This opening scene of the inspector chen crime novel red mandarin dress illustrates the theme of the old and new china colliding with painful consequences the mandarin dress is a perfect vehicle of this clash as it was once a symbol of elegance in the china before. Red mandarin dress begins with the discovery of a young girl who has been murdered and dumped in a very public area of shanghai just outside the shanghai music institute she has not been sexually assaulted but she is wearing nothing but the red mandarin dress which is associated with the bourgeoisie as inspector chen is away working on his literature paper it falls to his trusty . Chief inspector chen cao of the shanghai police department is often put in charge of politically sensitive cases having recently ruffled more than a few official feathers when he is asked to look into a sensitive corruption case he takes immediate action he goes on leave from work but while on vacation the body of a murdered young woman is found in a highly trafficked area and the only . Qiu xiaolong was born and lived in shanghai where he was a renowned poet and translator he is currently best known for his novels featuring inspector chen including the award winning death of a red heroine and the mao case qiu lives in st louis missouri. Red mandarin dress an inspector chen novel inspector chen cao book 5 kindle edition by xiaolong qiu download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading red mandarin dress an inspector chen novel inspector chen cao book 5
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