Lydia Chin/Bill Smith

11 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 234 ratings

China Trade Publisher's Summary

Asian American private investigator Lydia Chin knows New York City's Chinatown, its people, and its ways as no outsider ever could. It's a city within a city, a rich melange of smells, sounds, dark shops, and close-knit families - a world all its own. And in all of Chinatown, there is no one like Lydia, who has a nose for trouble, a disapproving Chinese mother, and a partner named Bill Smith who's been living above a bar for 16 years. Hired to find some precious stolen porcelain, Lydia follows a trail of clues from highbrow art dealers into a world of Chinese gangs. Suddenly this case has become as complex as her community itself - and as deadly as a killer on the loose.

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  • Book 1

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    • The Lydia Chin/Bill Smith Series, Book 1
    • By: S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated by: Christine Marshall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Asian American private investigator Lydia Chin knows New York City's Chinatown, its people, and its ways as no outsider ever could. It's a city within a city, a rich melange of smells, sounds, dark shops, and close-knit families - a world all its own. And in all of Chinatown, there is no one like Lydia, who has a nose for trouble, a disapproving Chinese mother, and a partner named Bill Smith who's been living above a bar for 16 years. Hired to find some precious stolen porcelain, Lydia follows a trail of clues from highbrow art dealers into a world of Chinese gangs.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The PocelinMstery

    • By sonja jaffee on 01-29-18

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  • Book 2

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  • Book 3

    • Mandarin Plaid

    • By: S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated by: Cindy Cheung
    • Length: 10 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    Lydia Chin, a Chinese-American P.I. who lives in New York City's Chinatown, is hired for a simple job. She's to deliver the ransom for a set of stolen sketches that comprise the inaugural collection of fashion designer Genna Jing and her new label, Mandarin Plaid. But everything on this simple job goes terribly wrong. The ransom is stolen out from under Lydia, her sometimes partner, Bill Smith, is arrested, and just as she is trying to sort out exactly what is really going on, the client fires her.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining story

    • By Anna on 12-28-11

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  • Book 4

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  • Book 8

    • Winter and Night

    • By: S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 12 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Private detective Bill Smith is hurtled headlong into the most provocative - and personal - case of his career when he receives a chilling late-night phone call from the NYPD, who is holding his 15-year-old nephew Gary. But Gary escapes Bill's custody and disappears into the dark, unfamiliar streets. Bill and his partner, Lydia Chin, try to find the missing teen; their search takes them to a small town in New Jersey, where they discover that one of Gary's classmates was murdered.

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  • Book 9

    • The Shanghai Moon

    • By: S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated by: Samantha Quann
    • Length: 13 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    In Shanghai, excavation has unearthed a cache of European jewelry dating back to World War II. The jewelry was immediately stolen by a Chinese official who fled to New York City. Hired by a lawyer specializing in the recovery of Holocaust assets, Chin and Pilarsky are to find any and all leads to the missing jewels. But Lydia soon learns that there is much more to the story than they've been told.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Don't pass up this one!

    • By Kathryn on 07-17-09

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  • Book 10

    • On the Line

    • By: S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    P.I. Bill Smith is sent on a high-stakes chase when an electronically modified voice on his cell phone informs him that Lydia Chin, his occasional partner, has been kidnapped. Now, if Bill wants to keep Lydia alive, he'll have to play an elaborate game of the kidnapper's devising. The first move sends him to an abandoned building, where Bill finds the corpse of a small Chinese woman dressed like Lydia and the building being rapidly surrounded by police. Now he's on the run....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • NOT a typical S. J. Rozan book!

    • By Tracey Rains on 12-20-10

    Regular price: $18.17

  • Book 11

    • Ghost Hero

    • By: S. J. Rozan
    • Narrated by: Emily Woo Zeller
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20

    American-Born Chinese P.I. Lydia Chin is called in on what appears to be a simple case. Jeff Dunbar, art world insider, wants her to track down a rumor. Contemporary Chinese painting is sizzling hot on the art scene and no one is hotter than Chau Chun, known as the Ghost Hero. A talented and celebrated ink painter, Chau's highly-prized work mixes classical forms and modern political commentary. The rumor of new paintings by Chau is shaking up the art world. There's only one problem - Ghost Hero Chau has been dead for twenty years, killed in the 1989 Tianamen Square uprising.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • couldn't finish

    • By Jo on 12-19-11

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