Night in Shanghai

The first novel based on the true experiences of African American musicians in the Chinese jazz age—and what happened when World War II exploded around them.



“Historical fiction at its best.”


— Alan Cheuse, NPR (review)


I LOVED Night in Shanghai. I held hope for the characters even after I finished, I was so deeply connected to them–to me, the sign of a great book.


— Ben Harper, Grammy® Award-winning singer/songwriter




New China Listings!



“Cup of Light”


South China Morning Post  Interview with Nicole

New Review in  Asian Review of Books

Watch Mones’ presentation at the Poisoned Pen, Scottsdale April 24th


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