The Mystery Bookshelf, where you can discover a world of mystery and suspense, is pleased to feature a new — or newly reissued — crime novel we recently received from the publisher.
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Don't Cry, Tai Lake by Qiu Xiaolong
A Chen Cao Mystery (7th in series)
Minotaur Books (Trade Paperback)
Publication Date: April 2013
About Don't Cry, Tai Lake (from the publisher): Chief Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Department is offered a bit of luxury by friends and supporters within the Party — a week's vacation at a luxurious resort near Lake Tai, a week where he can relax, and recover, undisturbed by outside demands or disruptions.
Unfortunately, the once beautiful Lake Tai, renowned for its clear waters, is now covered by fetid algae, its waters polluted by toxic runoff from local manufacturing plants. Then the director of one of the manufacturing plants responsible for the pollution is murdered and the leader of the local ecological group is the primary suspect of the local police.
Now Inspector Chen must tread carefully if he is to uncover the truth behind the brutal murder and find a measure of justice for both the victim and the accused.
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About the author: Qiu Xiaolong 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 QiuXiaolong.com.