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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
New Books
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)
   Chin Yong-Yun Takes a Case (2011)
   Heartbreak (2012)
   Body English (2012)
   Prosperity Restaurant (2012)
   Birds of Paradise (2012)
   Double-Crossing Delancey (2013)
   12. Paper Son (2019)
   13. The Art of Violence (2020)
   14. Family Business (2021)
   15. The Mayors of New York (2023)
   Absent Friends (2004)
   In This Rain (2006)
   The Murder of Mr. Ma (2024) (with John Shen Yen Nee)
Anthologies edited
Novellas and Short Stories
   Seeing the Moon (2011)
   Cooking the Hounds (2012)
   Hunting for Doyle (2012)
Series contributed to
Harold Middleton
   1. The Chopin Manuscript (2008) (with others)
Black Cat Weekly
   48. Black Cat Weekly #48 (2022) (with others)
   97. Black Cat Weekly #97 (2023) (with others)
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
A Secret About a Secret (2022)
Peter Spiegelman
"Peter Spiegelman has an extraordinary ability to conjure vivid characters and places with a few perfectly-chosen words. In A Secret About a Secret, he puts that skill to the service of creating a world that is not quite ours (not yet anyway). I couldn't put this book down and was rooting for Myles, its narrator, even while I was a tiny bit horrified at his role in a world that itself is more than a tiny bit horrifying."
This Train (2022)
James Grady
"Writing with the rhythm of a rushing train, James Grady delivers a story you won't see coming, crowded with characters you get to know very well very fast. If ever a book paralleled the experience it depicts, This Train is that book."
Thief of Souls (2021)
City of Ice

(Inspector Lu Fei Mystery, book 1)
Brian Klingborg
"Brian Klingborg's Thief of Souls offers a wonderful view into the life of a rural town in the orbit of one of China's huge but secondary cities. Klingborg truly understands how Chinese bureaucracies work; at the same time he's a wizard at believable characters, compelling situations, and a propulsive plot. I'm already looking forward to the second book in this series."
Tower of Babel (2021)
(Queens Mystery, book 1)
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."
The Ancestor (2020)
Lee Matthew Goldberg
"From the icy opening battle of man vs. wolf, you feel yourself in the hands of a master storyteller and that feeling never lets up."
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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