|The Story Takes Place in San Francisco's Chinatown|
This is an experiment in publishing in which you have free access to a complete mystery novella (about 20,000 words) without having to have a special e-reading device or a special program. It can be read on a laptop, desktop, pad or smart phone. As long as you can log into a website, you can do this.
I’ve posted this short novel for a couple of reasons. The first is to introduce readers unfamiliar with my work to my writing. The second is to encourage all readers to explore the idea of short novels or novellas. It is an interesting form and especially appropriate for reading on-line, especially in smaller time windows — on the plane, in the waiting room, or right before sleep.
Simply start at chapter one and scroll down for as long as you enjoy the story. All the way, I hope.
The Dangerous Secrets of Ted Zheng is a traditional mystery about a young, Chinese American forensic accountant from Arizona who reluctantly gets tangled up in a Chinatown murder case. There is something more than a murder, or murders, to solve. The investigation leads to a larger and more personal discovery.
At the end of each chapter, there is a comment section. Please feel free to express yourself as you go along or at the end.
If you enjoy this mystery, perhaps you’ll check out some of my other mysteries, many of them available for less than $4 in various e-book formats and some in trade paperback as well. If you want to explore this kind of short fiction, check out Death in the Haight and Mascara: Death in the Tenderloin.
Click here for the free novella. That’s all you have to do.