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S. J. Rozan

Autor(a) de China Trade

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Obras de S. J. Rozan

China Trade (1994) 424 cópias
Winter and Night (2002) 338 cópias
The Shanghai Moon (2009) 302 cópias
Absent Friends (2004) 247 cópias
Stone Quarry (1999) 234 cópias
Mandarin Plaid (1996) 231 cópias
No Colder Place (1997) 229 cópias
Concourse (1995) 222 cópias
Reflecting the Sky (2001) 219 cópias
A Bitter Feast (1998) 196 cópias
On the Line (2010) 160 cópias
Ghost Hero (2011) 146 cópias
In this Rain (2006) 123 cópias
Bronx Noir (2003) — Editor; Contribuinte — 103 cópias
Paper Son (2019) 97 cópias
O Sangue do Cordeiro (2013) 97 cópias
The Murder of Mr. Ma (2024) 62 cópias
The Art of Violence (2020) 53 cópias
Family Business (2021) 39 cópias
Skin of the Wolf (2014) 37 cópias
The Mayors of New York (2023) 31 cópias
Crime Hits Home (2022) — Editor; Contribuinte — 23 cópias
New York City Noir: The Five Borough Set (2012) — Editor — 21 cópias
Heartbreak [short story] (1990) 5 cópias
Body English [short story] (2012) 5 cópias
Building and Other Stories (2011) 4 cópias
Greetings of the season 1 exemplar(es)
Childhood [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Murder of Mr Ma 1 exemplar(es)
Hoops [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
Sem título 1 exemplar(es)
The Four Dorothys 1 exemplar(es)
Hothouse [short story] 1 exemplar(es)
The Path [short story] 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Home Improvement: Undead Edition (2011) — Contribuinte — 573 cópias
A Study in Sherlock: Stories Inspired by the Holmes Canon (2011) — Contribuinte — 538 cópias
Watchlist: Two Serial Thrillers in One Killer Book (2010) — Contribuinte — 324 cópias
Inherit the Dead (2013) — Contribuinte — 296 cópias
Christmas at The Mysterious Bookshop (2010) — Contribuinte — 243 cópias
The Chopin Manuscript: A Serial Thriller (2007) — Contribuinte — 235 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 192 cópias
In the Shadow of the Master: Classic Tales by Edgar Allan Poe (2009) — Contribuinte — 175 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 (2008) — Contribuinte — 169 cópias
Two of the Deadliest (2009) — Contribuinte — 157 cópias
Dangerous Women (1998) — Contribuinte — 134 cópias
The Best American Mystery Stories 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 117 cópias
Murder in Vegas: New Crime Tales of Gambling and Desperation (2005) — Contribuinte — 114 cópias
Manhattan Noir (2006) — Contribuinte — 110 cópias
USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series (2013) — Contribuinte — 85 cópias
Deadly Housewives (2006) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Big Book of Female Detectives (2018) — Contribuinte — 82 cópias
A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir (2007) — Contribuinte — 79 cópias
It Occurs to Me That I Am America: New Stories and Art (2018) — Contribuinte — 74 cópias
Anonymous Sex (2022) — Contribuinte — 67 cópias
The Rich and the Dead (2011) — Contribuinte — 64 cópias
Singapore Noir (2014) — Contribuinte — 62 cópias
New Jersey Noir (2011) — Contribuinte — 60 cópias
Deadly Anniversaries (2020) — Contribuinte — 56 cópias
The Mysterious North (2002) — Contribuinte — 45 cópias
Wild Crimes: Stories of Mystery in the Wild (2004) — Contribuinte — 44 cópias
Buffalo Noir (2015) — Contribuinte — 43 cópias
Staten Island Noir (2012) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Murder at the Foul Line (1911) — Contribuinte — 29 cópias
Deadly Allies II (1994) — Contribuinte — 27 cópias
Vengeance Is Hers (1997) — Contribuinte — 26 cópias
Crème de la Crime (2000) — Contribuinte — 24 cópias
Dark City Lights: New York Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
Lethal Ladies (1996) — Contribuinte — 22 cópias
The Fourth Woman Sleuth Anthology (1991) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
Witnesses for the Dead: Stories (2022) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Collectibles (2021) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Mystery Street (2001) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
The Shamus Game (2000) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Hardboiled Brooklyn (2006) — Contribuinte — 16 cópias
Lethal Ladies II (1998) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Damn Near Dead 2: Live Noir or Die Trying (2010) — Contribuinte — 14 cópias
Crime After Crime (1998) — Contribuinte — 13 cópias
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Contribuinte — 10 cópias
Shattering Glass: A Nasty Woman Press Anthology (2020) — Contribuinte — 8 cópias
Crimespree Magazine #1 and 2 (2011) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Scoundrels: Tales of Greed, Murder and Financial Crimes (2012) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Vrouwen onder hoogspanning (1995) 2 cópias
RIDE 2: More Short Fiction About Bicycles (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Mid-December 1994 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
The Green Hornet: Still at Large (2012) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Protectors 2: Heroes (2015) — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)
Crimespree Magazine #50 — Contribuinte — 1 exemplar(es)


