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Qiu Xiaolong (, ; born Shanghai, China, 1953) is an English language poet, crime novelist, critic, and academic, currently living in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Wang Lijun and daughter Julia Qiu. He originally visited the United States in 1988 to write a book about T. S. Eliot, but following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 a newspaper reported on his previous fundraising efforts for Chinese students, and he was forced to remain in America to avoid persecution by the Communist Party of China.

He has published six crime-thriller/mystery novels set in Shanghai in the 1990s at the point when the People's Republic of China is making momentous changes. These include Death of a Red Heroine, which won the Anthony Award for best first novel in 2001, and A Loyal Character Dancer. All books feature Chief Inspector Chen Cao, a poetry-quoting cop with integrity. But the main concern in the books is modern China itself. Each book features quotes from ancient and modern poets, Confucius, insights into Chinese cuisine, architecture, history, politics, herbology and philosophy as well as criminal procedure.

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Total Books: 69
Love and Murder in the Time of Covid
2023 - Love and Murder in the Time of Covid [Inspector Chen Cao, Bk 13] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781448311491
ISBN-10: 1448311497
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 1

Inspector Chen and the Private Kitchen Murder
2021 - Inspector Chen and the Private Kitchen Murder [Inspector Chen Cao, Bk 12] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727850713
ISBN-10: 0727850717
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Becoming Inspector Chen
2021 - Becoming Inspector Chen [Inspector Chen Cao, Bk 10] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727890443
ISBN-10: 0727890441
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Hold Your Breath China
2020 - Hold Your Breath China [Inspector Chen, Bk 10] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780727890436
ISBN-10: 0727890433
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Shanghai Redemption An Inspector Chen Novel
2016 - Shanghai Redemption an Inspector Chen Novel [Inspector Chen Cao] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250092458
ISBN-10: 1250092450
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Shanghai Redemption
2015 - Shanghai Redemption [Inspector Chen, Bk 9] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781473617957
ISBN-10: 1473617952
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Enigma of China An Inspector Chen Novel
2014 - Enigma of China an Inspector Chen Novel [Inspector Chen Cao] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781250048578
ISBN-10: 1250048575
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 2

The Enigma of China
2013 - The Enigma of China [Inspector Chen, Bk 8] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781250025807
ISBN-10: 125002580X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Don't Cry Tai Lake
2013 - Don't Cry Tai Lake [Inspector Chen, Bk 7] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781250021588
ISBN-10: 1250021588
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 3

Disappearing Shanghai Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life
2012 - Disappearing Shanghai Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931907811
ISBN-10: 1931907811
Genre: History
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Seda roja
2012 - Seda Roja [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483835890
ISBN-10: 8483835894
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Years of Red Dust Stories of Shanghai
2011 - Years of Red Dust Stories of Shanghai (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312609252
ISBN-10: 0312609256
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

Years of Red Dust
2010 - Years of Red Dust (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780312628093
ISBN-10: 0312628099
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 2

El caso Mao
2010 - El Caso Mao [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788483832899
ISBN-10: 8483832895
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Mao Case An Inspector Chen Novel
2010 - The Mao Case an Inspector Chen Novel [Inspector Chen Cao] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312601232
ISBN-10: 0312601239
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 2

El caso de las dos ciudades / A Case of Two Cities
2009 - El Caso De Las Dos Ciudades / a Case of Two Cities [Tapa Negra / Black Cover - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788492573820
ISBN-10: 8492573821
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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100 Poems from Tang and Song Dynasties
2009 - 100 Poems From Tang and Song Dynasties (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781606520291
ISBN-10: 1606520296
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Red Mandarin Dress An Inspector Chen Novel
2009 - Red Mandarin Dress an Inspector Chen Novel [Inspector Chen Cao] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312539696
ISBN-10: 031253969X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 8

Cuando el rojo es negro/ When Red Is Black
2009 - Cuando El Rojo Es Negro/ When Red Is Black [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496968974
ISBN-10: 8496968979
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Lines Around China Lines Out Of China
2008 - Lines Around China Lines Out of China [Volume 2000] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781440453724
ISBN-10: 1440453721
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Red Mandarin Dress
2008 - Red Mandarin Dress (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780340935187
ISBN-10: 0340935189
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
 1

2007 - Le Trs Corruptible Mandarin [French Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - A Loyal Character Dancer [Inspector Chen Cao, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Classic Chinese Love Poems [English and Chinese Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - Death of a Red Heroine [Inspector Chen, Bk 1] (Paperback)