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Red Mandarin Dress: Xiaolong, Qiu Red Mandarin Dress: Xiaolong, Qiu

Red Mandarin Dress

Xiaolong, Qiu

Editorial: St Martin's Minotaur, New York, 2007
ISBN 10: 0312371071 / ISBN 13: 9780312371074
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Título: Red Mandarin Dress

Editorial: St Martin's Minotaur, New York

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: As New

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: First Edition; First Printing.

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Fine Black boards with bright red titling to the spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Some very fine shelfwear to the d/j - some light smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light - negligible. A fine copy in fine dustjacket. FIRST EDITION, FIRST Printing with the Correct Printers Key - 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. (10) + 310 pp. A mystery crime novel featuring Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police. "Xiaolong's astute rendering of the many contradictions of contemporary Chinese life centres on the brilliant Inspector Chen . . ." . Great writing and a series that got me hooked! . An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'AS NEW' copy. Gift Quality. ; Inspector Chen Novels (5) ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 113755

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Political corruption, capitalist greed and past injustices are all revealed when Inspector Chen investigates a serial killer in Shanghai.

An early morning jogger found her. Clad in nothing but a red mandarin dress, she had been dumped, barely concealed, on a traffic island. The death of a dancing girl was unpleasant but this was particularly unusual in that she had been left openly in the centre of town. She had probably angered one of the Mr Big Bucks that were taking over and transforming Shanghai.

Inspector Chen is an intuitive investigator, a talented poet and an honourable man on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Desperate to find a way to release himself from the perilous police career that had been chosen for him, he takes time off to begin an MA in Literature. Then another girl is found dead . . . With a serial killer on the loose. Chen is pulled back to work and into his most dangerous assignment yet.

Críticas: Intriguing ... pertinent ... intelligent ( New York Times)

A thrilling crime story and also an absorbing look at modern China. ( The Herald)

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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