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I began reading this series at the suggestion of my instructor of a class about China. Chief Inspector Chen is a cop as well as a rising member of the Communist Party. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is the third book that I've read in this series and once again I have mixed feelings. It was, at times, quirking and charming, and other times convoluted and confusing. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Donald E. Gilliland
I read a review of one of the Inspector Chen novels several years ago, but had trouble locating the series. Now that I have, I am a loyal fan. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Gary
If you have any interest in contemporary China, classical Chinese aphorisms and poetry, Chinese food and culture, you will delight in any of Qiu Xiaolong's neatly plotted and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Peter R. Ramsey
I have read two other books by this author that I love. but this one I could not get into. I still highly recommend this author mainly for the wonderful glimpse he gives to modern... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Ruby
I was happy to read the disappointed reviews here because not far into this novel I was doubting my impression of Xiaolong's previous novel, Death of a Red Heroine, which I had... Read morePublished 12 months ago by M. S. Turula
This author has created one of my favorite characters in Comrade Chief Inspector Chen. He reminds me of Martin Cruz Smith's character, Arkady Renko, but he is more complex than... Read morePublished 12 months ago by David Hurowitz
A fellow traveler on a tour of China recommended this series, and we are glad she did. The story is set in 1990s Shanghai and illustrates the chaotic progress of the country from... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jack E. Leonard
Really enjoyed this book and looking forward to reading someone in the series. Most interesting was the portrait of modern day China politically and socially.Published 14 months ago by Joyce K. Gilbert