Death of a Red Heroine (Paperback)

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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 dead in a Shanghai canal. As Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Special Cases Bureau struggles to trace the hidden threads of her past, he finds himself challenging the very political forces that have guided his life since birth. Chen must tiptoe around his own superiors if he wants to get to the bottom of this crime, and risk his career perhaps even his life if he wants to see justice done.

About the Author

Qiu Xiaolong was born in Shanghai and, since 1988, has lived in St. Louis, Missouri. A poet and a translator, he has an MA and a Ph.D. from Washington University. He is the author of several previous novels featuring Inspector Chen, including the award-winning "Death of a Red Heroine" and "A Case of Two Cities".

Product Details
ISBN: 9781569472422
ISBN-10: 1569472424
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: July 2003
Pages: 464
Language: English
Series: Soho Crime