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An excellent P.I. novel featuring Lydia Chin and her partner Bill Smith.

Usually this series takes place in NYC’s Chinatown but Lydia’s mother smothers Lydia with a familial guilt trip that takes her and Bill to Mississippi to help a relative in trouble, a relative from a side of the family she never knew existed.

Beltie Mystery Prize Winner 2019

— Pete


The latest Lydia Chin/Bill Smith mystery takes the acclaimed detective duo into the Deep South to investigate a murder within the Chinese community.

The Most Southern Place on Earth: that's what they call the Mississippi Delta. It's not a place Lydia Chin, an American-born Chinese private detective from Chinatown, New York City, ever thought she'd have reason to go. But when her mother tells her a cousin Lydia didn't know she had is in jail in Clarksdale, Mississippi―and that Lydia has to rush down south and get him out―Lydia finds herself rolling down Highway 61 with Bill Smith, her partner, behind the wheel.

From the river levees to the refinement of Oxford, from old cotton gins to new computer scams, Lydia soon finds that nothing in Mississippi is as she expected it to be, including her cousin's legal troubles―or possibly even his innocence. Can she uncover the truth in a place more foreign to her than any she's ever seen?

Product Details
ISBN: 9781982676698
ISBN-10: 1982676698
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2019
Language: English