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Henry Chang


Henry Chang

Henry Chang is a New Yorker, a native son of Chinatown and the Lower East Side. His poems have appeared in the seminal Yellow Pearl anthology, and in GANGS IN NEW YORK'S CHINATOWN. He has written for Bridge Magazine, and his fiction has appeared in ON A BED OF RICE and in the NuyorAsian Anthology. His debut novel CHINATOWN BEAT garnered high praise from the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe and the Washington Post, among others.

Henry Chang is a graduate of CCNY (City College of New York). He has been a lighting consultant, and a Security Director for major hotels, commercial properties and retail businesses in Manhattan.

He resides in the Chinatown area, and his Chinatown Trilogy of CHINATOWN BEAT (2006), YEAR OF THE DOG (2008), RED JADE (2010) and DEATH MONEY (2014) are currently being developed for television and movies.

LUCKY, the fifth book in the series, is now available.

Henry Chang

Books by Henry Chang

by Henry Chang - Fiction, Hard-boiled Mystery, Mystery

Chinatown gang leader “Lucky” Louie was shot outside of a Chinatown off-track betting establishment and lay in a coma for 88 days, waking on Easter Sunday. The number 88 is a double-helix, double-lucky Chinese number; religion and superstition all lean Lucky’s way. But Detective Jack Yu, Lucky’s boyhood blood brother, fears his friend’s luck is about to run out. When Lucky embarks on a complex and daring series of crimes against the Chinatown criminal underground, Jack races to stop him before his Jacket Design by Janine Agro enemies do so --- permanently.

by Henry Chang - Fiction, Mystery

When the body of an unidentified Asian man is found in the Harlem River, NYPD Detective Jack Yu is pulled in to investigate. The murder takes Jack from the benevolent associations of Chinatown to the take-out restaurants, strip clubs and underground gambling establishments of the Bronx, to a wealthy, exclusive New Jersey borough. With the help of an elderly fortune teller and an old friend, the unpredictable Billy Bow, Jack races to solve his most difficult case yet.

by Henry Chang - Mystery

Two bodies are discovered at an address on the Bloody Angle, Chinatown's historic Tong battleground. NYPD Detective Jack Yu's investigation takes him across the country to another Chinatown, this one in Seattle, in pursuit of a cold-blooded Chinese American gangster and a mysterious Hong Kong femme fatale.