The Rage of Plum Blossoms

Attorney Quinn Jones is in over her head. Her husband, Jordan Chang, Annapolis grad and superstar businessman, has been found dead outside their Greenwich Village brownstone. He’s wearing clothes that aren’t his, and was last seen at a place he never went while consorting with people he shouldn’t–and he’s vastly richer than he ought to be, Quinn discovers.

Since NYPD has labeled Jordan’s death a suicide, Quinn is on her own to uncover the truth. Courtrooms, Quinn knows. Chanel No. 5, horses, martial arts, and frizzy hair, she knows. Murder, she doesn’t know, but she’s learning fast in order to stay alive. With a few clues to work with, including a photo of Jordan with a stunning unknown Asian woman and a copy of a 1986 check payable to Jordan for twelve million dollars, Quinn stalks the back streets of Chinatown, haunted by the need to know what happened that day and why.


Kirkus Review

“I enjoyed Christine Whitehead’s The Rage of Plum Blossoms so much, and each time I put it down, I looked forward to picking it back up.  The protagonist is someone I think most readers can relate to – human, humble, smart, daring, frightened, capable, helpless – all that is truly real.  Her story is more about independence, and she discovers herself along the way.”

Midwestern Book Review

“An original and riveting mystery in which Christine Whitehead showcases a genuine flair for deftly crafting memorable characters and compelling twists and turns.”

The Library Thing

“It’s a wild ride as Quinn & her band of merry men race around Manhattan & Chinatown to uncover what Jordan was up to. An entertaining mystery full of witty dialogue. The twists come at you like a hail storm. At the heart of all the mayhem is Quinn, a resourceful woman who just wants the truth. She’s the kind of gal pal we’d all love to have.”

Luxury Reading, by Holly Madison

“I really enjoyed this book. It drew me in from the very first page, and continued to captivate me throughout. The pace was perfect, the writing was beautiful, and the story was a compelling mystery-a genre I don’t typically read, but very much enjoyed.”


★★★★★ “Excellent”

By Kindle Customer on April 26, 2017

“I read a lot. This book was so different than anything I’ve ever read. If you like reading book s with a great creative slant.. You will love this book.”

★★★★★ “Put this on your reading list.”

By Amazon Customer on March 24, 2017

“I love this novel! I was reading it on my way to Kauai. When the captain announced we were approaching our destination I was bummed. I had a few more pages and didn’t want to stop reading. Thoreau said, “Read the best ones first, in case you don’t have time to read them all.” Really. Read this one first.”

★★★★★ “Captivating!”

By Amazon Customer on January 24, 2017

“Such an unusual story and impossible to put down! Each character was interesting and had depth. Wish the story continued!”