Chinatown Night Market hosted by Ed Lin

Fri, Dec 8, 2017 @ 6:30pm - 9:00pm

Tickets (includes food/beverage, museum admission, and a copy of This Is a Bust, a copy of Snakes Can’t Run): $40; $36 for MOCA Members. Register here.


Come celebrate the reissue of Ed Lin's 70s Chinatown crime trio--This Is a Bust, Snakes Can't Run and One Red Bastard. Admission includes a night of amazing food and copies of the first two books in paperbacks sporting a snazzy redesign by award-winning firm Spoon + Fork.



This Is a Bust, set in New York’s Chinatown in 1976, is sharp and gritty novel is a mystery set against the backdrop of a city in turmoil. NYPD cop Robert Chow is a Vietnam vet and an alcoholic. He’s also the only Chinese American cop on the Chinatown beat, but he’s basically treated like a token, trotted out for ribbon cuttings and community events. So he shouldn’t be surprised when his superiors are indifferent to his suspicions that an old Chinese woman’s death may have actually been a murder. But he sure is angry. With little more than his own demons to fuel him, Chow must take matters into his own hands.


Snakes Can’t Run finds Chow still haunted by the horrors of his past but on the trail of a ring of ruthless human smugglers--snakeheads. As Chow gets closer to solving the murder, dangerous truths about his own family’s past begin to emerge.

One Red Bastard (not available yet in print), concludes the narrative arc of Robert Chow as he tries to solve a politically explosive murder before the rest of the NYPD can close in on the current main person of interest: Chow's girlfriend Lonnie.




About the Author
Ed Lin is a journalist by training and an all-around stand-up kinda guy. He’s the author of several books: Waylaid, his literary debut and his Robert Chow crime series, set in 1970s Manhattan'd Chinatown: This Is a Bust, Snakes Can’t Run, and One Red Bastard, and Ghost Month. Lin, who is of Taiwanese and Chinese descent, is the first author to win three Asian American Literary Awards. Lin lives in New York with his wife, actress Cindy Cheung.