Death of a Red Heroine (Inspector Chen Cao)

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Stupendous ... It does what detective fiction can do best: it captures the details, the grit of everyday life ... A matchless pearl. Fresh Air, National Public Radio, USA 'Qiu Xiaolong has produced a remarkable novel ... which portrays with skill the dangerous realities of a country on the brink of political change. Full of labyrinthine machinations, poetic interludes and reversals of fortune, DEATH OF A RED HEROINE is a complex and compelling mystery.' The Age 'a gripping tale of political murder'. MX Blends history, plenty of poetry and a compelling mystery: the murder of Guan Hongying, a former national role-model worker, a beautiful young woman who slipped from patriotic fame into loneliness and depravity ... We get to see, smell, taste and hear an amazingly evocative portrait of a country. Chicago Tribune Chen is an irresistible protagonist, likable and determined to make the honourable choices, no matter how dangerous. Qiu's portrait of China in transition, a potential eye-opener for many of his Western readers, is an equally compelling attraction. Kirkus Reviews 'a refreshing change from the usual crime stories.' New Idea, Australia 'Taking us into a world seldom seen by foreigners, this is a superb crime novel...in a word: Brilliant' Herald Sun, Australia Superb ... brilliant Newsday Marvellously assured ... engrossing, immensely readable Wall Street Journal 'a great read, with local detail spicing the criminal confection.' Weekend Australian 'taking us into a world that foreigners seldom see, this is a superb crime novel by Qiu Xiaolong' Daily Telegraph, Australia Riveting and convincing Far Eastern Economic Review 'The first police whodunnit written by a Chinese author in English and set in contemporary China ... fortunately, its quality matches its novelty' The Times 'an enjoyable read' Courier Mail, Australia 'This is a delightful first novel, which manages to develop an exciting story line with believable and likeable characters. It brings to life the sounds, smells and, yes, even the taste of China. I loved the excerpts from Chinese poetry, which seemed to permeate the whole of Chen's life and were beautiful little snippets describing intense moments. It was a privilege to observe Chinese everyday life from one who so recently was living it. In short, I loved this book.' Crimesquad.com 'This is interesting, the start of a detective series set in China where politics is everything, but our hero a man of honour. The mix is good, and the Chinese background is fascinating' Bookseller 'With strong and subtle characterisation, Qui Xiaolong draws us into a fascinating world where the greatest mystery revealed is the mystery of present-day China itself' John Harvey 'What a wonderful book! Go out and buy it or borrow it and read it...Inspector Chen Cao is one of those characters readers fall in love with, and most of the subsidiary characters are vividly drawn. But most vivid is the city of Shanghai: scarce housing, bad transport, fabulous food, politics, crime poetry and all.' Good Reading Guide

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Xiaolong's astute rendering of the many contradictions of contemporary Chinese life centres on the brilliant Inspector Chen ... A series that might well get you hooked. Sunday Telegraph Atmospheric and rich in behind the scenes detail ... Morse of the Far East. Independent Chen is a great creation, an honourable man in a world full of deception and treachery. Guardian With strong and subtle characterisation, Qiu Xiaolong draws us into a fascinating world where the greatest mystery revealed is the mystery of present-day China itself. -- John Harvey The first police whodunnit written by a Chinese author in English and set in contemporary China ... its quality matches its novelty. The Times The usual enjoyable mix of murder, poetry and contradictions of contemporary Chinese culture. Chen is a splendid creation. Independent on Sunday A vivid portrait of modern Chinese society ... full of the sights, sounds and smells of Shanghai ... A work of real distinction. Wall Street Journal Qiu Xiaolong is one of the brightest stars in the firmament of modern literary crime fiction. His Inspector Chen mysteries dazzle as they entertain, combining crime with Chinese philosophy, poetry and food, Triad gangsters and corrupt officials. Canberra Times, Australia Gripping ... Chen stands in a class with Martin Cruz Smith's Russian investigator, Arkady Renko, and P.D. James's Scotland Yard inspector, Adam Dalgliesh. Publishers Weekly Wonderful. Washington Post

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