Caroline Petit

The Fat Man's Daughter

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The year is 1937. Japan has already annexed the Chinese province of Manchuria and installed Henry Pu-Yi, the last Emperor of China, as the ruler of the new colony, renamed 'Manchuko'. Hong Kong is a vortex of intrigue as its British rulers carry on with 'the good life'.

Nineteen year old Leah Kolbe lines her eyes with kohl, covers her arms with bangles, dons a red silk dress slit up the sides and sets forth for the steamy streets of Hong Kong, the gambling dens of Macau, and beyond.

Publisher: 
Soho Press

Deep Night

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Leah Kolbe's father, a dealer in antiquities, left the business to her when he died.  Now the Japanese have occupied most of mainland China and threaten the British colony of Hong Kong where Leah lives.  When they unexpectedly invade, her fiance becomes a prisoner of war, interned under the harshest conditions with the rest of the colonialists.  She escapes to Macau, arriving there penniless after everything - including her shoes - has been stolen.

ISBN: 
9781569475300
Location: 
China
Hong Kong
Manchuria
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
2008

Caroline Petit

Author Information
Petit, Caroline

About the Author

CAROLINE PETIT was born in Washington D.C., raised in Maryland and now lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband. She is a graduate of Chatham College in Pittsburgh and also holds advance degrees from Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, and the University of Melbourne's School of Law. Caroline is a writer and producer for Write Angle Productions and has contributed pieces to numerous publications. The Fat Man's Daughter is her first novel.

DEEP NIGHT - Caroline Petit

Author Information
Book Title: 
Deep Night
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781569475300
Series: 
Leah Kolbe
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Espionage
Location: 
China
Hong Kong
Macau
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
2008

Currently Reading - Deep Night, Caroline Petit

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Caroline Petit's second Leah Kolbe book is set in Hong Kong and Macau at the time of the Sino-Japanese war and, to be perfectly frank, it's a tremendous book - I'm nearly finished after picking it up yesterday - but more asap.

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