Conhecimento Comum



The publisher’s blurb for The Murder of Mr. Ma by John Shen Yen Nee and SJ Rozan recommends it for fans of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes and I can’t disagree. But I would go further and recommend it for fans of Sherlock Holmes regardless of print, film, or audio or, well, really anyone who enjoys well-written and entertaining historical mysteries.

Set in 1924 London, someone is killing Chinese nationals and academic Lau She plays Watson to Judge Dee Ren Jie’s Holmes complete with amazing action moves, disguises, and a bit of a drug problem as they search for the killer. This is the first in a series and it is one rollicking tale of derring-do. The main characters are well-rounded and make for a very likeable duo. As to the mystery, it is complex and kept me guessing right to the big reveal at the end. And for us history buffs, there is some real history mixed in with the fiction. Definitely a fun beginning to the new series and I look forward to future adventures of Lao and Dee. I received an audioversion of this book from Netgalley and RB Media narrated by Daniel York Loh who does an amazing job especially with all the different London accents.… (mais)
lostinalibrary | outras 2 resenhas | Apr 22, 2024 |
I've been reading this series for awhile-- Bill and Lydia make a really good team, with different approaches and trust in each other. Keep them coming Ms Rozan!
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ehousewright | outras 3 resenhas | Feb 13, 2024 |
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.
New York's first female mayor has a problem. A few months after taking office, her fifteen-year-old son has run away. It's not the first time, but it's the first time since she's been elected. She's in the middle of high-stakes negotiations with a police union, so Mayor McCann doesn't feel like she can turn to them without taking some PR hits/weakening in the negotiations.

So, she has her aide hire Bill Smith (who brings along Lydia, of course). It's not easy tracking down one of the most recognizable teens in the city without letting anyone know you're doing that—and it almost seems like the "without letting anyone know" part might overrule the "finding the teen" part of the job.

Now, Lydia's trying to decide if she takes on a case of her own at the same time. Readers know long before they do that these cases will end up intertwined—otherwise, why would Rozan bring it up? And once Bill and Lydia cotton on to that, a hunt for a runaway takes on a whole new layer. Possibly several layers.

Nah, I'm not going to talk about Bill and Lydia today—I honestly don't know if I have anything else to say about them outside how they're probably my favorite partnership in Crime Fiction (Robin/Cormoran—learn from these two. They trust each other and communicate frankly. Your lives will be the better for it, and the books will be shorter, too. Everyone wins.).

I want to talk about Mark McCann a little bit. At first, he's just the target. He's little more than a MacGuffin to get the plot moving. Then we start to learn a little about him and he becomes an actual character—one I want to learn more about. Then we get to meet him, and I like him a lot. And then Mark goes ahead and does some clever and stupid (read: dangerous) things and I want to see more of him.

