The Chinese Jars
William C. Gordon
If you are looking for a “noir-style” mystery, set in San Francisco’s Chinatown in the 1960s, read The Chinese Jars. William Gordon starts his story with an obituary of a character who you meet through the eyes of the hero. Finding out that this dearly departed friend was not who he portrayed himself to be leads the main character, newspaper advertising salesman Samuel Hamilton, through a series of adventures in Chinatown. Along the way, Samuel finds out that the Chinese safeguard their money, their documents and their secrets in an herb store filled with jars instead of safe deposit boxes.
William’s story makes San Francisco Chinatown an important character in this thriller. For suspense with an exotic twist, check out The Chinese Jars.