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Death of a Red Heroine

Inspector Chen #1

by Qiu Xiaolong

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...


Loyal Character Dancer

Inspector Chen #2

by Qiu Xiaolong

Inspector Chen’s mentor in the Shanghai Police Bureau has assigned him to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn. Her mission is to bring Wen, the wife of a witness in an important criminal trial, to the United...


When Red Is Black

Inspector Chen #3

by Qiu Xiaolong

Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is taking a vacation, in part because he is annoyed at his boss, Party Secretary Li, but also because he has been made an offer he can’t refuse by Gu, a triad-connected...


A Case of Two Cities

Inspector Chen #4

by Qiu Xiaolong

Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is summoned by an official of the party to take the lead in a corruption investigation - one where the principle figure and his family have long since fled...


Red Mandarin Dress

Inspector Chen #5

by Qiu Xiaolong

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is often put in charge of  politically sensitive cases. Having recently ruffled more than a few official feathers, when he is asked to look into...


The Mao Case

Inspector Chen #6

by Qiu Xiaolong

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is the head of the Special Case group and is often put in charge of those cases that are considered politically "sensitive" since, as a rising party...


Don't Cry, Tai Lake

Inspector Chen #7

by Qiu Xiaolong

“Dark, gorgeous…feels authentically Chinese and it works like a charm.” --Washington Post Book World on A Case of Two Cities

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is offered a bit...


Enigma of China

Inspector Chen #8

by Qiu Xiaolong

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is in an unusual situation—a poet by training and inclination, he was assigned by the party to the Police Department after he graduated college, where...


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