Children are being snatched from villages, sinister commercial syndicates are fighting over virgin resources, and a seductive vampiric pontianak is on the loose. When native kids start turning up butchered in Singapore, Hawksworth finds himself increasingly isolated as the evidence points to the involvement of the colonial elite.
Singapore Yellow Detective Hawksworth Trilogy Book 2 - Bringing justice to the powerful perpetrators while saving his own skin and uncovering the secrets of his dark past pushes the detective past the brink in this thrilling sequel to Singapore Black.
Singapore Red Detective Hawksworth Trilogy Book 3Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. - Explore the dark underbelly of 19th-century Singapore and Malaya in this hard-boiled historical thriller trilogy, comprising Singapore Black, Singapore Yellow and Singapore Red. Singapore/malaya, 1890s: a cholera epidemic breaks out in Singapore’s congested Chinatown, and Detective Inspector Hawksworth finds himself embroiled in a case that threatens to spill over into regional warfare.
While the immigrant population threatens to riot, someone is smuggling powerful new American weapons into the British colony, and rumors of Chinese undead wandering the night-time streets put even the powerful Chinese clans on edge.
Singapore Black Detective Hawksworth Trilogy Book 1Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. - As chinese gangs verge on open turf war and powerful commercial enterprises vie for control of the economy, a stolen statue that houses an ancient Hindu goddess becomes the object of a pursuit with a mounting body count, and its seems that everyone is suffering from maniacal erotic nightmares. Will hawksworth be able to restore order before the colony is tipped into a bloodbath? Explore the dark underbelly of nineteenthcentury Singapore’s Chinatown and colonial district in this hardboiled historical thriller trilogy, comprising Singapore Black, Singapore Yellow and Singapore Red.
. Singapore/malaya, 1892: when a dead american is found floating in Rochor Canal, Chief Detective Inspector David Hawksworth begins an investigation that quickly leads into a labyrinth of deceit and violence in the polyglot steamcooker of turnofthecentury Singapore.
City Of Shadows An Inspector Danilov Historical Thriller, Book 2HQ Digital - So, when he’s asked to investigate the violent death of a fellow police officer, killed in action, he doesn’t think twice about turning his attention to a different case altogether: the brutal murder of the Lee family, found massacred in their own home. How could the deaths of an ordinary family account for a shooting halfway across the city? And what clues lie with the letter found clasped in the dead girl’s hand? Inspector Danilov’s instincts tell him he’s close.
. But what could have compelled them to open the door to their killer?Inspector Danilov has always taken a unique approach to solving his cases. A family has been found murdered in the heart of 1920s Shanghai. But when the investigation reveals deep corruption at shanghai’s core, Danilov faces a choice: probe further, and expose the evil underbelly of the city? Or shy from duty…and keep the few people he loves safe?Don’t miss the second book in MJ Lee’s brilliant Inspector Danilov series.
Death In Shanghai An Inspector Danilov Historical Thriller, Book 1HQ Digital - And when the first body is followed by another, bloody message, and another, each displaying a new, he has no option but face the truth. He is dealing with the worst kind of criminal; someone determined, twisted…and vengeful. Someone who must be caught…. Whatever the cost. Death in shanghai is the first novel in M J Lee’s Inspector Danilov series, perfect for fans of Philip Kerr.
Seemingly a suicide, a closer inspection reveals a darker motive: the corpse has been weighed down, it’s lower half mutilated…and the Chinese character for ‘justice’ carved into the chest. The moment inspector danilov lays eyes on the dismembered body, he realises that he has an exceptional case on his hands.
Death In Shanghai An Inspector Danilov Historical Thriller, Book 1 - Shanghai, 1928. The body of a blonde is washed up on the Beach of Dead Babies, in the heart of the smog-filled city.
The Killing Time Inspector Danilov Crime Thriller Book 4Canelo - In fractious Shanghai, an explosion is long overdue. But across a shanghai riven with communal tensions, children are going missing. Missing, and then murdered. Perfect for fans of Philip Kerr or Rory Clements. Inspector danilov crime thriller SeriesDeath in ShanghaiCity of ShadowsThe Murder GameThe Killing Time.
As tensions simmer in shanghai, children go missing…Shanghai 1932: Inspector Danilov hasn't recovered from the death of his child. Who is responsible? why have the children's bodies been exhibited for all to see?Just as Danilov thinks the stakes couldn't be higher there is a new dimension, Japan, a rising power flexing its muscles.
The Killing Time Inspector Danilov Crime Thriller Book 4 - With the clock ticking can Danilov and his assistant Strachan solve the case? The fate of Shanghai may be at stake. So is danilov’s job. And his sanity. The latest instalment of the Inspector Danilov mysteries will leave you breathless.
Shadows of Tokyo Reiko Watanabe / Inspector Aizawa Book 1Black Mist Books - Together with his allies in the Imperial Army, Ryusaki plans to overthrow the civilian government and establish a military dictatorship. Torn between honor and duty, reiko and Inspector Aizawa must forge an unlikely alliance in order to stay one step ahead of Ryusaki and a fanatical Army officer. All the while, international finance, they uncover a shadowy conspiracy that reaches into the upper echelons of government, and even around the Imperial Throne itself.