The wanting to see more of him goes for everyone who's alive and not under indictment of some sort at the end of the book—the McCann's household staff, the people who help Mark along the way (and then help Bill and Lydia), and so on. I know it's not really Rozan's style, but if we could run across them in future books for a chapter or so just to spend more time with them, I'd really enjoy that. These all have a little more life to them than your typical witnesses, bystanders, and so on in PI Fiction. I particularly appreciated the way they all want some sort of Mayoral favor shown to their neighborhoods/communities and the way that Lydia takes notes to pass them along. A very nice—and real—note.

I feel like I should spend a few paragraphs on the most interesting character in this novel—Aubrey "Bree" Hamilton, the mayor's aide who hires Bill to look for Mark. She and Bill dated years ago, and it's clear from Bill's First-Person Narration that the chip on his shoulder regarding this particular cheating %#&@ has is still pretty deep, no matter what degree of happiness he's found elsewhere. It's not just the way she cheated on him—Bill has no sympathy for her former PR clients (lawyers, largely) or the politicians she now works for, assuming everything they do or say is calculated for their benefit. He trusts Bree less than her bosses—and we see that throughout—but something about a 15-year-old boy who keeps running away from home speaks to Bill, so he has to investigate.

I got off target there, but I thought I'd explain Bill taking the case when he can't stand anyone involved. Bree is a perfectly designed character—the reader can see how she's good at her job, calculating, smart, and generally three steps ahead of anyone (aside from our protagonists occasionally). It's impossible to tell how much she believes a lot of what she says, or if she's saying it out of duty. And then there's what she says to yank Bill's chain a little bit. Bill (and therefore his narration) is so jaded against her that it's hard for us to know how much of our negative reaction to her is justified and how much it is seeing her through Bill's eyes. A great move by Rozan.

The pace is fast without being breakneck. The dialogue is sharp and witty. Bill's narration has never been more hard-boiled (his contempt for the client/client's intermediary helps). The characters jump off the page. It's what you want in a PI novel.

Early on, I had inklings about what was behind everything (and I'm pretty sure Rozan intended readers to). As the plot moved forward and we received more and more confirmation about those inklings, it made me uncomfortable and a little queasy. Why couldn't I have been wrong? Why couldn't these have been red herrings? Thanks to some skillful storytelling you don't get bogged down in the wrongness of everything that's afoot—it's there and it colors everything, but your focus becomes on the characters dealing with it all, the reveals to other characters and the nail-biting way this story is resolved.

Yes, I think Rozan could've just as easily and skillfully let the characters and readers wallow in the muck of the crimes behind everything—but it would've changed the tenor of the book so much that the early chapters would feel out of place, and we probably wouldn't have found some resolution that's as satisfying.

Also, just because some things weren't red herrings, don't think that Rozan doesn't toss enough of them at the reader to keep you wondering.

Rozan has been on a hot streak since Paper Son, and The Mayors of New York shows no signs of her slowing down anytime soon. And I am more than okay with that. If you've never indulged in this series before—this would work as a jumping-on point. Almost any of them would, really. The trick is to jump on somewhere for some of the best that PI fiction has to offer. A touch of the classic American PI added to a hefty helping of the 21st century. The Mayors of New York is one I heartily recommend to all.
… (mais)
hcnewton | outras 3 resenhas | Jan 11, 2024 |
It took me a little while to engage with this one, but the wait was worth it. Bill (narrating) and Lydia agree to locate the missing teenage son of NYC's mayor. During their investigation, we meet several other characters whose leadership positions entitle them to claim similar titles. The pursuit ends up intersecting with other cases and taking some surprising twists and turns, which were fun to follow. My only complaint was that we didn't get to hear from Mrs. Chin.
Jim53 | outras 3 resenhas | Dec 26, 2023 |



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