The usual enjoyable mix of murder, poetry and contractions of contemporary Chinese culture. Chen is a splendid creation, with his facility for quoting Tang Dynasty poetry and T S Eliot, his quiet devotion to his duty, his unhappy love life and his appreciation of good food. Independent on Sunday Praise for Qiu Xiaolong : Qiu Xiaolong is one of the brightest stars in the firmament of modem literary crime fiction. His Inspector Chen mysteries, set in Shanghai in the 1990s, dazzle as they entertain, combining crime with Chinese philosophy, poetry and food, Triad gangsters and corrupt officials. Canberra Times, Australia Qiu gives a fresh perspective on the forces shaping a new China and the influences of the Cultural Revolution and then Tiananmen in 1989. Sunday Morning Post, Hong Kong A luminescent synthesis of thriller and literary novel Independent on A LOYAL CHARACTER DANCER Simply beautiful Herald Sun, Australia The sixth Inspector Chen series maintains the high standard set by its predecessors over the last three years ... the society that Chen lives in is brilliantly evoked ... In a word: absorbing Townsville Bulletin Stupendous Fresh Air, National Public Radio, USA on DEATH OF A RED HEROINE With strong and subtle characterisation, Qui Xiaolong draws us into a fascinating world where the greatest mystery revealed is the mystery of present-day China itself. John Harvey 'INCREASINGLY popular Chinese-born Qiu Xiaolong uses stories of murder and political intrigue to explore China's rapidly changing society. He elegantly manipulates the expectations of the generic Western procedural police hero with the right formulaic moves. His formal prose is often laced with beguiling Confucian proverbs and luminous turns of language...' Weekend Australian As in all good detective novels, the clues mount up and a sub-plot, about Chen's former lover, provides a further twist in an increasingly ludicrous but engaging story. Financial Times Compelling ... this fast-moving crime novel admirably depicts the intriguing struggles of characters grasping a foothold in a new and rising China. TLS on A CASE OF TWO CITIES A great read. Guardian on WHEN RED IS BLACK Chen is an irresistible protagonist ... Qiu's portrait of China in transition, a potential eye-opener for many of his Western readers, is an equally compelling attraction. Kirkus Reviews on DEATH OF A RED HEROINE A vivid portrait of modern Chinese society ... full of the sights, sounds and smells of Shanghai ... A work of real distinction. Wall Street Journal A great read Weekend Australian on DEATH OF A RED HEROINE In a word: brilliant Herald Sun on DEATH OF A RED HEROINE Chen is a great creation, an honourable man in a world full of deception and treachery Guardian Intriguing ... pertinent ... intelligent New York Times on RED MANDARIN DRESSRezension:
Xiaolong's astute rendering of the many contradictions of contemporary Chinese life centres on the brilliant Inspector Chen ... A series that might well get you hooked. Sunday Telegraph Atmospheric and rich in behind the scenes detail ... Morse of the Far East. Independent Chen is a great creation, an honourable man in a world full of deception and treachery. Guardian With strong and subtle characterisation, Qiu Xiaolong draws us into a fascinating world where the greatest mystery revealed is the mystery of present-day China itself. -- John Harvey The first police whodunnit written by a Chinese author in English and set in contemporary China ... its quality matches its novelty. The Times The usual enjoyable mix of murder, poetry and contradictions of contemporary Chinese culture. Chen is a splendid creation. Independent on Sunday A vivid portrait of modern Chinese society ... full of the sights, sounds and smells of Shanghai ... A work of real distinction. Wall Street Journal Qiu Xiaolong is one of the brightest stars in the firmament of modern literary crime fiction. His Inspector Chen mysteries dazzle as they entertain, combining crime with Chinese philosophy, poetry and food, Triad gangsters and corrupt officials. Canberra Times, Australia Gripping ... Chen stands in a class with Martin Cruz Smith's Russian investigator, Arkady Renko, and P.D. James's Scotland Yard inspector, Adam Dalgliesh. Publishers Weekly Wonderful. Washington Post
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Buchbeschreibung Hodder & Stoughton General Division Jul 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 132x197x20 mm. Neuware - The 8th novel in the Chinese crime series featuring Shanghai detective Chief Inspector Chen Cao. He is caught between Party politics and his principles, with his career at stake when he investigates the death of the son of a major Party member. The first in the series, 'Death Of A Red Heroine', won the Anthony Award. 304 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781473616806