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Murder In Chinatown

In Chinatown to deliver a baby, Sarah Brandt meets a group of women she might otherwise never have come across: Irish girls who, after alighting on Ellis Island alone, have married Chinese men in the same predicament.

Author : Victoria Thompson

Release : 2007-06-05

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 9781101207314

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In Chinatown to deliver a baby, Sarah Brandt meets a group of women she might otherwise never have come across: Irish girls who, after alighting on Ellis Island alone, have married Chinese men in the same predicament. But with bigotry in New York from every side, their mixed-race children are often treated badly, by the Irish, the Chinese—even the police. When the new mother’s half-Chinese, half-Irish, 15-year-old niece goes missing, Sarah knows that alerting the constables would prove futile. So she turns to Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy—and together they begin the search themselves. And after they find her, dead in an alley, Sarah and Malloy have ample suspects—from both sides of Canal Street.

Murder in Chinatown

When Peyton and Marco are pulled off the most significant case of their careers, they struggle to find their equilibrium.

Author : M. L. Hamilton

Release : 2013-07-19

Publisher : CreateSpace

ISBN : 9781491043479

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When Peyton and Marco are pulled off the most significant case of their careers, they struggle to find their equilibrium. Marco's growing distance brings out Peyton's worst insecurities, and while everyone around her seems to be moving forward in their lives, she feels stuck.Assigned to investigate the murder of a reality star's boyfriend, Peyton questions whether her absolute dedication to her job is worth it. Then again, when she looks into the future, she doesn't see much more – except long nights filled with loneliness.

Organizing Crime in Chinatown

Lung Kin: aka Long Kin and Loang Kin. It could not be determined if Charlie Lee
was or was not the same man shot by Chin Sam on 3 September ¡899. 64. “
Murder in Chinatown,” New York Daily Tribune (13 August 1900); “Chinaman
Killed in ...

Author : Jeffrey Scott McIllwain

Release : 2014-10-01

Publisher : McFarland

ISBN : 9780786481279

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More than a century ago, organized criminals were intrinsically involved with the political, social, and economic life of the Chinese American community. In the face of virulent racism and substantial linguistic and cultural differences, they also integrated themselves successfully into the extensive underworlds and corrupt urban politics of the Progressive Era United States. The process of organizing crime in Chinese American communities can be attributed in part to the larger politics that created opportunities for professional criminals. For example, the illegal traffic in women, laborers, and opium was an unintended consequence of "yellow peril" laws meant to provide social control over Chinese Americans. Despite this hostile climate, Chinese professional criminals were able to form extensive multiethnic social networks and purchase protection and some semblance of entrepreneurial equality from corrupt politicians, police officers, and bureaucrats. While other Chinese Americans worked diligently to remove racist laws and regulations, Chinatown gangsters saw opportunity for profit and power at the expense of their own community. Academics, the media, and the government have claimed that Chinese organized crime is a new and emerging threat to the United States. Focusing on events and personalities, and drawing on intensive archival research in newspapers, police and court documents, district attorney papers, and municipal reports, as well as from contemporary histories and sociological treatments, this study tests that claim against the historical record.

Bullets Before Dawn-Murder in Chinatown

It's the year 1949.

Author : Fred Berri

Release : 2020-04-08

Publisher : Frederic Dalberri

ISBN : 9781734784732

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It's the year 1949. The war is over. NYC Detective Johnny Vero has been promoted to Lieutenant, . Griff, a Ex ship captain, now smuggles opium and Chinese women into New York's Chinatown. Murders are mounting as suspicions rise. In steps the FBI.

The Chinatown Trunk Mystery

New Yorkers condemned the work of Chinese missions and eagerly participated in the massive national and international manhunt to locate the vanished Leon Ling.

