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Martin Limón

Biography

Martin Limón

Martin Limón retired from military service after 20 years in the US Army, including 10 years in Korea. He is the author of fourteen Sueño and Bascom investigations, as well as the short story collection NIGHTMARE RANGE. He lives near Seattle.

Martin Limón

Books by Martin Limón

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

A rash of armed robberies at local Korean banks doesn’t concern the American military --- until a fatality occurs, and proof surfaces that US soldiers are behind the crimes. Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom step in to investigate, though they have their own problems to worry about. Pesky reporter Katie Byrd Worthington has published a story that implicates Army higher-ups in both sex trafficking and treason, and the pressure is on for the CID to disprove her claims. But what if they aren’t false? As George and Ernie dig deeper into the case, they find themselves the targets of a very unflattering publicity campaign, but perhaps also something much more dangerous.

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

A battered corpse is found a few feet north of the line dividing North and South Korea. When 8th Army CID Agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom pull the body to the South Korean side on orders from their superiors, they have no idea of the international conflict their small action will spark. Before war breaks out, they must discover who killed Corporal Noh Jong-bei, a young Korean soldier working with the US Army. The murderer could be from either side of the DMZ. But without cooperation between the governments involved, how can two US military agents interrogate North Korean witnesses? What George and Ernie discover gets them pulled off the case, but fearing they’ve put the wrong man behind bars, they disobey orders in an attempt to discover the truth.

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Three American GIs have gone missing in different South Korean cities. Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, agents for the Army CID, link the disappearances to a woman locally rumored to be a gumiho, a legendary thousand-year-old nine-tailed fox disguised as a woman. George suspects that the woman is no mythical creature, but a criminal who’s good at covering her tracks. Meanwhile, George and Ernie are caught in a power struggle between two high-ranking women in the 8th Army. Scrambling to appease his boss and stay one step ahead of a psychotic mastermind, George realizes he will have to risk his life to discover the whereabouts of his fellow countrymen.

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

South Korea, 1974. US Army CID Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom are assigned an underwhelming case of petty theft: Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing 25,000 won from him --- a sum equaling less than 50 US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder?

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

South Korea, 1970s: A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional chima-jeogori is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem in her sleeve. George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, sergeants in the US 8th Army CID, are called in by the formidable KNP detective Gil Kwon-up to investigate. But as they learn about the case, George and Ernie realize this isn't their jurisdiction --- the nearby village of Sonyu-ri is occupied by the US Army's 2nd Infantry Division, a disciplined and often brutal force that won't stand for outside officers questioning its men.

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Mystery

Early one rainy morning, the head of the 8th United States Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. Against orders, CID agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom start to investigate. Somehow, no one they speak to has been interviewed yet. The 8th Army isn't great at solving cases, but they aren't usually this bad either. George and Ernie begin to suspect that someone doesn’t want the case solved.

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Soho Crime has released a collection of Martin Limón's award-winning short stories featuring Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom. The stories within have been published over the last 20 years in a variety of magazines, mostly in Alfred Hitchcock, but have never before been available in book form.

by Martin Limón - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In this pulse-racing ninth adventure in Martin Limon’s series, Sergeant George Sueño heads north of Korea's DMZ on a mission to prevent war between the Communist North and the American-allied South.