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Winter and Night

"In the middle of the night, private investigator Bill Smith is awakened by a call from the NYPD. They're holding a fifteen-year-old kid named Gary - a kid Bill knows. But before he can find out what's going on, Gary escapes Bill's custody and disappears into the dark night and unfamiliar streets. Bill, with the help of his partner, Lydia Chin, tries to find the missing teen and uncover what it is that has led him so far from home. Tracking Gary's family to a small town in New Jersey, Bill finds himself in a community where nothing matters but high school football, and where the secrets of the past - both the town's and Bill's own - threaten to destroy the present. If Bill is to have any chance of saving Gary and preventing a tragedy, he has to both unravel a long-buried crime and confront the darkness of his own past."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

2003  Edgar Awards (Edgar Allan Poe Awards)
2003  Macavity Award

NameChin, Lydia
OccupationPrivate investigator
TraitChinese American

NameSmith, Bill
OccupationPrivate investigator

    --Detective duo
    --Detective, Private
    --Women sleuths
High school students
Suspicious deaths
Unsolved murders
SettingNew York City
Warrenstown, New Jersey

  Bill Smith/Lydia Chin mystery
1China trade
3Mandarin Plaid
4No colder place
5A Bitter feast
6Stone quarry
7Reflecting the sky
8Winter and night
9The Shanghai moon
10On the line
11Ghost hero