Author : Mary Ting Yi Lui

Release : 2020-08-04

Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN : 0691216282

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In the summer of 1909, the gruesome murder of nineteen-year-old Elsie Sigel sent shock waves through New York City and the nation at large. The young woman's strangled corpse was discovered inside a trunk in the midtown Manhattan apartment of her reputed former Sunday school student and lover, a Chinese man named Leon Ling. Through the lens of this unsolved murder, Mary Ting Yi Lui offers a fascinating snapshot of social and sexual relations between Chinese and non-Chinese populations in turn-of-the-century New York City. Sigel's murder was more than a notorious crime, Lui contends. It was a clear signal that attempts to maintain geographical and social boundaries between the city's Chinese male and white female populations had failed. When police discovered Sigel and Leon Ling's love letters, giving rise to the theory that Leon Ling killed his lover in a fit of jealous rage, this idea became even more embedded in the public consciousness. New Yorkers condemned the work of Chinese missions and eagerly participated in the massive national and international manhunt to locate the vanished Leon Ling. Lui explores how the narratives of racial and sexual danger that arose from the Sigel murder revealed widespread concerns about interracial social and sexual mixing during the era. She also examines how they provoked far-reaching skepticism about regulatory efforts to limit the social and physical mobility of Chinese immigrants and white working-class and middle-class women. Through her thorough re-examination of this notorious murder, Lui reveals in unprecedented detail how contemporary politics of race, gender, and sexuality shaped public responses to the presence of Chinese immigrants during the Chinese exclusion era.

The Mayor of Dupont Street

The Mayor of Dupont Street is set in 1901 San Francisco and opens with the discovery of a grave on Market Street filled with dead Chinese men in what looks like a ceremonial ritual.Twelve-year-old Amanda, whose father is Chief of Detectives ...

Author : Connie Dial

Release : 2011-06-30

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ISBN : 9780983654810

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The Mayor of Dupont Street is set in 1901 San Francisco and opens with the discovery of a grave on Market Street filled with dead Chinese men in what looks like a ceremonial ritual.Twelve-year-old Amanda, whose father is Chief of Detectives at the Battery Street police station, is fascinated by crime and criminals. She skips school with her little brother Peter to view the grave and begins an adventure that leads to the disappearance of Peter and a fascinating journey through Chinatown not only to find her brother but to solve the mystery of the dead Chinese men. In the process, she discovers a shocking connection between her family and the dead men and befriends a Chinese boy whose strange sister holds the answer to Peter's fate.

Tong Wars

Tong Wars is historical true crime set against the perfect landscape: Tammany-era New York City. Representatives of rival tongs (secret societies) corner the various markets of sin using admirably creative strategies.

Author : Scott D. Seligman

Release : 2016-07-12

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 039956229X

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A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium in a "wild ramble around Chinatown in its darkest days." (The New Yorker) Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not house-to-house searches or throwing Chinese offenders into prison. Not even executing them. The New York DA was running out of ideas and more people were dying every day as the weapons of choice evolved from hatchets and meat cleavers to pistols, automatic weapons, and even bombs. Welcome to New York City’s Chinatown in 1925. The Chinese in turn-of-the-last-century New York were mostly immigrant peasants and shopkeepers who worked as laundrymen, cigar makers, and domestics. They gravitated to lower Manhattan and lived as Chinese an existence as possible, their few diversions—gambling, opium, and prostitution—available but, sadly, illegal. It didn’t take long before one resourceful merchant saw a golden opportunity to feather his nest by positioning himself squarely between the vice dens and the police charged with shutting them down. Tong Wars is historical true crime set against the perfect landscape: Tammany-era New York City. Representatives of rival tongs (secret societies) corner the various markets of sin using admirably creative strategies. The city government was already corrupt from top to bottom, so once one tong began taxing the gambling dens and paying off the authorities, a rival, jealously eyeing its lucrative franchise, co-opted a local reformist group to help eliminate it. Pretty soon Chinese were slaughtering one another in the streets, inaugurating a succession of wars that raged for the next thirty years. Scott D. Seligman’s account roars through three decades of turmoil, with characters ranging from gangsters and drug lords to reformers and do-gooders to judges, prosecutors, cops, and pols of every stripe and color. A true story set in Prohibition-era Manhattan a generation after Gangs of New York, but fought on the very same turf. From the Hardcover edition.

Bullets Before Dawn: Murder in Chinatown

The F.B.I. steps in to create a sting for the capture of mob boss Alvise LaPoshio.Suspects are brought to justice with the exception of smuggler Griff and M.E. assistant, Carol Lynne that evade arrest, leaving a setting for a third novel in ...

