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Limón, Martin 1948-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 90 publications in 2 languages and 5,778 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Political fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  War stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3562.I465, 813.54
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Publications about Martin Limón
Publications by Martin Limón
Most widely held works by Martin Limón
Mr. Kill by Martin Limón( Book )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
On a crowded train from Pusan to Seoul, the brutal rape of a young mother sparks rage on the powder-keg peninsula of Korea, pitting Koreans against Americans and the 8th Army brass against the truth. Eyewitness accounts indicate the culprit was most likely a U.S. serviceman, but by the time Sergeants George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, U.S. Army investigators, are called in, the rapist has disappeared and anti-American fervor in this proud Asian country is threatening to explode. George and Ernie search in vain for the culprit, all the while becoming entangled in the web of military apologists who deny that any Americans were involved, and the designs of a beautiful blonde musician who fronts an all-female country western band. Delay causes more tragedy--and this time murder--and sets off a frantic search for a killer that stretches from the sizzling hot Demilitarized Zone to the cold waters of the Yellow Sea and introduces George Sueno and Ernie Bascom to a ruthless Korean homicide investigator known to anyone foolish enough to cross him as Mr. Kill
The wandering ghost : a novel by Martin Limón( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
The turbulent Korean peninsula provides the backdrop to this fine military mystery, the fifth (after 2005's The Door to Bitterness) to feature U.S. Army criminal investigation agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom. A crack combat unit stationed near the strife-torn demilitarized zone proves strangely uncooperative when a military policewoman disappears. The missing soldier had made herself unpopular with her chain of command when she attempted to testify against two GIs who accidentally killed a Korean schoolgirl while speeding. As Sueño and Bascom dig past the obfuscation, they uncover an unsavory mix of black marketeering, sexual harassment, corruption, rape and murder, risking disgrace in their quest to find their fellow cop before it's too late
G.I. bones by Martin Limón( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 472 libraries worldwide
"A Korean fortuneteller is being "bothered" by a long dead American soldier who wants his bones found and buried. An underage officer's daughter and a Latino soldier she was secretly dating are missing. Several of the most notorious of the Korean gangsters who own bars in Itaewon--Seoul's red light district--have been killed. Sergeants Geroge Sueño and Ernie Bascom, Military Intelligence MPs, must go back to the founding of Itaewon--"the ville"--In order to find out who the dead soldier was and where his body has been hidden, as well as who murdered him and why. In the course of this investigation, they discover a connection to the ganglord killings and the killers' motive, and to the case of the missing girl"--inside cover
Slicky boys by Martin Limón( Book )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 448 libraries worldwide
A murder investigation in 1970s Seoul by U.S. military police. The protagonists are detectives George Sueno and Ernie Bascom, the former an orphan from Los Angeles whose youth was spent in so many foster homes he easily adapts to life in South Korea. He speaks the language and understands the mentality of the people
Jade lady burning by Martin Limón( Book )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 438 libraries worldwide
The bizarre killing of Miss Pak should have belonged to the Korean police. But her amorous associations with American servicemen in Seoul also made her death the business of the U.S. Army's criminal investigation arm, of which Sgt. Ernie Bascom and Sgt. George Sueno were prized digits. George is from East L.A., Ernie is from another planet. In the army, going after the truth is usually seen as a criminal waste of time, so they are well suited to the case. The Eighth Army command is anxious only to squelch the bad press, and the boys are really only interested in enjoying their tour of duty. The two of them know Korea, they like Korea (George even speaks the language), and they are all too happy to check the tawdry dives the woman had trawled for customers. Even if they don't find the perpetrator, the consequences are minimal. There is something odd about the Korean cops' nervousness. Also, the actual killing is pretty heinous the oddly trussed-up victim is little more than a youngster. Nobody can't die but there are ways no one should. The case gets to George and Ernie. They even work on it after hours. In their line, though, getting involved with a victim isn't smart because you increase tremendously the odds of becoming one
Buddha's money by Martin Limón( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 418 libraries worldwide
In South Korea, U.S. Army criminal investigators Sueno and Bacomb go after the kidnapers of a girl. The abductors are Mongols, demanding in ransom a map showing Genghis Khan's tomb
The iron sickle by Martin Limón( Book )
5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
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. The attack is a complete surprise, carefully planned and clinically executed. How did this unidentified Korean civilian get onto the tightly controlled US Army base? And why attack the claims officer--is there an unsettled grudge, a claim of damages that was rejected by the US Army? Against orders, CID agents George Sueño and Ernie Bascom start to investigate
