Hard to describe the whole story but I read it over 40 years ago along with other James H Chase mystery paperbacks. Very difficult to find and it cost so much. A Lotus for Miss Quon – Greenlight [ A LOTUS FOR MISS QUON – GREENLIGHT BY Hadley Chase, James (Author) Jan[ A LOTUS FOR MISS QUON. When Steve Jaffe discovered two million dollars worth of diamonds hidden in the wall of his villa in Saigon, he had no intention of giving up the loot. All he had to.

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He tells Nahn the whole story and she wants to go to the fo. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. The albums posted aren’t really reviews but items from my collection that are still available.

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Eventually it seems as if they give up even trying to convince you it’s actually night and there is little to make you care either way. A dissolute American living in a generic southeast Asian country finds a cache lotuus diamonds, leading to complications.

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Refresh and try again. He wrote as R. Halicki, Hoyt Axton, Marion Busia. Italy France West Germany. As far as hard-boiled pulp fiction goes, James Hadley Chase is a top-notch writer who deserves greater recognition. Mar 27, Lade Tawak rated it really liked it. Trivia One of the roles in this movie was originally supposed to be played by George Nader.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Of course, this is the corrupt Saigon of the early sixties and, when Jaffe disappears, other elements are out to find him and mmiss the diamonds.


Was this review helpful to you? Nov 26, Mark Vickers rated it really liked it Shelves: Sam Jaffe lives in a rented villa in Saigon while he works for a shipping company. With little chance to keep his secret he goes on the run and the only person who can save him is his beautiful woman but can she The car is a wreck and they grab two bicycles and head out.

Nov 20, Dhiraj Sharma rated it liked it. Love the suspense and just cant have enough of this novel. Sep 12, Ram rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sonam Paeda rated it it was ok Jan 21, Jaffe had just intended to stop him, yet rather he gets himself a criminal with kill staring him in the face.

Surprisingly for this genre and this era, not only does the author not stoop to goofy Asian stereotypes, but the title character of Miss Quon comes across as well-rounded, and certainly the only sympathetic character throughout its pages.

Published first published January 1st My email, vdubous gmail. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. All he had to do was organize an exit visa and leave, until his houseboy threatened to go to the police. He has Nahn hide on the floor.

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Email required Address never made public. Return to Book Page. Junkman and movie-maker Harlan Hollis struggles to stay alive when a jealous partner in his company hires goons to kill him. Two Vietnam deserters go their separate ways, become criminals and are eventually reunited.


The Viet Cong lots causing havoc at police checkpoints. Sam panics and kills him and hides the body in a closet.

Inside he finds a sack of diamonds. He eventually died there peacefully on 6 February Greed certainly isn’t good and leads to death and destruction all around but not to the protagonist. He left home at the age of 18 and became at different times a children’s encyclopedia salesman, a salesman in a bookshop, and executive for a book wholesaler before turning to a writing career that produced more than 90 mystery books.

The beginning of this book was very boring but it picked up towards the end. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Start your free trial. Open Preview See a Problem? He turns to his mistress Nhan s help. About lotue I’m a big fan of kiss books,movies,TV shows and music. It’s in Saigon. To ask other readers questions about A Lotus for Miss Quonplease sign up.

The peasants do their job but end up dead thanks to Sam and Nahn.

Secret agent FX goes undercover to break up an espionage ring. Raymond moved to France in and then to Switzerland inliving a secluded life in Corseaux-sur-Vevey, on Lake Geneva, from Dhawal Kharbanda rated it really liked it Oct 17, Charlie Lee Daniel Emilfork This movie is a cultural artifact and not much more.

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