Ghost Hero
S.J. Rozan
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Rozan again proves that the private detective novel thrives in the 21st century Oline Cogdill, The Sun Sentinel on On the LineAmerican Born Chinese PI Lydia Chin is called in on what appears to be a simple case Jeff Dunbar, art world insider, wants her to track down a rumor Contemporary Chinese painting is sizzling hot on the art scene and no one is hotter than Rozan again proves that the private detective novel thrives in the 21st century Oline Cogdill, The Sun Sentinel on On the LineAmerican Born Chinese PI Lydia Chin is called in on what appears to be a simple case Jeff Dunbar, art world insider, wants her to track down a rumor Contemporary Chinese painting is sizzling hot on the art scene and no one is hotter than Chau Chun, known as the Ghost Hero A talented and celebrated ink painter, Chau s highly prized work mixes classical forms and modern political commentary The rumor of new paintings by Chau is shaking up the art world There s only one problem Ghost Hero Chau has been dead for twenty years, killed in the 1989 Tianamen Square uprising.But not only is Ghost Hero Chau long dead, but Lydia s client isn t who he claims to be either And she s not the only PI hired to look for these paintings Lydia and her partner, Bill Smith, soon learn that someone else Jack Lee PI, art expert, and, like Lydia, American Born Chinese is also on the case What starts as rumors over new paintings by a dead artist quickly becomes something far desperate a high stakes crisis the PI s will find themselves risking everything to resolve.
  • Title: Ghost Hero
  • Author: S.J. Rozan
  • ISBN: 9780312544508
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Hardcover

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Hallie Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
That's a very cranky rating, and would have been a star higher if this hadn't come after TEN BOOKS in the series. It's decidedly weaker than most of them just in terms of the slightly farcical mood of the ending, but that isn't what bugs me. I love the slowly deepening partnership between Bill and Lydia, with little doled-out promises of more (which Bill has wanted all along), and didn't mind the fact that glaciers have moved faster than they have. Didn't mind it too much. Most of the time. I di [...]
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Una Tiers Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
While I usually enjoy the Rozan books, this plot lacked the cohesion the author is capable of writing. After restarting the book three times, I put it away. I must add that the reader was annoying when he screeched not thinking it was inappropriate for an audio book.
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Hobart Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader.--- So, Lydia Chin is approached by a potential client who is clearly lying about his identity about some paintings that are rumored to be in New York, and potentially on sale soon. This client really wants to establish a name for himself in Contemporary Chinese Art, and owning these paintings -- preferably before they go on sale -- will go a long way toward that. Here's the trick, no one knows if they really do exist, or where they might be. [...]
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Gloria Feit Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Lydia Chin, young New York private investigator, although she is what she refers to as an ABC [American-Born Chinese], cannot imagine why a new client wants to hire for an investigation dealing with contemporary Chinese art [what he refers to as a “cutting edge collecting area” in the West], freely admitting that she has no clue about art. Despite her reluctance, she agrees to accept his retainer to check out rumors of some new pieces of art by one Chau Chun, known as the Ghost Hero. This de [...]
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Deborah Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
This has always been a favorite sleuth series - Lydia Chin and Bill Smith. A big part of my enjoyment has been the descriptions of NYC's Chinatown and its people, as well as Lydia's relationship with her mother (and Bill, too). While "Ghost Hero" had a good story to tell - the validity of art works by a Tienanmen Square protester - and some good description of the contemporary Chinese art scene in NYC, Bill and Lydia weren't all that "present" - they seemed to be on the sidelines. And as a resul [...]
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Katherine Clark Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
I liked this book--it was a nice step up from the previous one, and back to the Lydia and Bill that I know. Some really great mother moments, and I really like the inclusion of a new friend, Jack. I had some quibbles, but the chief one is that this is the last in the series, and it came out in 2012. I thought there might be a wrap-up, once I saw this, but no, it is as if life will continue. Of course I am going to ask Rozan about this tomorrow.
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Kaje Harper Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
This is one of my all-time favorite mystery series. Having said that, this was not my favorite installment, although it was a very good read. What was frustrating to me about this one was that the romantic/emotional/sexual tension that has always been present between the MCs was almost completely dropped out, leaving a drier-feeling mystery.In the last book, Bill Smith went through a highly emotional experience (view spoiler)[trying to find Lydia who had been kidnapped (hide spoiler)]. Presumabl [...]
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Linniegayl Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
I listened to this for my mystery book group and never would have finished it if reading just for enjoyment. I thought I would like this story about the New York art scene mixed with recent Chinese history. But the story didn't capture my attention and I disliked the narrator.Perhaps I would have liked this more if I had read it in print. But the narrator made all of the main characters (Lydia, Bill, and Jack) sound like teenage or early 20-something females, which made them difficult to take se [...]
