Five to Try – Multicultural Mysteries

  • Five to Try – Multicultural Mysteries

Bloody Waters

Carolina Garcia-Aguilera

Hired by adoptive parents to find the biological mother of an illegally adopted, terminally ill child, Cuban American private eye Lupe Solano soon finds herself plunged into the heart of a perilous and potentially lethal case.

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Murder on Bamboo Lane

Naomi Hirahara

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.

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Devil in a Blue Dress

Walter Mosley

Easy Rawlins, a tough World War II veteran and detective is hired by a financier and gangster to locate Daphne Monet, a search that leads him from elegant board meetings to the raucous jazz joints of late forties Los Angeles

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China Trade

S. J. Rozan

Chinese American private investigator Lydia Chin tackles a baffling case of deception, murder, and gang war after she is called in to investigate a theft from New York City's Chinatown Museum.

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