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A Loyal Character Dancer

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Publisher Comments:

Praise for Qiu Xiaolong:

"A sequel [to Death of a Red Heroine] that in many ways is even more impressive. . . . [Qiu] has moved from the poetic, exotic milieu of his first book (although plenty of elements remain) into a tougher, wider, probably more commercial and modern version of China as seen by America."—Chicago Tribune

"Another wonderful novel featuring Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau . . . [for] Sinophiles like myself, who fantasize about taking an insider’s tour of Shanghai."—Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air

"The travelogue aspects of the novel don’t overwhelm it’s critical intelligence. As in all hard-boiled [mysteries], the murder and mayhem provide a cover story for a larger investigation of social mysteries."—Chicago Sun-Times

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 States. Inspector Rohn is already en route when Chen learns that Wen has unaccountably vanished from her village in Fujian. Or is this just what he is supposed to believe? Chen resents his role; he would rather investigate the triad killing in Shanghai’s beauteous Bund Park. But his boss insists that saving face with Inspector Rohn has priority. So Chen Cao, the ambitious son of a father who imbued him with Confucian precepts, must tread warily as he tries once again to be a good cop, a good man, and also a loyal Party member.

Qiu Xiaolong, a prize-winning poet and critic in China, now teaches at Washington University in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife and daughter.

Synopsis:

Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau has been assigned to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn, whose mission it is to bring Wen Liping, wife of a witness in an important trial, safely to the United States. Before Catherine arrives in China, Chen is informed that Wen has disappeared from her home in Fujian Province.

Synopsis:

From the author of the Anthony Award-winning Death of a Red Heroine, a new Inspector Chen Mystery

Synopsis:

From the author of the Anthony Award-winning Death of a Red Heroine, a new Inspector Chen Mystery

About the Author

Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai and received an MA in English and American Literature in China. He received a PhD in Comparative Literature from Washington University in St. Louis, where he now teaches. He is the author of Death of a Red Heroine, which has been translated into seven languages, and A Loyal Character Dancer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781569473412
Author:
Qiu, Xiaolong
Publisher:
Soho Press
Author:
Xiaolong, Qiu
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
7.5 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau has been assigned to escort U.S. Marshal Catherine Rohn, whose mission it is to bring Wen Liping, wife of a witness in an important trial, safely to the United States. Before Catherine arrives in China, Chen is informed that Wen has disappeared from her home in Fujian Province.
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From the author of the Anthony Award-winning Death of a Red Heroine, a new Inspector Chen Mystery
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the Anthony Award-winning Death of a Red Heroine, a new Inspector Chen Mystery
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