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Martin Limon


Martin Limon

Martin Limón retired from military service after 20 years in the US Army, including ten years in Korea. He is the author of nine previous books in the Sergeant George Sueño series: JADE LADY BURNING, SLICKY BOYS, BUDDHA'S MONEY, THE DOOR TO BITTERNESS, THE WANDERING GHOST, GI BONES, MR. KILL, THE JOY BRIGADE and NIGHTMARE RANGE. He lives in Seattle.

Martin Limon

Books by Martin Limon

by Martin Limon - Fiction, Military, Mystery

Three American GIs have gone missing in different South Korean cities. Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, agents for the Army CID, link the disappearances to a woman locally rumored to be a gumiho, a legendary 1000-year-old nine-tailed fox disguised as a woman. George suspects that the woman is no mythical creature, but a criminal who’s good at covering her tracks. 

by Martin Limon - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

South Korea, 1974. US Army CID Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom are assigned an underwhelming case of petty theft: Major Frederick M. Schulz has accused Miss Jo Kyong-ja, an Itaewon bar girl, of stealing 25,000 won from him --- a sum equaling less than 50 US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder?

by Martin Limon - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

South Korea, 1970s: A young Korean woman dressed in a traditional chima-jeogori is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem in her sleeve. George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, sergeants in the US 8th Army CID, are called in by the formidable KNP detective Gil Kwon-up to investigate. But as they learn about the case, George and Ernie realize this isn't their jurisdiction --- the nearby village of Sonyu-ri is occupied by the US Army's 2nd Infantry Division, a disciplined and often brutal force that won't stand for outside officers questioning its men.

by Martin Limon - Fiction, Mystery

Early one rainy morning, the head of the 8th United States Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat with a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. Against orders, CID agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom start to investigate. Somehow, no one they speak to has been interviewed yet. The 8th Army isn't great at solving cases, but they aren't usually this bad either. George and Ernie begin to suspect that someone doesn’t want the case solved.

by Martin Limon - Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories

Soho Crime has released a collection of Martin Limón's award-winning short stories featuring Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom. The stories within have been published over the last 20 years in a variety of magazines, mostly in Alfred Hitchcock, but have never before been available in book form.

by Martin Limon - Fiction, Suspense, Thriller

In this pulse-racing ninth adventure in Martin Limon’s series, Sergeant George Sueño heads north of Korea's DMZ on a mission to prevent war between the Communist North and the American-allied South.