Black Jade - A 1930's Cozy Historical Mystery Novel

Could an old-fashioned ballgown be used to commit murder?

Daiyu Wu believes there's been a murder by arsenic poisoning. But being blind, Chinese, and living in Dallas in 1930 carries many impediments. Add in the fact that the police aren't aware of any foul play, and her job becomes doubly hard.

With the help of her confidant, Jacques, Dai sets out to find the murdered and the murderer. More
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About Gloria Oliver

Gloria Oliver lives in Texas making sure to stay away from rolling tumbleweeds while bowing to the never-ending wishes of her feline and canine masters.

Her previous works have been fantasy, urban fantasy, young adult fantasy novels, and science fiction. Several contain romantic and mystery elements. Her short stories of speculative fiction can be found in all manner of anthologies, covering things from the fantastic and strange to a Bubba Apocalypse.

Her first series is the Daiyu Wu Mysteries. Set in 1930 Dallas, TX, they follow the adventures of Daiyu Wu, Jacques Haskin, and Prince Razor (a Pomeranian Scottish terrier mix) who is her bodyguard and also a lady killer.

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About the Series: Daiyu Wu Mysteries
The Daiyu Wu Mysteries is set in the 1930s Dallas, TX. Daiyu is blind, Chinese, and female. A dangerous state during what the press called the insurgency of the Yellow Terror. The books are narrated by Jacques Haskin, Dai’s friend and confidant. Prince Razor, a Pomeranian Terrirt mix, is Dai's bodyguard and the third member of the group. Together, they will delve into the different facets of the people, the troubles, and the obstacles of this fascinating time in history.

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