Caught dead: a Rick Van Lam mystery
One of the beautiful Le sisters is dead. Hartford, Connecticut's small Vietnamese community is stunned. Mary Le Vu, wife of a poor grocery-store owner, is gunned down in a drive-by. Her twin sister insists dutiful Mary "wouldn't be caught dead" in that drug-infested zone. The police rule it an unlucky accident. Skeptics hire private eye Rick Van Lam to get to the truth. Amerasian Rick--his father an unknown US soldier--is one of the Bui Doi, children of the dust, so often rejected by Vietnamese culture. But his young sidekick, Hank Nguyen, a pureblood Vietnamese, can help Rick navigate the closed world of Little Saigon. Surrounded by close friends--a former-Rockette landlady, his crusty mentor, and his ex-wife Liz--Rick immerses himself in a world that rejects him, but now needs his help. Especially when a second murder strikes in Little Saigon. Rick and Hank delve into the families of the Le sisters, one poor, one very rich, and uncover a world of explosive ethnic tension and sinister criminal activity ranging from Hartford's exclusive white suburbs to the impoverished inner city. To solve the murders--and bring closure to Mary's grieving circle--Rick looks to long-buried memories of his Buddhist childhood for the wisdom that will lead him to a murderer. Caught Dead starts a smart, unusual series.
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|Grouping Title||caught dead a rick van lam mystery|
|Grouping Author||lanh andrew|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-26 04:13:05AM|
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|display_description||"Mary Le Vu, wife of a poor grocery-store owner, is gunned down in a drive-by. Her twin sister insists dutiful Mary 'wouldn't be caught dead' in that drug-infested zone. The police rule it an unlucky accident. Skeptics hire private eye Rick Van Lam to get to the truth. Amerasian Rick--his father an unknown US soldier--is one of the Bui Doi, children of the dust, so often rejected by Vietnamese culture. But his young sidekick, Hank Nguyen, a pureblood Vietnamese, can help Rick navigate the closed world of Little Saigon"--Dust jacket flap.|
|isbn||146420330, 9781464203305, 9781464203329|
|item_details||ils:.b2223536x|.i26477853|Broomfield Mystery|F Lanh|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf|Feb 10, 2016|mdfma|||
|record_details||ils:.b2223536x|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Poisoned Pen Press,|2014.|283 pages ; 23 cm.|
|series||Rick Van Lam novels|
|series_with_volume||Rick Van Lam novels|1|
|subject_facet||Detective and mystery stories, Little Saigon (Westminster, Calif.) -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Fiction, Mystery fiction, Vietnamese fiction|
|title_display||Caught dead : a Rick Van Lam mystery|
|title_full||Caught dead : a Rick Van Lam mystery / Andrew Lanh|
|title_short||Caught dead :|
|title_sub||a Rick Van Lam mystery|