, Nico's story starts out delicious and is sure to reveal even more complexity and nuance over time."
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Tower of Babel (2021)
Michael Sears
"Tower of Babel is so full of New York characters and locations that you'd swear it was written on asphalt. It has no potholes, though, just a fast-moving and, because it involves corrupt politicians and shady real estate developers, completely believable plot. If you live here, you'll love it. If you don't, read it to see what makes us the way we are."

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