Batman is throwing up in one cell, while the Green Slime keeps escaping from another. Constable Yan is locked in combat with the Incredible Hulk – or is it Wonder Woman? Yes, the Sci Fi and Horror Movie convention has come to Hong Kong and an awful lot (literally) of the aliens have landed in the Hong Bay nick. It’s the usual chaos, with added Martians.
But then a Spaceman with a terrifying flame gun appears – there’s something in the Empress of India hotel he wants, and DCI Feiffer and team had better not stand in his way. Not unless they want to end up toast.
In William Marshall’s classic series, the characterful cops of Yellowthread Street wage everlasting war against violent crime in the back alleys of old Hong Kong – often tragic and always surreally comic.
Praise for the Yellowthread Street series:
“Marshall has the rare gift of juggling scary suspense and wild humor and making them both work.” Washington Post Book World
“Marshall’s style – blending the hilarious, the surreal, and the poignant – remains inimitable and not easily resisted.” San Francisco Chronicle
“Marshall has few peers as an author who melds the wildest comedy and tragedy in narratives of nonstop action.” Publishers Weekly
“Marshall is building a growing, iconoclastic body of work that mixes weird fantasy [and] wayward characterization . . . to produce a subtle, charged, atmospheric, lush fiction hybrid sure to satisfy those with a taste for mysteries on the far edges.” Philadelphia Inquirer
“Despite the wild humor, Marshall’s stories contain excellent police procedure, real suspense, and fine irony . . . incessantly scary.” Chicago Tribune
“Among the best police procedural series on the market.” Detroit Free Press
“As an inspired poet of the bizarre, [Marshall] orchestrates underlying insanity into an apocalyptic vision of the future.” New York Times Book Review
“Marshall’s novels feature seemingly supernatural events that turn out to have logical, if not precisely rational, origins. He has savage fun with police procedure.” TIME
“Nobody rivals Marshall’s ability to expose the links between comic hysteria and the most mundane human foibles, from greed to cowardice to simple funk.” Kirkus Reviews
“Moves at the speed of a bullet; don’t read it aloud or you’ll run out of breath.” Chicago Sun-Times