Chen books take place in Singapore Three, a fantastical port city where business and high technology exist along side magic and ancient religion. The walls between worlds are thin in Singapore Three, and Hell—the Chinese version of if—is only a slip away.
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Hell is massively bureaucratic and structured with various ministries in charge of doing things to keep evil in the real world. Williams took that and turned it sideways in a most enjoyable way.
Chen is married to a demon who has escaped from Hell because of an attempted forced marriage. DI Chen has dedicated his life to serving the forces of good, but things have gotten messy and gray areas have sprung up.
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For one, his wife Inari is a demon from Hell. Chen and he form an interesting relationship of mutual respect and distrust, and their interplay is a lot of fun to read.
British science fiction and fantasy author—and witchcraft supply shop proprietor—Liz Williams grew up in an unusual household. The daughter of a Gothic novelist and a stage magician, she thought nothing of the demonology books on the shelves at home. She also devoured science fiction and fantasy novels growing up, especially those written by science fiction Grand Master Jack Vance.
It was no surprise that she would become a writer of stories in the supernatural and extraterrestrial realms. Before taking on the literary world, Williams got her PhD in Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge and lived and worked in Kazakhstan from the mids until The author credits her travels as inspiration for her writing, as she was often thrown out of her comfort zone and into unfamiliar, eye-opening experiences.
Booklist says readers looking "for something uniquely imaginative will find it in Williams' surreal fusion of Chinese mythology, paranormal high jinks, and satisfyingly suspenseful sleuthing," while Publishers Weekly praises the unique storylines, "colorful characters and imaginative settings extrapolated from ancient Chinese mythology Whatever makes you tick as a reader, you'll something to like in this unique, well-written, and fast-paced series.
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The Detective Inspector Chen Novels Volume One
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