The door to bitterness by Martin Limón( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The pair of G.I. cops Martin Limon first introduced in Jade Lady Burning (a New York Times Notable Book of the Year) are back with a vengeance in their latest adventures in Seoul and the sin cities surrounding the capital in the 1970s. North Korea is menacing, Vietnam is burning as these two weave through the back alleys and bordellos, as they try to tip back the scales of justice in the right direction. This time they are not only pursuing criminals, they're chasing themselves in a way, too. Homicidal thieves have gotten hold of Sueno's badge, and are using it to lull their victims just long enough to strike-with his gun. That they are murderous makes it all that much worse for the dynamic duo. The army wants its equipment accounted for, the I.D. and weapon recovered. George and Ernie want to recover their reputation and catch the culprits
The ville rat by Martin Limón( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 355 libraries worldwide
South Korea, 1974 : 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
Nightmare range : the collected George Sueño & Ernie Bascom stories by Martin Limón( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
A collection of Martin Limón's award-winning short stories featuring the heroes of his critically acclaimed crime novels includes pieces that have been published throughout the past 20 years in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock
The joy brigade by Martin Limón( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 305 libraries worldwide
Dispatched to 1972 South Korea to prevent a North Korean plan to invade and reunite the nations, an apprehensive Sergeant George Sueño seeks out an ancient map that details strategic tunnels beneath the demilitarized zone
Mr. Kill by Martin Limón( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
On a crowded train from Pusan to Seoul, the brutal rape of a young mother sparks rage on the powder-keg peninsula of Korea, pitting Koreans against Americans and the 8th Army brass against the truth. Eyewitness accounts indicate the culprit was most likely a U.S. serviceman, but by the time Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom, U.S. Army investigators, are called in, the rapist has disappeared and anti-American fervor in this proud Asian country is threatening to explode
Ping-pong heart by Martin Limón( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
"South Korea, 1974. 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 a hundred thousand won from him--a sum equaling less than fifty US dollars. After two very divergent accounts of what happened, Miss Jo is attacked in the night, and Schulz is found hacked to death only days later. Did tensions simply escalate to the point of murder? Looking into other motives for Schulz's death, George and Ernie discover that he was investigating the 501st Military Intelligence Battalion: the Army's counterintelligence arm, dedicated solely to tracking North Korean spies. The division is rife with suspects, but it's dangerous to speak out against them in a period of Cold War finger-pointing. While they're used to breaking 8th Army rules, as George and Ernie go head-to-head with the powerful, intimidating Captain Lance Blood, they learn that messing with the 501st can have very personal consequences"--
Nightmare range [the collected George Sueño & Ernie Bascom short stories] by Martin Limón( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
A collection of Martin Limón's award-winning short stories featuring the heroes of his critically acclaimed crime novels includes pieces that have been published throughout the past 20 years in such magazines as Alfred Hitchcock
The ville rat by Martin Limón( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
South Korea, 1974: A young Korean woman is found strangled to death on the frozen banks of the Sonyu River with only a carefully calligraphed poem on her person. Sergeants George SueNo and Ernie Bascom, agents in the US 8th Army CID, are called in by the formidable KNP detective Gil Kwon-up to investigate. As they begin to investigate, George and Ernie come into direct contact with the US Army's 2nd Infantry Division, a disciplined and often brutal force that won't stand for outside officers questioning its men. But George and Ernie aren't exactly known for going out of their way to avoid stepping on US Army toes, and this is no exception
The iron sickle : a Sueño and Bascom investigation by Martin Limón( file )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Early one rainy morning, the head of the US Eighth Army Claims Office in Seoul, South Korea, is brutally murdered by a Korean man in a trench coat carrying a small iron sickle hidden in his sleeve. The attack was a complete surprise, carefully planned and clinically executed. How did this unidentified Korean civilian get into the tightly controlled base? And why attack the claims officer? Is there an unsettled grudge, a claim of damages that was rejected by the Army? Against orders, CID agents Sergeants George Sueño and Ernie Bascom start investigating. Somehow, each person they speak to has not yet been interviewed. The Eighth Army isn't great at solving cases, but they aren't that bad either. As George and Ernie continue their search, they begin to suspect that not everyone wants the case solved
Slicky boys by Martin Limón( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A passage over the River Hull: the story of Wawne Ferry by Martin Limón( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
G.I a Sergeants Sueno & Bascom Mystery by Martin Limón( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Mr a Sergeants Sueno & Bascom Mystery by Martin Limón( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Limon, Martin.
Limon, Martin 1948-
리먼, 마틴 1948-
リモン, マーティン
Languages
English (85)
Japanese (2)
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