Red Mandarin Dress An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao) by Qiu Xiaolong

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Published by St. Martin"s Minotaur .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Mystery And Suspense Fiction,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Mystery/ Detective,
  • Mystery/Suspense,
  • Mystery & Detective - General,
  • Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural,
  • Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9492996M
ISBN 100312371071
ISBN 109780312371074

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With Chief Inspector Chen Cao (A Case of Two Cities,etc.) on a leave of absence to pursue an advanced degree in literary studies, the case falls to his uninspired second-in-command, Det. Yu, who’s eager to fly solo and make a favorable.

Red Mandarin Dress takes the reader into a different kind of thought, a world that, while recognizable as similar to ours, is actually quite altered. I don't know that there is an innate Chinese-ness that is so separated from ours, but the turmoil through which that society has gone over the last 50 years has created a mindset that only a.

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