Category Archives: The Chinese Chop

The Slow Boat to China – Travel & Immigration Law

After a couple of research trips to Los Angeles and New York, I’m back in Hawaii recovering from jet lag and contemplating the old style of travel that Juanita Sheridan and Li Ling-Ai used – the ocean liner. I’ve never … Continue reading

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Back to the Search: Dedications, Obituaries & Live Voices

A good mystery author is always hiding clues for readers.  Juanita Sheridan’s book dedications are cryptic clues to various passages in her life.  A couple of these dedications are still mysteries to me, but I have figured out a few:  The … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Margaret Morgan Lawrence, Female Role Models, George Houser, Irving Wolfe, Juanita Sheridan, Juanita Sheridan's Associates, Juanita Sheridan's Husbands, Rue Morgue Press, The Chinese Chop, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Angie Tudor, Animation & Anna May Wong

What do all three have in common? No, not the letters AN.  It’s  JUANITA SHERIDAN! Angie Tudor is the Chinese female lead in Sheridan’s first novel WHAT DARK SECRET co-written in Hawaii with the Michigan transplant dentist Dorothy Dudley.  In … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal about a Chinese woman in a mystery novel anyway? Growing up in 1960s Hawaii I was one of those avid readers who would borrow my limit from the library every week and read books under the … Continue reading

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The Source

Tom and Enid Schantz are the heroic couple who formed Rue Morgue Press and brought Juanita Sheridan’s books (and Lily Wu) back to life.  According to the back jacket copy of the reissued paperback version of THE CHINESE CHOP, Sheridan’s … Continue reading

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