We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Ghost month
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Series:
Published:
New York, NY : Soho Crime, [2014].
Physical Desc:
327 pages ; 24 cm
Status:
Central
MYSTERY Lin, E.
Fair Oaks
MYSTERY Lin, E.
McClatchy
MYSTERY Lin, E.
Description

"August is Ghost Month in Taiwan--a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn't consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she was selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. Beyond his harrowing grief for his lost love, Jing-nan is confused by the news. "Betel nut beauties" are usually women in the most desperate of circumstances; the job is almost as taboo as prostitution. But Julia Huang had been the valedictorian of their high school, and the last time Jing-nan spoke to her she was enrolled in NYU's honor program, far away in New York. The facts don't add up. Julia's parents don't think so, either, and the police seem to have closed the case without asking any questions. The Huangs beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his own--reconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julia's life that she might have kept from them. Reluctantly, he agrees, for Julia's sake. But nothing can prepare him for what he learns, or how it will change his life"--

Also in This Series
Copies
Location
Call Number
Status
Carmichael
MYSTERY Lin, E.
Due Jan 27, 2022
Central
MYSTERY Lin, E.
On Shelf
Fair Oaks
MYSTERY Lin, E.
On Shelf
McClatchy
MYSTERY Lin, E.
On Shelf
More Like This
Other Editions and Formats
More Copies In LINK+
Loading LINK+ Copies...
More Details
Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781616953263

Notes

Description
"August is Ghost Month in Taiwan--a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn't consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she was selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. Beyond his harrowing grief for his lost love, Jing-nan is confused by the news. "Betel nut beauties" are usually women in the most desperate of circumstances; the job is almost as taboo as prostitution. But Julia Huang had been the valedictorian of their high school, and the last time Jing-nan spoke to her she was enrolled in NYU's honor program, far away in New York. The facts don't add up. Julia's parents don't think so, either, and the police seem to have closed the case without asking any questions. The Huangs beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his own--reconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julia's life that she might have kept from them. Reluctantly, he agrees, for Julia's sake. But nothing can prepare him for what he learns, or how it will change his life"--,Provided by publisher.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Lin, E. (2014). Ghost month. New York, NY: Soho Crime.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Lin, Ed. 2014. Ghost Month. New York, NY: Soho Crime.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Lin, Ed, Ghost Month. New York, NY: Soho Crime, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Lin, Ed. Ghost Month. New York, NY: Soho Crime, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
ee6e0c46-094a-ba91-7971-e533f855f9d4
Go To GroupedWork

Record Information

Last Sierra Extract TimeJan 24, 2022 05:24:20 AM
Last File Modification TimeJan 24, 2022 05:37:11 AM
Last Grouped Work Modification TimeJan 27, 2022 02:08:30 AM

MARC Record

LEADER02869pam 2200421 i 4500
001  2014003810
003DLC
00520140718150655.0
008140403s2014    nyu           000 1 eng  
010 |a 2014003810
020 |a 9781616953263
040 |a DLC|b eng|e rda|c DLC|d NjBwBT|d GCmBT
042 |a pcc
043 |a a-ch---
049 |a JRSA
05000|a PS3562.I4677|b G48 2014
08200|a 813/.54|2 23
1001 |a Lin, Ed.
24510|a Ghost month /|c Ed Lin.
264 1|a New York, NY :|b Soho Crime,|c [2014]
300 |a 327 pages ;|c 24 cm
336 |a text|2 rdacontent
337 |a unmediated|2 rdamedia
338 |a volume|2 rdacarrier
520 |a "August is Ghost Month in Taiwan--a time to commemorate the dead: burn incense, visit shrines, honor ancestors, and avoid unlucky situations, large purchases, and bodies of water. Jing-nan, a young man who runs a food stand in a bustling Taipei night market, doesn't consider himself superstitious, but this August is going to haunt him no matter what he does. He is shocked to the core when he learns his ex-girlfriend from high school has been murdered. She was found scantily clad and shot on the side of a highway where she was selling betel nuts to passing truck drivers. Beyond his harrowing grief for his lost love, Jing-nan is confused by the news. "Betel nut beauties" are usually women in the most desperate of circumstances; the job is almost as taboo as prostitution. But Julia Huang had been the valedictorian of their high school, and the last time Jing-nan spoke to her she was enrolled in NYU's honor program, far away in New York. The facts don't add up. Julia's parents don't think so, either, and the police seem to have closed the case without asking any questions. The Huangs beg Jing-nan to do some investigating on his own--reconnect with old classmates, see if he can learn anything about Julia's life that she might have kept from them. Reluctantly, he agrees, for Julia's sake. But nothing can prepare him for what he learns, or how it will change his life"--|c Provided by publisher.
650 0|a Street vendors|z Taiwan|z Taipei|v Fiction.
650 0|a Young women|x Crimes against|v Fiction.
650 0|a Murder|x Investigation|v Fiction.
651 0|a Taipei (Taiwan)|v Fiction.
655 7|a Mystery fiction.|2 gsafd
907 |a .b22907981
932 |a MYSTERY Lin, E.
945 |y .i70230122|i 33029098936370|l mccag|s -|k |u 18|x 0|w 0|v 1|t 0|z 08-04-14|o -
945 |y .i70230134|i 33029098936388|l carag|s -|k 01-27-22|u 14|x 1|w 1|v 3|t 0|z 08-04-14|o -
945 |y .i70230158|i 33029098936404|l faiag|s -|k |u 12|x 2|w 0|v 1|t 0|z 08-04-14|o -
945 |y .i70230171|i 33029098936362|l cenag|s -|k |u 17|x 0|w 0|v 13|t 0|z 08-04-14|o -
945 |y .i70263437|i 31740003071812|l suta|s i|k |u 27|x 0|w 0|v 13|t 0|z 08-08-14|o l|a MYSTERY Lin, E.
998 |e -|d a |f eng|a car|a cen|a fai|a mcc|a sut