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Death of a Red Heroine: Inspector Chen 1 (Inspector Chen Cao) by Qiu Xiaolong

Death of a Red Heroine: Inspector Chen 1 (Inspector Chen Cao)
by Qiu Xiaolong

Prizewinning debut of an extraordinary new voice in crime writing.
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Shanghai in 1990. An ancient city in a country that despite the massacre of Tiananmen Square is still in the tight grip of communist control. Chief Inspector Chen, a poet with a sound instinct for self-preservation, knows the city like few others. When the body of a prominent Communist Party member is found, Chen is told to keep the party authorities informed about every lead. Also, he must keep the young woman's murder out of the papers at all costs. When his investigation leads him to the decadent offspring of high-ranking officials, he finds himself instantly removed from the case and reassigned to another area. Chen has a choice: bend to the party's wishes and sacrifice his morals, or continue his investigation and risk dismissal from his job and from the party. Or worse ...

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Sku
GOR001011006
Title
Death of a Red Heroine: Inspector Chen 1 (Inspector Chen Cao)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Year published
Number of pages
480
ISBN 10
0340897511
ISBN 13
9780340897515
Prizes
N/A
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