Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Mystery Bookshelf: The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong, a Chen Cao Mystery

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The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a library of new mysteries, is pleased to feature a new mystery series title we recently received from the publisher.

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The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong
A Chen Cao Mystery (6th in series)
St. Martin's Minotaur (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: March 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60123-2

The Mao Case by Qiu Xiaolong
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About The Mao Case (from the publisher): Chief Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Department is often assigned cases considered politically "sensitive" and now the Minister of Public Security insists that Chen personally take on a "special assignment." Leery of international embarrassment, the party is concerned about rumors related to Chairman Mao. Jiao, the granddaughter of an actress who had a "special relationship" to Mao, has moved into a luxury apartment and become involved with a new social set centered around the remnants of pre-Communist Shanghai society. All without any visible means of support.

Worried that Jiao has inherited some sort of artifact that could prove damaging to Mao’s reputation, Chen has been given a few short days to infiltrate her social circle, determine if the feared material exists and, if it does, retrieve it quietly. And if he fails, the consequences will be unpleasant for all concerned.

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About Qiu Xiaolong: The author of five previous novels featuring Inspector Chen, he was born and raised in Shanghai, where he was a renowned poet, having written and translated several volumes of poetry. Qiu lives with his family in St. Louis (MO). Visit his website at

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