Edition: First printing.
New York: St Martin's, (1994) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first book in the award-winning mystery series featuring Lydia Chin and Bill Smith. "Lydia Chin, a Chinese American private investigator living in New York City's Chinatown. When the Chinatown Museum is robbed of a set of rare porcelains, the chair of the board of directors calls in her friend Lydia, despite the opposition of Lydia's brother, Tim, a board member embarrassed by his sister's occupation (not suitable for a respectable Chinese woman) and afraid that her failure to solve the crime will make him lose face. Working with her sometime partner Bill Smith, Lydia finds a connection between the shadowy underworld of the tongs (Chinese gangs) and the black market in stolen art, which leads in turn to violence and danger--definitely unsuitable surroundings in the eyes of Lydia's family." SIGNED by Rozan on the title page with her Chinese stamp below her signature. 263 pp. ISBN: 0-312112548.
Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.