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Lydia Chin/Bill Smith, Book 12
Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
Series: Lydia Chin/Bill Smith, Book 12
Length: 9 hrs and 49 mins

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Summary

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?

©2019 S. J. Rozan (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • JimS
  • 15-07-19

Well worth the wait!

It's been a while since the last book in the series was written, and I had no idea what to expect. The story succeeded on many levels, including providing a fascinating (albeit shameful) backdrop to the events going on, to creating a tapestry of rich characters and unexpected twists and turns. An excellent read/listen!

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  • Guy Klucevsek
  • 23-09-19

Family Secrets

Terrific book! Wonderful characters, riveting story, and a piece of history I, for one, knew nothing about. Lydia Chin is one of the great fictional Private Investigators. Emily Woo Zeller is an amazing reader and actress—she manages to create a distinct accent and timbre for each character so that you can instantly tell who is speaking no matter the number of characters in a scene. This is my first Audible book and what a great way to start!

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  • The Lance Gifford
  • 01-09-19

Another Well-Crafted Mystery with Top-Notch Narration

The always dependable S. J. Rozan never fails to satisfy. Once again the redoubtable Lydia Chin and her loyal partner, Bill Smith take us on a journey that is by turns cultural, historical, and a fine mystery to boot.

Emily Woo Zeller is nimble and credible and is an especially comforting narrator when voicing Lydia.

Come for the mystery, stay for the history and the emotionally satisfying coda.