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Murder in China Red cover
Murder in China Red
Dean Barrett

Fiction
0-9661899-4-9

$11.95

Liu Chiang-hsin, aka Chinaman, is a 35 year old private detective living in New York City's East Village. He is unlucky enough to have, as his ex-father-in-law, Manhattan's Chief of Detectives. Worse yet, Chinaman finds himself in the position of enlisting his ex-wife's help in solving the muder of the woman she found him in bed with—just before their divorce.

"In Chinaman, Dean Barrett has created a private eye as laconic and street-wise ans anything from the pen of Raymond Chandler."
—Stephen Leather, author of The Tunnel Rats

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Fiction
0-9661899-2-2

$11.95

Dean Barrett scores with the funniest book to come out of the Vietnam War. An outrageous assembly of characters stationed in Thailand during the mid-Sixties, coping with life in their own distorted way. A hilarious story of true REMFs, as only Barrett can tell it.

"This is M*A*S*H taken from behind the Korean lines and set down in the rear-echelon of steamy Bangkok—titillated with the tinkle of Thai laughter and temple bells. And it is an even funnier triumph of man over military madness."
—Derek Maitland, author, The Only War We've Got

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Fiction
0-9661899-0-6

$9.80

Brian Mason is a New York publisher who once served in Thailand during the Vietnam War and whose brother was killed in battle in Vietnam.  A plea for help from his brother's Thai widow sends him back to Thailand where he finds that the nostalgic portrait he carried of Thailand past bears little resemblance to reality.  

". . . a novel of one man's mid-life crisis, an adventure story, and an exploration of Thailand's exotic delights and an inquiry into the aftermath of the Vietnam War."
—Publishers Weekly

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Hangman's Point
Dean Barrett

Fiction
0-9661899-1-4
$24.95

Set in Hong Kong in 1857, this novel will transport the reader into an exciting and turbulent Hong Kong caught between the dragon and the lion: Imperial China and Victorian England.

"An expert on Hong Kong and the turbulent time period portrayed, Dean Barrett has fashioned a swashbuckling adventure which will have both history buffs and thriller readers enthralled from the very first page."
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The Boat Girl and The Magic Fish
Dean Barrett

Fiction
0-9661899-5-7
$6.95
 

In this children's fairy tale, Dean Barrett looks at one of the lifestyles that has long identified Hong Kong as a place unique in the world. Kum-choi, a boat girl who has grown up on a Chinese junk at sea, must go ashore and go to school. The sea-gypsies junks and butterfly-wing sails are disappearing and a time-honored way of life is passing. But Kum-choi has a friend–the Magic Fish–to whom she can beckon in her saddest times.

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