City of Dragons

City of Dragons

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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February, 1940. In San Francisco's Chinatown, fireworks explode as the city celebrates Chinese New Year with a Rice Bowl Party, a three-day-and-night carnival designed to raise money and support for China war relief. Miranda Corbie is a thirty-three-year-old private investigator who stumbles upon the fatally shot body of Eddie Takahashi. The Chamber of Commerce wants it covered up. The cops acquiesce. All Miranda wants is justice-whatever it costs. From Chinatown tenements, to a tattered tailor's shop in Little Osaka, to a high-class bordello draped in Southern Gothic, she shakes down the city-her city-seeking the truth.
Publisher: [United States] :, Tantor Audio :, Made available through hoopla,, 2010.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781400196647
1400196647
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording
Additional Contributors: Holloway, Cynthia
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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Sep 03, 2013

*** stars It's Chinese New Year in 1940 San Francisco, and Chinatown is full of celebrants - including Miranda Corbie, a 33-year-old private eye with a colorful past and a hard-boiled point of view. A Japanese male teenager, beaten and shot, dies at her feet. The Chamber of Commerce wants the murder covered up, and the police are happy to forget it, but Miranda wants justice. Her quest takes her through Chinatown?s tenements and herb shops to a tailor in Little Osaka and a high-class bordello. Chain-smoking Chesterfields all the while, Kellie tries to get information from both hoods and cops. Stanley has vividly re-created the atmosphere of the era, using authentic San Francisco landmarks and the Golden Gate International Exposition as background. Her hard-boiled, strong female sleuth stalks Hammett?s San Francisco and does the job with all the panache of Sam Spade. Fun read! Recommend

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