Dean Barrett

Dean Barrett first arrived in Asia as a Chinese linguist with the American Army Security Agency. He has lived and traveled in Asia for 30 years. His novels on Thailand are Kingdom of Make-Believe, Memoirs of a Bangkok Warrior, Skytrain to Murder and Identity Theft. Permanent Damage is the sequel to Skytrain to Murder. His novels set in China are Hangman's Point, Mistress of the East and Dragon Slayer. Murder in China Red is set in New York, featuring Liu Chiang-hsin, a Beijing-born private detective known as "Chinaman." Don Quixote in China: The Search for Peach Blossom Spring recounts Mr. Barrett's adventures in China in search of a cloistered utopia described in a 4th century Chinese poem. His plays have been staged in nine countries and his musical set in 1857 Hong Kong, Fragrant Harbour, was selected by the National Alliance for Musical Theater to be presented on 42nd Street, NYC. Mr. Barrett is a former NYC board member of Mystery Writers of America as well as a former member of Dramatists Guild. Sample chapters and covers of his mystery novels can be found on-line at www.deanbarrettmystery.com

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