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5 books in series: Detective Inspector Chen

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Snake Agent
by Liz Williams

Series: Detective Inspector Chen
Book 1 of 5
Detective Inspector Chen is the Singapore Three police department's snake agent - the detective in charge of supernatural and mystical investigations. Chen has several problems: in addition to colleagues who don't trust him and his mystical ways, a patron goddess whom he has offended and a demonic wife who's tired of staying home alone, he's been paired with one of Hell's own vice officers, Seneschal Zhu Irzh, to investigate the illegal trade in souls. Political pressures both Earthly and otherworldly seek to block their investigations at every turn. As a plot involving both Singapore Three's industrial elite and Hell's own Ministry of Epidemics is revealed, it becomes apparent that the stakes are higher than anyone had previously suspected.
Singapore-set urban fantasy
setting, , race Southeast Asian 2005 Adult

The Demon and the City
by Liz Williams

Series: Detective Inspector Chen
Book 2 of 5
The second Detective Inspector Chen novel (after Snake Agent) returns us to Singapore Three. A mysterious murder sends Chen and his demonic partner Zhu Irzh on the trail of a conspiracy between hell and one of the heavenly hosts.
Singapore-set urban fantasy
setting, , race Southeast Asian 2006 Adult

Precious Dragon
by Liz Williams

Series: Detective Inspector Chen
Book 3 of 5
In this, the third Detective Inspector Chen novel, Chen and Zhu are given a major assignment to escort an emissary from heaven on a diplomatic mission to hell. Zhu tries to dodge his demonic family's overtures, but ends up embroiled in hell's political intrigues. At the same time, a young boy born to ghostly parents in Hell is sent to live with his grandmother in Singapore Three. The boy, Precious Dragon, is being chased by Hell's most dangerous creatures and ends up being the key to unlock the mystery that is quickly spiraling out of control. Chen and Zhu find themselves in the middle of a struggle much bigger then they can fully comprehend, and when the dust finally settles, neither heaven nor hell will be the same.
Singapore-set urban fantasy
setting, , race Southeast Asian 2007 Adult

The Shadow Pavilion
by Liz Williams

Series: Detective Inspector Chen
Book 4 of 5
The Snake Agent returns in The Shadow Pavilion, the fourth Detective Inspector Chen novel from Liz Williams! When Chen's partner, the demon Seneschal Zhu Irzh, disappears, along with Chen's wife Inari's guardian badger, Chen must enlist all of his allies and assets in order to locate them. From the strange streets of Singapore Three to the rough and tumble world of Bollywood, where money flows fast and emotions flare even faster; from the realms of the Celestial to the haunts of the Infernal and all the spaces in between, The Shadow Pavilion delivers the thrills, excitement, and near-future occult action fans have come to expect.
Singapore-set urban fantasy
setting, , race Southeast Asian 2008 Adult

The Iron Khan
by Liz Williams

Series: Detective Inspector Chen
Book 5 of 5
Tasked with retrieving the Book before it can alter reality, Chen crosses paths with his former partner, Zhu Irzh who is in hot pursuit of the Iron Khan, an evil, homicidal immortal intent on conquering Asia by any means. While Chen and Zhu are otherwise occupied, Inari ó Chenís demon wife ó is whisked away by forces intent on revenge against Chen and ultimately, the Emperor of Heaven.
Singapore-set urban fantasy
setting, , race Southeast Asian 2009 Adult

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