Author : Fred Berri

Release : 2019-01-16

Publisher : La Maison Publishing, Incorporated

ISBN : 9781970153026

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It's the year 1949. The war is over. NYC Detective Johnny Vero has been promoted to Lieutenant partly as a result for capturing the serial killer, Jean-Paul Vincent in France the previous year with the help of Interpol. (Taken from the first novel in this series: Ten Cents a Dance.) Griff, a one-time freight ship captain now smuggles opium and Chinese women for prostitution into New York's Chinatown. Chinatown's boss, Mo China, is only allowed to keep his operation flowing from Griff's deliveries by the say-so of a crime boss, Alvise LaPoshio. Molly Penett, the first woman to be elected NYC's District Attorney, works with Detective Vero and forms an erotic relationship. Murders are mounting quickly as suspicions include the Chinatown factions, undercover detectives, and the Medical Examiner's office. In steps the FBI.

Murder in Little Italy


Author : Victoria Thompson

Release : 2007-06-05

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 9781101206010

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As a midwife working in the tenements of turn-of-the-century New York, Sarah Brandt has witnessed joy and misery, birth and death. Now Sarah suffers the heartbreak of losing a patient-but not from natural causes.

The Bradys and the "Highbinders;" Or, The Hot Case in Chinatown

"There is logic in that," said Harry, "but I hardly think there was much danger of
your getting killed, Mr. Ling. I don't believe ... A heavy reward was posted on all
the boards of Chinatown. There was ... The murder of Chang Wu must be

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Release : 1902

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The Chinatown War

and twelve more for lesser crimes, including rioting, assault with deadly weapons
, and assault to commit murder. In addition, it indicted eight Chinese for murder or
assault to commit murder in connection with the deaths of tong fighter Ah Choy ...

Author : Scott Zesch

Release : 2012-06-29

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0199942692

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In October 1871, a simmering, small-scale turf war involving three Chinese gangs exploded into a riot that engulfed the small but growing town of Los Angeles. A large mob of white Angelenos, spurred by racial resentment, rampaged through the city and lynched some 18 people before order was restored. In The Chinatown War, Scott Zesch offers a compelling account of this little-known event, which ranks among the worst hate crimes in American history. The story begins in the 1850s, when the first wave of Chinese immigrants arrived in Los Angeles in the wake of the 1849 California gold rush. Upon arrival, these immigrants usually took up low-wage jobs, settled in the slum neighborhood of the Calle de los Negros, and joined one of a number of Chinese community associations. Though such associations provided job placement and other services to their members, they were also involved in extortion and illicit businesses, including prostitution. In 1870 the largest of these, the See-Yup Company, imploded in an acrimonious division. The violent succession battle that ensued, as well as the highly publicized torture of Chinese prostitute Sing-Ye, eventually provided the spark for the racially motivated riot that ripped through L.A. Zesch vividly evokes the figures and events in the See-Yup dispute, deftly situates the riot within its historical and political context, and illuminates the workings of the early Chinese-American community in Los Angeles, while simultaneously exploring issues that continue to trouble Americans today. Engaging and deeply researched, The Chinatown War above all delivers a riveting story of a dominant American city and the darker side of its early days that offers powerful insights for our own time.

Grab a Snake by the Tail

Mario Conde investigates a murder in Havana's Chinatown. A Santeria killing or just a sordid settling of accounts between drug dealers?

Author : Leonardo Padura

Release : 2019-05-16

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ISBN : 9781912242177

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Mario Conde investigates a murder in Havana's Chinatown. A Santeria killing or just a sordid settling of accounts between drug dealers?

Plague, Fear, and Politics in San Francisco's Chinatown

of the “highbinder” label to designate not only tong members but all individuals
committing criminal acts, including blackmail, gambling, pimping, and murder.
Among the illegitimate enterprises supported by the tongs in Chinatown was
opium ...

