Two new novels, including tales of Chinatown and WWII, are available to local readers.

Conjoined twins and a mysterious gem in Chinatown can be found in the pages of a new book, “The Eye of Quang-Chi.”

Uniontown native Fred Adams Jr. brings the lives of brothers Ming and Hong Smith to the pages of his new book that takes place in the early 1900s.

The Smith brothers are unique in their intellectual abilities and cleverness — and in their shared heart. In the novel, their father sought the best education possible and immersed them into the world to embrace the diversity and cruelty.

“Now, a strange mystery plagues the city’s fabled Chinatown. A mysterious gem stolen in China is believed to be in the city,” Adams wrote about the book. “Pitting their unique intellects and cast resources, the Smith Brothers take the case to ward off a bloody Tong war. But, can even they solve the mystery of the Eye of Quang-Chi before the streets run red with blood?”

Adams also recently released his second book about World War II vet C.O. Jones.

“It’s 1949 and army ceteran C.O. Jones is living in Los Angeles working as a private investigator,” Adams said in a press release. Throughout the novel, he’s hired to find a “missing starlet” and finds himself in the midst of a intriguing conspiracy.

“Possessing an uncanny ability to recognize arcane abilities in others, Jones begins to uncover even deadlier shadows in the background,” Adams wrote, adding that there’s a hint of magic about the novel. “Never mind one of them may actually be a real werewolf with his own personal interest in the case.”

Adams, who is a retired English instructor from Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, writes with a flare of modern fiction with the aesthetics of the pulp magazines of the 1930s and ‘40s.

According to Adams, who has been a published author since 1971, “The Eye of Quang-Chi” is his seventh novel published by Airship 27 Productions. Other publications include “Hitwolf,” “Six Gun Terrors” and “Dead Man’s Melody,” the latter of which was a nominee for the 2017 Pulp Factory Award for Best Pulp Novel of the Year.

A PDF of the novel is available online at for $3. It’s also available in paperback on Amazon for $16.99, of for the Kindle at $4.99.

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