In celebration of the 20th anniversary of its first publication Martin Limón’s, Jade Lady Burning will be newly packaged and priced in the fall of 2011. In the meantime, we have some free copies to give away!

Jade lady Burning, is the first Sergeant George Sueñomystery set in Korea and its’ re-release will coincide with the publication of Mr. Kill, the 7th book in the series. 

Almost twenty years after the end of the Korean War, the U.S. Military is still present throughout South Korea, and tensions run high. Koreans look for any opportunity to hate the soldiers who drink at their bars and carouse with their women.  When Pak Ok-Suk, a young Korean woman, is found brutally murdered in a torched apartment in the Itaewon red-light district of Seoul, it looks like it might be the work of her American soldier boyfriend.  Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, Military Police for the U.S. 8th Army, are assigned to the case, but they have nothing to go on other than a tenuous connection to an infamous prostitute.  As repressed resentments erupt around them, the pair sets out on an increasingly dangerous quest to find evidence that will absolve their countryman.

 Reviews of Jade Lady Burning

“One of the most original concepts for a mystery yarn to emerge in recent memory.” Booklist

“An extraordinary book…But best of all is Mr. Lim?n’s sympathetic and compelling portrait of the women who make their living in the sleazy Korean underworld.”  Washington Times

We would love to get you ready for the next book, Mr. Kill by offering you a free copy of Jade Lady Burning, just email us at and we will send you a complimentary copy right away!

We have a limited amount of copies so email us right away.

A special giveaway of Jade Lady Burning… A New York Times Notable Book

Category: Musings


  • thanks for givewaway…

  • I would like to read this book. I just got Starstruck on Saturday and am almost finished reading it…..

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