Set during the intersection of the japanese invasion of Manchuria and the Great Depression, Shadows of Tokyo brings the turbulent and dangerous world of prewar Japan to vivid life. Shadows of tokyo is the first book in a noir historical thriller series set in pre-World War II Japan. Tokyo, december 1931as japan expands its empire in China and unemployment ravages the economy, Police Inspector Kenji Aizawa receives an anonymous call about the imminent assassination of a leading statesman.
Shadows of Tokyo Reiko Watanabe / Inspector Aizawa Book 1 - The secret informant is Reiko Watanabe, geisha mistress to the plot’s mastermind. Headstrong and outspoken, masaru ryusaki, reiko prefers a “modern” life to being a geisha and is horrified that her lover, the American-educated descendant of samurai, has become a fascist firebrand.
The Murder Game Inspector Danilov Crime Thriller Book 3Canelo - She has thousands of cuts – and is screaming for Inspector Danilov…Days later, the woman is dead. A woman appears on the streets of Shanghai. Someone is playing with Danilov… someone prepared to kill, just to get their message across. At first, the victims seem unconnected. But with each body bringing a new message for Danilov, he knows this is a riddle especially designed for him.
As more bodies start appearing, the murder game is hair-raising and unputdownable, time is running out to solve the deadly puzzle…Haunted by the past and riven with tension, perfect for fans of Philip Kerr and David Young. Inspector danilov crime thriller SeriesDeath in ShanghaiCity of ShadowsThe Murder GameThe Killing Time.
The Murder Game Inspector Danilov Crime Thriller Book 3 - But another body is left waiting for the Inspector.
Christmas in Nuala The Inspector de Silva Mysteries Book 5- It’s just as well he has his wife Jane to support him in his race both to unmask the villain and save an endangered romance. I love a well-written mystery, and these don't disappoint with their frequent literary allusions, interesting characters, and realistic sets of interpersonal challenges and conflicts….
Now i am hooked and read them as fast as they come out. It took place during a gentler time without all the cruelty and violence that defines far too much of the books we see being published now. The mystery he needs to solve baffles Inspector de Silva. Even if you have never been to sri Lanka these books evoke an interesting period in history and the low-tech state of forensics in the 1930's.
Christmas in Nuala The Inspector de Silva Mysteries Book 5 - Just stunning!” books from dusk till dawnmust read police procedural set in pre-war Sri Lanka/Ceylon“I started reading this series after a quick trip to Sri Lanka. There's always a new thread to be pulled, and all kinds of insights and events result from each pulling. These are absorbing stories, and I hope there will be more of them.
Julie M. Drew. The little town of nuala is full of Christmas good cheer, until a brutal murder overshadows the festivities. There is more than enough violence surrounding us today without having our escape to the land of books filled with it.
Smoke Over Tokyo Reiko Watanabe / Inspector Aizawa Book 2Black Mist Books - As they try and thwart both schemes, charlie chaplin, Reiko and Inspector Aizawa must untangle a web of conspiracies involving the Army Secret Service, opium dens, and assassination, corruption, while all Japan hangs in the balance. Merging historical fact with fiction, Smoke Over Tokyo is the second installment of the Reiko Watanabe/Inspector Aizawa series.
A prominent politician mysteriously commits suicide while dining with Chizuru Okamura, the daughter of a yakuza crime family. Tokyo, may 1932japan is still plagued by economic depression, scandals, and assassinations. Leading the investigation, reiko watanabe, Police Inspector Aizawa tasks his geisha spy, to go undercover into the world of the dreaded Okamura Gang.
Smoke Over Tokyo Reiko Watanabe / Inspector Aizawa Book 2 - Reiko soon finds herself at the center of a power struggle between Chizuru and her brother, Lieutenant Katsuro Okamura, for control of the gang. As they enter the dark underworld of 1932 tokyo, filled with danger and intrigue, Reiko Watanabe and Inspector Aizawa soon find themselves fighting for their lives and the future of their city.
Using bribery and deceit, chizuru is poised to take over the government, while Katsuro seeks to launch a coup d’état and install a military dictatorship.
Passage from Nuala The Inspector de Silva Mysteries Book 6- Inspector de silva and jane embark on a cruise to Egypt to visit the pyramids, excited at the prospect of two weeks of sun, sea and relaxation. With nuala, what can possibly spoil their plans? Then a writer is found dead in his cabin, and de Silva’s duties as a police officer, far behind them, suffocated by newspaper thrust down his throat.
What readers say about this series:Pure Enjoyment“Pure enjoyment to read the unfolding of mysteries with happy outcomes set in exotic Ceylon. As refreshing as a cup of light ceylon tea!” Annmarie WhartonA Breath of Fresh Air“What a delightful change of pace. The 1930s ceylonese setting, and its characters are a delight.
Passage from Nuala The Inspector de Silva Mysteries Book 6 - I can't say enough good things about this series. S. Smithlayers upon layers“i don't remember how, I came upon the Nuala books, exactly, but just an hour ago I finished a binge read of all four of them. Once again, de Silva must swing into action. The inspector de silva Mysteries is a colourful and absorbing series, spiced with humour.
Set in ceylon in the 1930s, it will appeal to fans of traditional and cozy mysteries. They are easy to read, and yet plot-wise, keep you captivated until the end. Even if you have never been to sri Lanka these books evoke an interesting period in history and the low-tech state of forensics in the 1930's.