Concourse: A Bill Smith/Lydia Chin Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 15, 1996 - Fiction - 291 pages
On the grounds of the Bronx Home for the Aged, along the Grand Concourse, security guard Mike Downey is beaten to death. The police consider the murder to be a random act of violence - probably the work of the local street gang - and don't expect to solve the case. P.I. Bill Smith is hired by his former mentor, Bobby Moran, uncle of the murdered guard, to do what the police either cannot or will not do: find the killer. To try and uncover the truth about what happened to Downey, Smith takes on the dead man's job. Going undercover as a security guard at the Bronx Home, he brings in his sometime partner, Chinese-American P.I. Lydia Chin, to work the case with him. Smith and Chin discover that Downey's murder was not an isolated incident. A series of crimes and shady operations revolving around the Bronx Home begin to reveal themselves. As people fight to keep their secrets from being found out, another guard is murdered.
 

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Concourse starts out in the way of old-time private eye novels with Bill Smith, Private Eye, accepting a mission to investigate the murder of a former police associate's nephew in the Bronx, as he was ... Read full review

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I enjoy this series, both the Chinese-American cultural aspects of the ones from Lydia's perspective (the odd-numbered books) and the slightly grittier tone of those seen from Bill's viewpoint (the ... Read full review

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Contents

ONE
1
TWO
3
THREE
8
FOUR
11
FIVE
18
SIX
22
SEVEN
28
EIGHT
34
TWENTYSEVEN
152
TWENTYEIGHT
158
TWENTYNINE
166
THIRTY
170
THIRTYONE
181
THIRTYTWO
184
THIRTYTHREE
191
THIRTYFOUR
199

NINE
42
TEN
46
ELEVEN
55
TWELVE
60
THIRTEEN
65
FOURTEEN
71
FIFTEEN
76
SIXTEEN
82
SEVENTEEN
86
EIGHTEEN
95
NINETEEN
99
TWENTY
103
TWENTYONE
115
TWENTYTWO
125
TWENTYTHREE
129
TWENTYFOUR
137
TWENTYFIVE
140
TWENTYSIX
149
THIRTYFIVE
208
THIRTYSIX
216
THIRTYSEVEN
225
THIRTYEIGHT
226
THIRTYNINE
228
FORTY
231
FORTYONE
235
FORTYTWO
241
FORTYTHREE
243
FORTYFOUR
249
FORTYFIVE
254
FORTYSIX
256
FORTYSEVEN
265
FORTYEIGHT
267
FORTYNINE
274
FIFTY
283
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S. J. Rozan is the author of many critically acclaimed novels and has won most of crime fiction's greatest honors, including the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Macavity, and Nero Awards. She lives in New York.

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