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Yellowthread Street

Marshall, William

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ISBN 10: 0030168368 / ISBN 13: 9780030168369
Published by Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1975
Used Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket hardcover
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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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Title: Yellowthread Street

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Publication Date: 1975

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good In Dustjacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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

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?Marshall works up some unusually funny situations . . . he is an inspired poet of the bizarre? ? New York Times --New York TImes

?For a truly good detective story, the Yellowthread Street mysteries can?t be beat? ? Chicago Herald --Chicago Herald

?Highly recommended? ? Boston Globe --Boston Globe

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