Qiu Xiaolong's Anthony Award-winning debut introduces Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police.

A young “national model worker,” renowned for her adherence to the principles of the Communist Party, turns up dead in a Shanghai canal. As Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Special Cases Bureau struggles to trace the hidden threads of her past, he finds himself challenging the very political forces that have guided his life since birth. Chen must tiptoe around his superiors if he wants to get to the bottom of this crime, and risk his career—perhaps even his life—to see justice done.

Author

Qui Xiaolong

Qiu Xiaolong (裘小龙) was born in Shanghai, China. He is the author of the award-winning Inspector Chen series of mystery novels, Death of a Red Heroine (2000), A Loyal Character Dancer (2002), When Red Is Black (2004), A Case of Two Cities (2006), Red Mandarin Dress (2007), and The Mao Case (2009). He is also the author of two books of poetry translations, Treasury of Chinese Love Poems (2003) and Evoking T'ang (2007), and his own poetry collection, Lines Around China (2003). Qiu's books have sold over a million copies and have been published in twenty languages. He currently lives in St. Louis with his wife and daughter. 

 

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Series: Chen Cao

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2000
Review DEATH OF A RED HEROINE - Qui Xiaolong
Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 10, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Death of a Red Heroine, Qui Xiaolong
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
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Review DEATH OF A RED HEROINE - Qui Xiaolong
Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 10, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Death of a Red Heroine, Qui Xiaolong
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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