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Stealing Time (April Woo #5)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  267 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
NYPD Detective April Woo finds herself caught between New York City powerhouse politics and ethnic expectations when a young Chinese-American mother is beaten unconscious, and her newborn son is gone. The woman's domineering husband wants to control the entire investigation. The mayor wants the case solved yesterday. And April's new boss is just waiting for her to make a c ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published February 1st 2000 by Signet (first published February 1st 1999)
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Sandy
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
It was OK. If I saw another on any of my book offers for free Kindle I would read more.
Wendy
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I gave this book two stars instead of one, because I did manage to actually finish this. There is nothing spectacularly bad about the writing, nothing writing-wise that was irritating. But I found the depiction of April's mother and the other Chinese women not just irritating, but ridiculous and offensive. Mainly this occurs within dialogue. When immigrants speak another language, they are going to have errors and mistakes, and people from different countries will have different sentence structu ...more
Pbwritr
Feb 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
Chinese detective April Woo is investigating the disappearance of a baby, whose adoptive parents become suspected. The husband is linked to an illegal alien who works in his relatives' company. It's all very complicated, fast-paced, confusing, and well-written. April's mother is especially maddening because she has no understanding of her daughter's life or career and screeches at her daughter, and is a huge racist. A very satisfying book.
Eunira
Feb 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-writer
Found this somewhat battered copy in a ubs in Curitiba, but as I'd never read a book by Leslie Glass and the price was minimal, brought it home with me. I think that if I had read the series in order I'd have enjoyed this one more.
Juan Rodriguez
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Good read. It wasn't quite a page turner except when the baby was involved. The hero's mom was a bellyful of laughs. The repartee between the lovers was too close for comfort for an old romantic. The brothers certainly were the kind of baddies one loves to hate. Very satisfying overall.
Estibaliz79
Dec 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Puntuación real, 2 1/2, pero me ha parecido que puntuar con tres quizá sería un poco exagerado, pues me ha parecido una buena novela dentro del género, entretenida y de fácil lectura, pero tampoco excesivamente original o destacable.
S
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
love the April Woo series!
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
I simply love this series. I enjoy watching April Woo grow and accept the outside world.
Andrea
May 28, 2012 rated it liked it
First read for this author. Not bad it was a good who dunnit.
Jonathan
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Very good! Mystery, fun and romance in one place :)
Dianne
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Whodunnit, mystery, police story with a special twist that made it very different from the usual stuff. Well written and it had that page turner draw making it an easy and fairly quick read.
Ann
Nov 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the first Leslie Glass book that I have read and I will read others. Very good mystery.
Hildy Peterson
Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Grade: B

Ooooo. I have found a new series that I really like! April Woo here I come!
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LESLIE GLASS has worked in publishing and has written for a variety of media. She was a journalist at New York magazine and a short-story and feature writer for Cosmopolitan and Woman’s Own in Great Britain. A playwright and the author of the critically acclaimed mystery series featuring NYPD Detective Sergeant April Woo, Glass is also the author of Over His Dead Body. She lives in New York City a ...more
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