Inspector Chen (6 books)

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“[A] terrific series... [Qiu’s] perspective on China gives the mystery genre a cultural twist and unusual direction that make his books unique and well worth reading.”

—The Rocky Mountain News

 

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 to...


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 a sensitive...


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 of luxury...


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...


Shanghai Redemption

Inspector Chen #9

by Qiu Xiaolong

"The system has no place for a cop who puts justice above the interests of the Party. It's a miracle that I survived as long as I did."

For years, Chen Cao managed to balance the interests of the Communist Party...


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