Title: Yellowthread Street
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
Publication Date: 1975
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
New York. 1975. Holt Rinehart & Winston. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 122 pages. hardcover. 0030168368. keywords: Mystery Hong Kong Asia. inventory # 5546. FROM THE PUBLISHER - The Hong Bay district of Hong Kong is seediness writ large, a spectacularly chaotic warren of cut-rate brothels and betting shops and other less wholesome enterprises. Keeping the peace - sort of - are the cops of the Yellowthread Street Station, under the jaundiced eye of Detective Chief Inspector Harry Feiffer. They're an intrepid (if foul-mouthed) bunch, but even their formidable skills are taxed by the Bay's latest series of little mishaps, which begins with a fellow near the fishmarket chopping up his wife with an axe. Meanwhile, notorious madam Hot Time Alice Ping and her leg-breaker, Osaka the Disemboweler, are plotting revenge on the Mongolian, a giggling, freelance extortionist whose glee at hacking off fingers and other non-essential bits is terrifying the neighborhood shopkeepers. It all adds up to a breathless night, culminating in a frenzied three-way battle against Hong Kong's neon backdrop. And then there's the tourist from New Jersey who seems to have misplaced his wife. The 1st Yellowthread Street mystery. Bookseller Inventory # 5546
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