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Daiyu Wu Mysteries

Welcome to the series page for the Daiyu Wu Mystery series.

Set in 1930s in Dallas, TX. The books are narrated by Jacques Haskin, Dai’s friend and confidant. Together, they will delve into the different facets of the people, the troubles, and the obstacles of this fascinating time in history.


Miss Daiyu Wu (AKA Dai)

Miss Daiyu Wu (AKA Dai)


Born: 1909

Chinese Zodiac: Yellow Earth Rooster – confident, with a sharp mind. Driven and always works hard. She is fiercely committed to her goals.

Devoted daughter and friend. Hates being thought of as cute.

Prince Razor

Prince Razor

Companion, bodyguard, and ladies man

Pomeranian and Scottish Terrier mix. He is Dai’s companion and bodyguard. Smart, sweet, and when called ‘Razor’ totally fearless and ready to jump in the fray.

Jacques Haskin

Jacques Haskin


Born: 1910

Chinese Zodiac: White Metal Dog – is straightforward and confident. Loyal, he will do anything for friends and family. Hates unfairness and will do what he can to correct it.

Jacques loves Dai like a sister. It was her machinations that got him added to the family. A debt he feels he can never repay.


Book 1

Black Jade – Could an old-fashioned ballgown be used to commit murder?

Black Jade - A Daiyu Wu Mystery

Prequel “How they met” Novelette

Jacques – The search for a place to belong. But how many times can a boy stand losing his home?

Jacques - A Daiyu Wu Mystery Prequel Short

Book 2

The JOY of Murder – A socialite accused of murder, planted evidence, and mysterious enemies challenge blind detective Daiyu Wu in her new sleuthing adventure.

The JOY of Murder

Mystery Novelette

Romeo’s Revenge – Two tragedies one year apart. An unlucky family or something more sinister? She intends to sniff it out.

Romeo's Revenge a Daiyu Wu Mystery Novelette

Book 3

Music of Death Blues – A suicide that wasn’t. Racial prejudice pushing a murder to be swept under the rug. Can Daiyu Wu throw back the covers to reveal the killer?

Music of Death Blues Book Cover - Daiyu Wu Mysteries Book 3

Prequel Short

The Prince and Dai – A sudden and violent storm. A desperate call for help. Can she find them before it’s too late?

The Prince and Dai - prequel short for the Daiyu Wu MysteriesΒ 

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