Laurence Yep. The Case of the Goblin
Pearls (1997) 179 pp. (Chinatown Mystery #1)
Auntie Tiger Lil Leung, a fading Hollywood movie actress, comes to
San Francisco to stay with the family of Lily Lew, her niece and namesake,
while organizing a float for the Chinese New Year’s parade. When a street
gang called the Powell Street Boys threatens to disrupt the parade and
steal the priceless “Goblin Pearls,” Lily and her aunt join forces to solve
the theft and stop the operator of a sweatshop in San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Along the way, Lily discovers her Chinese American heritage. Juvenile.