Book Review: Yellowthread Street, The first Yellowthread Street Mystery

Written by William Marshall

This is a new author for me and I really enjoyed the book. The readers of this authors received a  treat when the publishers of the Yellowthread series decided to reissue these marvelous books for Kindle. This book was first published starting in 1975, the series is set in Hong Kong while it was still a British possession, as a result  the series was published in a different world.

  The police officers, some British, and others Chinese, of the Yellowthread Station of Hong Bay (a fictitious district of Hong Kong), are beleaguered and busy as they work through a night shift. This book is humorous as well as a wonderful read, it thoroughly represents this time period. (Yes I am that old.)

The world has changed a lot since 1975; there are no cellphones, or personal computers, and everyone smokes, but human nature has remained the same, and this book does not feel dated to me, it represents a portion of history.

I was given an ARC of this book by the publisher through NetGalley for my honest and objective opinion.


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