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S.J. Rozan

Biography

S.J. Rozan

S.J. Rozan has won multiple awards for her fiction, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero and Macavity, the Japanese Maltese Falcon, and the Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award. S.J. was born and raised in the Bronx and now lives in lower Manhattan.

S.J. Rozan

Books by S.J. Rozan

edited by S.J. Rozan - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Suspense, Thriller

Everyone comes from someplace. Everyone has somewhere they feel safe. Some people have found their home and are content where they are. Others feel trapped and yearn to go somewhere else. Many are somewhere else and yearn to go back. But even in these safest of places, sometimes crime hits home. What happens then? In this volume, Mystery Writers of America brings together some of today’s biggest crime writers --- and some of our most exciting new talents --- to consider this question. Each writer has defined home as they see fit: a place, a group, a feeling. The crime can come from without or within. What happens when crime hits home?

by S.J. Rozan - Fiction, Mystery

The Mississippi Delta isn’t a place that Lydia Chin, an American-born Chinese private detective from Chinatown, NYC, ever thought she’d have reason to go. But when her mother tells her a cousin Lydia didn’t know she had is in jail in Clarksdale, Mississippi --- and that Lydia has to rush down south and get him out --- Lydia finds herself rolling down Highway 61 with Bill Smith, her partner, behind the wheel. From the river levees to the refinement of Oxford, from old cotton gins to new computer scams, Lydia soon finds that nothing in Mississippi is as she expected it to be. Including her cousin’s legal troubles --- or possibly even his innocence.

by S.J. Rozan - Fiction, Mystery

Former client Sam Tabor, just out of Greenhaven after a five-year homicide stint, comes to Bill Smith with a strange request. A colossally talented painter whose parole was orchestrated by art world movers and shakers, Sam is convinced that since he's been out he's killed two women. He doesn't remember the killings, but he wants Smith, one of the few people he trusts, to investigate and prove him either innocent or guilty. Diagnosed with a number of mental disorders over the years, Sam self-medicates with alcohol, loses focus (except when he's painting) and has few friends. But Smith doesn't think that adds up to serial killer, and he enlists Lydia Chin to help prove it.

by S.J. Rozan - Fiction, Mystery

What starts as rumors over new paintings by a dead artist quickly becomes something far more desperate --- a high-stakes crisis that PI's Lydia Chin and Bill Smith will find themselves risking everything to resolve.

by S.J. Rozan

When a modified voice informs that his occasional partner, Lydia Chin, has been kidnapped, P.I. Bill Smith is sent on a high-stakes chase.