Special District: Harbin: Drawing the Tiger’s Bones by Tim Stickel
First place winner of 2021 North Street Book Award for Genre Fiction
Top 25 Indie Books of 2022
A mixed-race patrolman of Harbin’s Special District Police. A dismembered body. A raging Red Terror campaign. A brewing war with the Soviet Union.
1929: Borya is paired up with a senior detective to investigate the death of one of the city’s foreign businessmen found in the Japanese zone. The trail leads from the Harbin’s upscale neighborhoods to its grittiest and beyond to the frontiers of Manchuria. They are drawn into the chaos of a potential war with the Soviet Union. Can they survive long enough to solve the case?
This is Book 1 of the award-winning Harbin Mysteries series.
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Tim Stickel holds a BA in History from the University of Washington and is an avid student of all areas of history. He found that he could share that love of history by writing historical fiction. The story-telling allows one to be immersed in the past in ways that ordinary non-fiction cannot. He strives to be as accurate to real world events and times, which includes extensive research of academic books and articles on Manchuria and Harbin as well as period travel guides, magazines, and maps.