Curse of the Knives, by Lemuel L. de Bra (epub/Kindle)
Like many writers of the day, Lemuel L. de Bra had other jobs before coming to writing—most notably working as a Secret Service agent in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He knew crime and Chinese culture. So he wrote about it. A lot.
“Curse of the Knives” is a crime story set in a Chinese restaurant, and it features background so authentic, you know he based it on a real place he frequented. And perhaps some dishes he enjoyed eating!