Book List in Order: 8 titles


  • SHANGHAI, 1937. Someone has killed the Yellow Swan Who murdered that beautiful, beguiling, erotic half-Japanese, half-Chinese nightclub singer with whom all of Shanghai is enthralled.Was it one of her jealous lovers? Was it the nearby, hovering Japan...



  • SHANGHAI, 1935. The Most Alluring and Most Dangerous City in the WorldSomeone is murdering flower-seller girls in Shanghai's Flowery Kingdom. And it is police Inspector-Detective Sun-jin's job -- his obsession, in fact -- to track down the killer and...



  • A DOG WHO PLAYS BASEBALL? HOW CAN THAT BE?Well, Parker the dog doesn't actually PLAY baseball. After all, he's a four-legged animal. But Parker really understands baseball from having watched so many Little League teams play over the years.So...



  • WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES WANTS YOU DEAD?That’s the question faced by ex-Navy SEAL Trace Austin when the President decides he must eliminate the five people who know his deadly secret — a secret which could send him t...



  • A SECRET WORTH KILLING FOR . . . . When Socrates Cheng is hired by a Civil War museum to investigate a burglary and to recover stolen documents, he comes face-to-face with the most perilous and controversial investigation of his career as he learns t...



  • What if the president of the United States authorized a secret biological weapon attack against an American city as part of a homeland security experiment intended to provide the government with real-time information showing how people would react af...



  • Four years have passed since the events in MANDARIN YELLOW when Socrates' Chinese heritage pulled him into the mysteries of his oriental roots. Socrates now is a wiser and more cynical investigator. In the time that has passed since MANDARIN YELLOW, ...



  • Why would a burglar break into a Washington, DC art gallery and steal an historic fountain pen worth $2200, but leave behind other art and cultural objects worth tens of thousands of dollars each? And why would someone else later commit murder to pro...





Complete Series List in Order

A Socrates Cheng Mystery

Mandarin Yellow (Oct-2011)
The Mourning Woman (Aug-2012)