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The International Crime Book Group: Jade Lady Burning


Saturday Jan 12, 2013 (2:30–4:30pm)


Housing Works Bookstore Cafe (Venue Partner)

126 Crosby St




Housing Works Bookstore Cafe says…

 Got a taste for crime and a yen for travel? Like being transported by both crafty plots and exotic locales? Then join our group of armchair detectives for a killer discussion of murder and mayhem that spans the globe.

Housing Works Bookstore Cafe is partnering with one of Manhattan’s premiere independent publishers, Soho Press – and their imprint Soho Crime – to bring you some of the finest in mystery and suspense writing from around the world! Each month, The International Crime Book Group will discuss a novel from Soho Crime’s extensive catalog of thrillers, each set in a different region. Join us in January as we travel to South Korea with Jade Lady Burning by Martin Limon.

The ICBG meets on the second Saturday of every month in the bookstore’s cafe. It will be hosted by Housing Works Bookstore’s resident mystery buff Merril Speck and (schedule permitting) Soho Press Senior Editor Juliet Grames. They will provide discussion questions and lead the meeting. The group is open to all who are interested!

More on Jade Lady Burning by Martin Limon: Almost twenty years after the end of the Korean War – the U.S. Military is still present throughout South Korea and tensions run high. Koreans look for any opportunity to hate the soldiers who drink at their bars and carouse with their women. When Pak Ok-Suk, a young Korean woman, is found brutally murdered in a torched apartment in the Itaewon red-light district of Seoul, it looks like it might be the work of her American soldier boyfriend. Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, Military Police for the U.S. 8th Army, are assigned to the case, but they have nothing to go on other than a tenuous connection to an infamous prostitute. As repressed resentments erupt around them, the pair sets out on an increasingly dangerous quest to find evidence that will absolve their countryman.

Our thanks to Soho Press for generously donating copies of Jade Lady Burning. It will be available in the bookstore at half the cover price.

For questions about The International Crime Book Club, please e-mail Merril Speck at


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