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Limón, Martin 1948-

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Works: 21 works in 92 publications in 2 languages and 4,930 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Political fiction  History  Detective and mystery stories  Suspense fiction 
Classifications: PS3562.I465, 813.54
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Publications by Martin Limón
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Mr. Kill by Martin Limón( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 654 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 )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 586 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 )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 547 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 )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 540 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 )
14 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 511 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 )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and held by 505 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 door to bitterness by Martin Limón( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 451 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 joy brigade by Martin Limón( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 368 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
Nightmare range : the collected George Sueño & Ernie Bascom stories by Martin Limón( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 363 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
Mr. Kill by Martin Limón( file )
6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 209 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
The iron sickle by Martin Limón( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 127 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
Nightmare range [the collected George Sueño & Ernie Bascom short stories] by Martin Limón( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 24 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
Slicky boys by Martin Limón( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Nightmare range the collected Sueno and Bascom short stories by Martin Limón( file )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Twenty years ago, Martin Lim?n published his first mystery story featuring Sergeant George Sue?o, a young Mexican American army detective stationed on the US 8th Army base in South Korea in the early 1970s, the heart of the Cold War. George and his investigating partner, the rowdy and short-fused Sergeant Ernie Bascom, are assigned cases in which the 8th Army has come into conflict with local Korean law enforcement--often incidents in which American soldiers, who are not known for being on their best behavior in their Asian host country, have committed a crime. George Sue?o's job is partially to solve crimes, but mostly to cover top brass's backside and make sure the US Army doesn't look bad. Thoughtful, observant George, who is conversant in Korean, constantly faces difficult choices about whether to follow his orders or his conscience. Nine critically acclaimed novels later, Soho Crime is releasing a collection of Martin Lim?n's award-winning short stories featuring Sergeants Sue?o and Bascom. The stories within have been published over the last twenty years in a variety of magazines, mostly in Alfred Hitchcock, but have never before been available in book form. This beautifully produced limited-edition hardcover volume is sure to attract both critical attention and to appeal to collectors. A must-have for literary mystery readers
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
Hanzai sōsakan by Martin Limón( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in Japanese and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Nightmare range : the collected George Sueíño & Ernie Bascom short stories by Martin Limón( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The iron sickle : a Sueño and Bascom mystery set in Korea by Martin Limón( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 2 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
Mr A Sergeants Sueno & Bascom Mystery by Martin Limón( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
The iron sickle : a Sueño and Bascom investigation by Martin Limón( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 library 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
 
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Limon, Martin
Limon, Martin 1948-
リモン, マーティン
Languages
English (89)
Japanese (2)
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