Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton
An Ava Lee Novel

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Ava Lee is a petite young Chinese-Canadian forensic accountant who works for an elderly Hong Kong-based 'Uncle'. In tracking millions of dollars across continents the stakes are often high, sometimes violent and always shady, but Ava Lee's razor-sharp intelligence and unorthodox rules of engagement allow her to succeed where traditional methods have failed. This is a novel full of suspense, with an equally fascinating heroine.

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Ian Hamilton is the author of The Water Rat of Wanchai, The Disciple of Las Vegas, The Wild Beasts of Wuhan, and The Red Pole of Macau, the first four Ava Lee novels. The Water Rat of Wanchai was the winner of the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel and a finalist for the CBC Bookie Awards (Mystery and Thriller), and was an Amazon.ca Top 100 Book of the Year, an Amazon.ca Top 100 Editors’ Pick, an Amazon.ca Canadian Pick, an Amazon.ca Mysteries and Thrillers Pick, a Toronto Star Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year, and a Quill & Quire Top 5 Fiction Book of the Year.
Published June 30, 2011 by House of Anansi Pr. 424 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Crime. Fiction

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The Water Rat of Wanchai By Ian Hamilton House of Anansi 401 pp; $19.95 Reviewed by Kevin Chong Writing about the detective fiction of Henning Mankell, which is set in small-town Sweden, philosopher Slavoj Zizek suggests that crime writing in the age of globalization is characterized, pa...

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