The Case of the Chinese Boxes

Marele Day
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Claudia Valentine is pulled into a world of ancient treasures and modern Triad killings, through sleazy back streets and exotic oriental temples, where nothing is ever what it seems. Another sassy, witty and thrilling instalment in Marele Day's bestselling series.

From the author of the bestselling Lambs of God.

The New Year started with a bang in Sydney's Chinatown - and it wasn't just the fireworks. While the rest of the country were celebrating, the biggest bank job in Australia's history was taking place.

The press dubbed it 'The Great Chinese Takeaway'. And inside those stolen safety deposit boxes were items of much more value than money.

Claudia Valentine is called in by the Chen family who are desperate for the return of a gold key embellished by a dragon. The hunt for this family heirloom spins her into a world of ancient treasures and modern Triad killings, through sleazy back streets and exotic oriental temples. And, everywhere, nothing is as it seems.


'Claudia Valentine rides again and it's a treat to renew the acquaintance of the spunky Sydney redhead.' - Katharine England, The Advertiser

'racy, funny and intriguing' - Sunday Mail

'keeps you guessing right through to the end' - Time Out

Author bio:

Marele Day grew up in Sydney and graduated from Sydney University with BA (Hons). Her work experience ranges from fruit picking to academic teaching and she has travelled extensively, taking up temporary residence in Italy, France and Ireland.

The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender (1988) was Marele Day's first thriller, followed by The Case of the Chinese Boxes (1990), The Last Tango of Delores Delgado (1992) which won the 1993 Shamus Crime Fiction Award, and The Disappearances of Madalena Grimaldi (1994). In 1996, Day was the general editor of and contributor to How to Write Crime. And in 1997, Day published her bestselling literary novel, Lambs of God, to acclaim in Australia and overseas.

Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9781864486711
Edition No: 2nd
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: March 1998
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - A format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Crime & mystery

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