Monday, April 21, 2014

New Indie Book Release: The Jade Bone Jar (William E. Wallace)


New Indie Book Release:
The Jade Bone Jar - William E. Wallace
Mystery (Private Eye) (300 pages - March 2014)

The Jade Bone Jar: A war profiteer, a missing girl and a precious antiquity: Mickey Lynch, private eye, is up to his armpits in intrigue and murder in 1947 Oakland, California. The Story explores the wholesale theft of personal property from Japanese-American citizens.

About the Book

The Jade Bone Jar (William E. Wallace)
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The time: 1947

The place: Oakland, California

While checking the background of a millionaire tapped for a White House job, Lynch, a former U.S. Marine and Honolulu cop, discovers a real estate scam, political corruption, drugs and treason. As his investigation proceeds, he learns one reason why 127,000 Japanese-Americans were rounded up and imprisoned on the U.S. West Coast during the war, and uncovers a plot to wipe out the African-American blues and jazz scene in Bohemian West Oakland.

The object that ties these threads together is a 600-year-old funerary urn made of precious gemstone: the Jade Bone Jar!








About the Author

Author William E. Wallace
Author William E. Wallace
William E. Wallace has worked as a broiler cook and dishwasher, college journalism instructor, private investigator and military intelligence specialist.

He took his bachelor's degree in political science at Cal Berkeley and was an award-winning investigative reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle for 26 years.

Today he lives with his wife and son in Berkeley, California and writes suspense, western and horror fiction full-time. His previously published books include Little Nightmares, a story collection; The Judas Hunter , a private eye novel; Tamer, a Gold Rush western; and I Wait to Die! a novella about a bungled armed robbery.


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