Author : Guenter B. Risse

Release : 2012-03-14

Publisher : JHU Press

ISBN : 9781421405100

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When health officials in San Francisco discovered bubonic plague in their city’s Chinatown in 1900, they responded with intrusive, controlling, and arbitrary measures that touched off a sociocultural conflict still relevant today. Guenter B. Risse’s history of an epidemic is the first to incorporate the voices of those living in Chinatown at the time, including the desperately ill Wong Chut King, believed to be the first person infected. Lasting until 1904, the plague in San Francisco's Chinatown reignited racial prejudices, renewed efforts to remove the Chinese from their district, and created new tensions among local, state, and federal public health officials quarreling over the presence of the deadly disease. Risse's rich, nuanced narrative of the event draws from a variety of sources, including Chinese-language reports and accounts. He addresses the ecology of Chinatown, the approaches taken by Chinese and Western medical practitioners, and the effects of quarantine plans on Chinatown and its residents. Risse explains how plague threatened California’s agricultural economy and San Francisco’s leading commercial role with Asia, discusses why it brought on a wave of fear mongering that drove perceptions and intervention efforts, and describes how Chinese residents organized and successfully opposed government quarantines and evacuation plans in federal court. By probing public health interventions in the setting of one of the most visible ethnic communities in United States history, Plague, Fear, and Politics in San Francisco’s Chinatown offers insight into the clash of Eastern and Western cultures in a time of medical emergency.

The Bradys and Hi-Lo-Jak; Or, Dark Deeds in Chinatown

We know you now!" Then the detective discovered just what sort of a fellow Hi Lo
was. The Chinaman's urbane and innocent demeanor changed. He was a fury.
Over his table he sprung with knife in hand. Murder was in his face. "Killee, killee!

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Release : 1903

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The Burning of Santa Ana's Chinatown and the Murder of Anaheim's Mock Law Fat

FEASTS FOR MOCK FAT The Anaheim Gazette on July 7 , 1907 proclaimed that
since the death of Mock Fat a series of feasts have been held in Chinatown to
celebrate his death , it being said that his murder meets with approval of the
entire ...

Author : Stephen Gould

Release : 1995

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New York's Chinatown

He was convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to ten years '
imprisonment . In 1863 he was pardoned , through the influence of his Christian
friends . He returned to his old life a trifle shabbier and more careless , but in
most ...

Author : Louis Joseph Beck

Release : 1898

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Murder Casts a Shadow

“You don't suppose there's any remote chance that there could be a connection
between her attack and the murder, do you?” He tried to sound offhanded and
casual. “No way in hell,” Todd said. “Chinatown has some rough customers ...

Author : Victoria Nalani Kneubuhl

Release : 2008-06-06

Publisher : University of Hawaii Press

ISBN : 0824863682

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New Year’s Eve, 1934. While Honolulu celebrates with champagne and fireworks, someone is making away with the Bishop Museum’s portrait of King Kalakaua and its curator. A series of brutal murders follows, and an unlikely pair, newspaper reporter Mina Beckwith and visiting playwright Ned Manusia, find themselves investigating a twisted trail of clues in an attempt to recover the painting and uncover the killer. Honolulu in the 1930s is a unique (and volatile) mix of the provincial and the urban, East and West, islander and mainlander. Mina and Ned, both of Polynesian descent, confront the complexities and contradictions of Island life as their investigation takes them into the heart of Honolulu society and close-knit local families, whose intricate histories and relationships will have a direct impact on future lives and events. A lively cast of characters aids Mina and Ned in their search for answers: Cecily Chang, an antiques and explosives expert, steers them through Chinatown’s back alleys; Hinano Kahana, a hula chanter and dancer, brings Ned closer to solving an ancient riddle; Mina’s grandmother, Hannah, helps them unlock a secret from the past. Prewar Honolulu comes to life in this thoroughly entertaining mystery that evokes a colorful bygone era. The Mina Beckwith and Ned Manusia series continues with Murder Leaves Its Mark, available September 2011.

Meet Me For Murder

Close to lunchtime, I looked up from my desk and could hear several prosecutors
in the hallway trying to decide where to eat—Phillippe's, originator of the French
dip sandwich, Chinatown's Jung Chow, or Mexican food on historic Olvera ...