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Debra Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
S. J. Rozan is on my "must read ASAP" list, and Ghost Hero shows why.Lydia Chin and Bill Smith are hired to discover information about possible new paintings from an artist who was thought to have died at Tienanmen Square.Of course, the expected plot complications follow, with strands all over NYC and even extending into the PRC. As usual Rozan introduces interesting side characters. Linus plays a part, as does Mama. Jack, however, provides some interesting future plot possibilities (despite lik [...]
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Harvey Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
This is a fine adventure amongst the NY Chinese art community as Lydia, Bill, and a new affiliated PI take on bad guys from all directions by pulling off multiple ingenious scams (all in the interest of "the truth").Rozan is in fine form w/ Lydia, et al in wisecracking glory in English and Chinese.After having some reservations w/ the last book (happy to discuss elsewhere) this one really is a gem.
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Ann Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
I love Bill & Lydia, it was great to hear their dialog again. I like Jack and hope to see more of him soon (hint hint, don't make us wait so long between books!) ;) That said, the plot of the book wasn't quite as compelling as The Shanghai Moon, but a very satisfying ending fulfilled my expectations.
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Sandi Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Much better than the previous book in the series. A quick, light read and while I did have a couple of problems with the plotting I really enjoyed having both Bill and Lydia working together and on the same page.
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विकास नैनवाल Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Loved it. But now i'll have to read the other ten in the series and so the pile of tbr has increased again.
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Lukasz Pruski Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
"If you stir the water vigorously enough, [] you can drag mud up from the bottom. In all that swirling, muddy water, a lot of things might be able to escape."(Lydia Chin concocting a Chinese saying)Ghost Hero (2011) is the eleventh book by S.J. Rozan that I am reviewing on . Certainly not among the better ones, although the historical background of the Tiananmen Square bloody events of 1989 gives the novel some weight and significance. I would rate the novel somewhere below the average for the a [...]
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Ronald Wise Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
This was my introduction to Lydia Chin and Bill Smith, as they worked their eleventh documented case. And as is common when an outsider becomes privy to the conversation of a well-established duo, following their banter was initially confusing, but as I got to know them better I learned to enjoy their friendly sparring.Keeping track of the players in this mystery – with all their alternate identities and motivations – challenged my ability to comprehend the action and final resolution. My ha [...]
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Chris Eirschele Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Ghost Hero by S.J. Rozan is a crime private investigator fiction. Lydia Chin is Chinese-Amerian and her partner, Bill Smith is not. They live and work in the New York area. Ghost Hero revolves around Chinese art and the painters' world, and long lost art from the days of the Tiananmen Square protests.The characters and places are authentic feeling and the author does take characters out of their comfort zones.If you love crime detective stories, I highly recommend Ghost Hero to get you started i [...]
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Sylvia Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
The very last scene was great, but I don't feel it was worth slog that was the last third of the novel. Also I'm slightly disappointed that they pronounced the names in Mandarin even though Lydia is supposed to be Cantonese.
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Carol Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Lydia Chin and Bill Smith, this was #11 in the series. They are hired to find out about a rumor of some new paintings by Ghost Hero, Chau Chun. Together with Jack Lee, a friend of Bill's they travel about New York's art galleries drinking tea and meeting interesting people.
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Cathy Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Really, really liked! Loved the kooky characters. An Asian sleuth set in Chinatown is different and interesting. I'd loved a short story by S.J. Rozan and I should have looked for her novels sooner.
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Saffron Garey Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Is this the last we'll see of Lydia and Bill? I hope not. I need to track down the short stories now.
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Kathy Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Setting: Manhattan; New York. Art studios and galleries, detective’s offices, subways, taxisTheme: Chinese politics – past and present; Characters:Lydia Chin: from her point of view; partnered with Bill – Mom seems to be changing her opinion of him; hired because of her ChinesenessBill Smith aka Vladimir: support to Lydia; takes on persona of Vladimir as they are beating the bushes looking for the paintings – a rich Russian then gangster.Jeff Dunbar aka State Dept: hires Lydia; heard rum [...]
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John Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
At first, I thought the audio narration was bringing down the quality of the book ("ruining" is a bit dramatic), but later I realized that Zeller's reading made a flawed story harder to take. For those unfamiliar with the series, the author took several years off before returning a year ago with On the Line, featuring Bill Smith's frantic search for a kidnapped Lydia. I enjoyed that one just fine - William Dufris did a terrific job with the audio.Rozan alternates her protagonists' point-of-view [...]
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Kia Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Lydia and Bill are back. This story is a nice combo of Lydia and Bill, in a Lydia centered story. There is the addition of another PI friend of Bill's, Jack Lee, 2nd generation ABC who specializes in the world of Chinese art. I'm not trying to spoil it for you, so my review will only touch on some stuff you may want to learn as you read the book. If you don't mind learning a few things (but not the ultimate conclusion) outside of the book read on:The interplay between the three of them is nice, [...]
