“When Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department lucks into an all-expenses-paid getaway package, we veteran mystery readers anticipate that more snooping than snoozing will soon be on Chen's vacation itinerary. We are not disappointed.” —NPR on Don't Cry, Tai Lake
“Chen's seventh (The Mao Case, 2009, etc.) is again peppered with poetry and told with clarity and elegance. Its portrait of modern China is as intriguing as its slow-rolling whodunit.” —Kirkus Reviews on Don't Cry, Tai Lake
“Thought-provoking, poetic and suspenseful.” —The Wall Street Journal on Don't Cry, Tai Lake
A good read worth the price. Really, really good if you like China based mysteries.Published 14 days ago by JATBC
The book was fascinating in that I learned more about China. The mystery played second fiddle to history and cultural information.Published 18 days ago by Marcia Cham, author of You Mean I Have to Look at the Body?!
I read all of the inspector Chen novels, and this one got 5 stars.Published 1 month ago by DENIZ E.
I assume the story continues in the next book by Xiaolong because it seems to end without any resolutions. i wonder if I received the complete book on Kindle.Published 2 months ago by Nora Gray
I was fascinated by this book, which is filled with local color and rings true throughout. It really doesn't conclude . . . Read morePublished 2 months ago by Shager670
A very interesting insight into Chinese governmental bureaucratic layers intertwined with a police procedural. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Nancy Cushing-Jones
It is timely that as i write, the protesters are blocking the streets of Hong Kong (http://bbc.in/1yxsWmE) and demanding more control from Beijing. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zabeth Marsh (book, tv and movie reviewer)