Author : Don Lasseter

Release : 2008-04-01

Publisher : Pinnacle Books

ISBN : 0786038543

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Hopeful beauty Kristi Johnson, 21, thought she was auditioning to model for a James Bond promotion. Following the directions of the man who approached her in a shopping mall, she drove to a mansion in the Hollywood Hills with a black mini-skirt and stiletto heels. Weeks later, Kristi's body was finally photographed - by the county coroner. Her partially clad body had been found on a slope off Skyline Drive. Not one iota of forensic evidence was recovered. All investigators had was another Hollywood dream gone nightmare. But what seemed like a dead end soon found its lucky break. Responding to news reports about Kristi's murder, calls from women came pouring in - all of them victims of bogus modelling gigs. One composite sketch later, Victor Paleologus, 40, already on parole for sexual assault, was taken in custody. Halfway through his sensational trial, Paleologus stunned everyone by entering a guilty plea and was sentenced to 25 years to life.


... Special Agent Lucian Glass. She'd gone up against a person of interest in four
potential murders, and she'd gleaned . . . nothing. ... When dealing with an
extremely troubling murder in Chinatown, dim sum was the way to go. But if John
Wen ...

Author : Lee Child

Release : 2014-06-03

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN : 1476762082

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A New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller! Edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and including stories by Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and more, this one-of-a-kind anthology pulls together the most beloved characters from the best and most popular thriller series today. Worlds collide! In an unprecedented collaboration, twenty-three of the world’s bestselling and critically acclaimed thriller writers have paired their series characters—such as Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher, and Lincoln Rhyme—in an eleven-story anthology curated by the International Thriller Writers (ITW). All of the contributors to FaceOff are ITW members and the stories feature these dynamic duos: · Patrick Kenzie vs. Harry Bosch in “Red Eye,” by Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly · John Rebus vs. Roy Grace in “In the Nick of Time,” by Ian Rankin and Peter James · Slappy the Ventriloquist Dummy vs. Aloysius Pendergast in “Gaslighted,” by R.L. Stine, Douglas Preston, and Lincoln Child · Malachai Samuels vs. D.D. Warren in “The Laughing Buddha,” by M.J. Rose and Lisa Gardner · Paul Madriani vs. Alexandra Cooper in “Surfing the Panther,” by Steve Martini and Linda Fairstein · Lincoln Rhyme vs. Lucas Davenport in “Rhymes With Prey,” by Jeffery Deaver and John Sandford · Michael Quinn vs. Repairman Jack in “Infernal Night,” by Heather Graham and F. Paul Wilson · Sean Reilly vs. Glen Garber in “Pit Stop,” by Raymond Khoury and Linwood Barclay · Wyatt Hunt vs. Joe Trona in “Silent Hunt,” by John Lescroart and T. Jefferson Parker · Cotton Malone vs. Gray Pierce in “The Devil’s Bones,” by Steve Berry and James Rollins · Jack Reacher vs. Nick Heller in “Good and Valuable Consideration,” by Lee Child and Joseph Finder So sit back and prepare for a rollicking ride as your favorite characters go head-to-head with some worthy opponents in FaceOff—it’s a thrill-a-minute read.

Murder on Bamboo Lane

I wonder aboutthe exboyfriend, TuanLe, whose exhibition was right there where
her body was found, in Chinatown. I know I should tell Cortez aboutSusana, but I
have made some promises to her. Maybe after I get to know him better, I'llfigure ...

Author : Naomi Hirahara

Release : 2014-04-01

Publisher : Penguin

ISBN : 1101609451

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Trouble awaits rookie LAPD Officer Ellie Rush as she patrols the mean streets of Los Angeles on her bicycle… Bike cop Ellie Rush dreams of becoming a homicide detective, but it’s still a shock when the first dead body she encounters on the job is that of a former college classmate. At the behest of her Aunt Cheryl, the highest-ranking Asian-American officer in the LAPD (a source of pride for Ellie’s grandmother, but annoyance to her mom), Ellie becomes tangled in the investigation of the coed’s murder—with equal parts help and hindrance from her nosy best friend, her over-involved ex-boyfriend, a smoldering detective, and seemingly everyone else in her extended family…only to uncover secrets that a killer may go to any lengths to ensure stay hidden.