A Clean Kill
Onyx, Jun 2005, 7.99, 368 pp.
NYPD Chief of the Midtown North Detective Unit April Woo and her spouse Precinct Captain Mike Sanchez look forward to their upcoming but delayed twice honeymoon. However, their week away may be delayed again as someone slashed to death thirty-four year old Madeleine “Maddy” Wilson, wife of renowned chef Wayne and mother of their two young children. The prime suspect is the nanny Remy Banks, but she... A Killing Gift
Lt. Bernardino is mysteriously killed at the end of his retirement party. At the same time April is attacked by the killer. The killer almost succeeds in killing April but in the end is interrupted and just damages her neck and voice. This of course sends "Skinny Dragon Mother" into hysterics and makes her cook up some of those scary smelly recipes to help with the Yin and Yang. In addition there are several more killings with the same style that happen.... Burning Time
Book opens with a murder of a college girl in the West, but the murderer is fixated on Emma Chapman, an actress from New York, whom he abducts. April Woo and her partner Mike Sanchez, investigate the crime.... For Love and Money
Ballantine, Jan 2005, 23.95, 272 pp.
Annie never wanted to be the sole breadwinner in her family, but she finds herself exactly in that position. Her husband never recovered from the destruction of the World Trade center or the betrayal by a friend who sued him for something he never did. Unable to cope, he quit his job as a stockbroker and became a vegetable couch potato. Annie, a stockbroker at the same firm her spouse left,...
Over His Dead Body
Ballantine, March 2003, 23.99, 336 pp.
Turning fifty hit Cassandra Sales hard especially since she has not been intimate with her husband in years. When her spouse Mitch, an international power broker in the wine business is away overseas on an extended buying trip, she undergoes plastic surgery. She hopes to be recovered by the time he gets home but he returns early, takes one look at her and has a stroke. At the hospital, the... The Silent Bride
April Woo is an ABC (American Born Chinese) NYC PD Police Sergeant. Lt. Mike Sanchez (April's boyfriend) and April working together. You also get to see a bit more about "Skinny Dragon" Mother and sister cousin "Ching".
Mike and April are trying to figure out who would kill a bride on her wedding day (in the church at that). A crime of passion? But, wait before we get to far into solving the crime there is another wedding murder across town. And wh...