Chinatown Night Market Hosted by Ed Lin

Friday, December 8 at the Museum of Chinese in America

New York City! The Museum of Chinese in America invite you to an evening of food, drink and literary intrigue with author Ed Lin. Come celebrate the re-design and re-issue of Lin's crime novel trilogy, This Is a Bust, Snakes Can't Run and One Red Bastard, which follow the gritty exploits of NYPD cop Robert Chow in 1970s Chinatown. They'll have Chinatown snacks and desserts, and Ed will be signing copies of his books.

It's happening Friday, December 8 at MOCA. Here are some more details:

Chinatown Night Market hosted by Ed Lin

Fri, Dec 8, 2017
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Tickets (includes food/beverage, museum admission, and a copy of This Is a Bust, a copy of Snakes Can’t Run): $40; $36 for MOCA Members. Register here.

Come celebrate the reissue of Ed Lin's 70s Chinatown crime trio--This Is a Bust, Snakes Can't Run and One Red Bastard. Admission includes a night of amazing food and copies of the first two books in paperbacks sporting a snazzy redesign by award-winning firm Spoon + Fork.

This Is a Bust, set in New York’s Chinatown in 1976, is sharp and gritty novel is a mystery set against the backdrop of a city in turmoil. NYPD cop Robert Chow is a Vietnam vet and an alcoholic. He’s also the only Chinese American cop on the Chinatown beat, but he’s basically treated like a token, trotted out for ribbon cuttings and community events. So he shouldn’t be surprised when his superiors are indifferent to his suspicions that an old Chinese woman’s death may have actually been a murder. But he sure is angry. With little more than his own demons to fuel him, Chow must take matters into his own hands.

Snakes Can’t Run finds Chow still haunted by the horrors of his past but on the trail of a ring of ruthless human smugglers--snakeheads. As Chow gets closer to solving the murder, dangerous truths about his own family’s past begin to emerge.

One Red Bastard (not available yet in print), concludes the narrative arc of Robert Chow as he tries to solve a politically explosive murder before the rest of the NYPD can close in on the current main person of interest: Chow's girlfriend Lonnie.

For tickets and further info, visit the MOCA website.

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