The Golden Gate

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Minotaur Books
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6.61 X 9.37 X 1.42 inches | 1.65 pounds

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About the Author
AMY CHUA is the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School. She is an internationally bestselling author of several non-fiction titles, including her 2011 memoir Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, which was a runaway international bestseller that has been translated into over 30 languages. Chua graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College and cum laude from Harvard Law School. After practicing on Wall Street for a few years, she joined the Yale Law School faculty in 2001. The Golden Gate is her fiction debut.

"A rich and satisfying stew." -Seattle Times

"Historical details of San Francisco and California are weaved throughout the plot, enhancing the action...The Golden Gate is written as a vintage mystery that echoes Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler with a more modern sense of character development and action." -South Florida Sun Sentinel

"The many threads of the plot as well as the author's concerns about race, class, and other matters come together in the cleverly imagined character and voice of her detective. Satisfyingly twisty, highly educational, and lots of fun." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"A successful, compelling mash-up of California history, ghost story, family tale, and social commentary." -Library Journal (starred review)

"A riveting mystery. . . Chua skillfully creates tension around Sullivan's complex investigation, tempting red herrings, and thoughtful examination of war-time social divisions." -Booklist (starred review)

"Thrilling. . . mind bending . . . a richly satisfying historical mystery that draws on its setting for more than mere atmosphere." -Publishers Weekly

"A well-plotted and clever whodunit." -Shelf Awareness

"Readers will be both entertained and enriched." -BookPage

"This saga--the story has as many twisting corridors as the hotel--allows Chua to dig deep into the privileges and invisible barriers at work in any haves-and-have-nots meeting, with memorable results." -First Clue

"A riveting story which weaves bits and pieces of California history with a compelling plot and an intriguing lead character." -Mystery Tribune

"Amy Chua's debut novel, The Golden Gate, is a sweeping, evocative, and compelling historical thriller that paints a vibrant portrait of a California buffeted by the turbulent crosswinds of a world at war and a society about to undergo massive change." -The Nerd Daily

"This is a fine historical mystery in a picturesque setting." -Mystery & Suspense

"An epic, devastating, majestic mystery. The Golden Gate is clever, richly imagined and outright thrilling." -Chris Whitaker

"All the elements I love in a mystery: A tough-guy homicide detective, an entrancing femme fatale, family secrets, a fabulous building in a beautiful city in a great time period, a touch of Agatha Christie, and a soupcon of Dashiell Hammett. And Amy Chua's terrific writing provides the icing." --Lisa See

"A tough guy with room for gentleness... Detective Al Sullivan and his crew are a joy, introducing us to a Bay Area that is both intimately familiar and surprisingly new." --Laurie R. King