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Kelly Knapp Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
This is my first taste of S.J. Rozan's P.I. novels. I was impressed with Ghost Hero. The protagonist, Lydia Chin is an in-depth fully developed Chinese –American private detective character. Rozan’s characters are not die cut stereotypes, except when this works to their advantages. These characters will use whatever means necessary, including a little lying, cheating, and blackmail to solve their cases and do right by their clients.In this, Rozan's eleventh novel about Chin, she has apparent [...]
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Kathleen Hagen Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Ghost Hero, by S. J. Rozan, B. Narrated by Emily Woo Zeller, Produced by AudioGO, downloaded from audible. American-Born Chinese P.I. Lydia Chin is called in on what appears to be a simple case. Jeff Dunbar, art world insider, wants her to track down a rumor.Contemporary Chinese painting is sizzling hot on the art scene and no one is hotter than Chau Chun, known as the Ghost Hero. A talented and celebratedink painter, Chau's highly-prized work mixes classical forms and modern political commentar [...]
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Spuddie Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
If this is truly the last of the Bill Smith & Lydia Chin series books, it makes me incredibly sad. First off because it's a wonderful series with interesting, well-wrought characters and a somewhat unique presentation in that the books rotate between being told by Bill for all of one book, followed by a Lydia-perspective story with the next book. It sounds odd, but it really works. This book was a Lydia book, which I have to admit I do favor, although I like Bill's well enough too.The second [...]
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Barb in Maryland Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Wonderfully twisty mystery set in the world of modern Chinese art.It all starts with what seems to be a simple job for Lydia and Bill. There are rumors that there are new painting out there by Chau Chen, "Ghost Hero". Jeff Dunbar hires our duo to find out if the paintings exist and, if they do, are they real or fakes. Chau Chen died a hero in Tiananmen Square. But there were rumors around that people had seen him after that-hence the 'ghost hero'.As the story progresses more players are added: j [...]
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Cynthia L'Hirondelle Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Ghost Hero has an energetic complex plot that unfolds with enough detail to create a full and vivid picture but not so much that it bogs the story down. Familiar from the other novels in the Lydia Chin & Bill Smith series, main character Lydia comes across with realist measures of confidence and insecurity as does her affection and frustration with her family. In this novel she works with her old partner Bill and a new PI who happily does not follow predictable plot paths. Minor characters a [...]
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Marjorie Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
A Great New Caper Set in the NYC Art World with Investigators Lydia Chin and Bill Smith*****There are few authors that can keep a series fresh and entertaining in the way that S.J. Rozan has with her Lydia Chin/Bill Smith PI books. In her 11th, GHOST HERO, she brings her two private investigators into the world of art (Chinese and Chinese-American) in the galleries of New York City where they cross paths with another PI. I won't say any more because I know that part of the joy of reading a book [...]
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Georgiann Hennelly Oct 28, 2020 - 17:19 PM
Lydia Chin is an American -Born Chinese P.I.Jeff Dunbar , is an art world insider, he wants her to track down a rumor he has heard about some Contemporary Chinese paintingswhich are sizzling hot on the art scene right now.The artist is supposedly Chau Chun , known as the Ghost Hero. A talented and celebrated ink painter.Chau,s work mixes classical forms and modern political commentary. The rumor that he has done new paintings is shaking up the art world. The only problem is that Ghost Hero Chau [...]
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Ghost Hero By S.J. Rozan Rozan again proves that the private detective novel thrives in the 21st century Oline Cogdill, The Sun Sentinel on On the LineAmerican Born Chinese PI Lydia Chin is called in on what appears to be a simple case Jeff Dunbar, art world insider, wants her to track down a rumor Contemporary Chinese painting is sizzling hot on the art scene and no one is hotter than Rozan again proves that the private detective novel thrives in the 21st century Oline Cogdill, The Sun Sentinel on On the LineAmerican Born Chinese PI Lydia Chin is called in on what appears to be a simple case Jeff Dunbar, art world insider, wants her to track down a rumor Contemporary Chinese painting is sizzling hot on the art scene and no one is hotter than Chau Chun, known as the Ghost Hero A talented and celebrated ink painter, Chau s highly prized work mixes classical forms and modern political commentary The rumor of new paintings by Chau is shaking up the art world There s only one problem Ghost Hero Chau has been dead for twenty years, killed in the 1989 Tianamen Square uprising.But not only is Ghost Hero Chau long dead, but Lydia s client isn t who he claims to be either And she s not the only PI hired to look for these paintings Lydia and her partner, Bill Smith, soon learn that someone else Jack Lee PI, art expert, and, like Lydia, American Born Chinese is also on the case What starts as rumors over new paintings by a dead artist quickly becomes something far desperate a high stakes crisis the PI s will find themselves risking everything to resolve.

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