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The Mao Case

The Mao Case

(2009)
(The sixth book in the Inspector Chen series)
A novel by

 

"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


Tucked away from the building sites of modern hanghai are the beautiful mansions once owned by the smartest families in 1930s China. They have since been bought by rich businessmen and high-ranking members of the Communist Party. All except one.

The owner is an old painter. Each day he teaches his students, all beautiful girls in their twenties.

Each night he holds a glittering party: swing jazz plays for his former neighbours, who dance, remember old times and forget for an evening the terrors that followed. But questions are being asked. How can he afford such a lifestyle? His paintings? Blackmail? A triad connection? Prostitution?

Inspector Chen is asked to investigate discreetly what is going on behind the elegant façade. But, before he can get close to anyone, one of the girls is found murdered in the garden and another is terrified she will be next.

Chen's quest for answers will take Chen to a strange businessman, triads, Chairman Mao himself and a terrible secret the Party will go to any length to conceal.

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Hardback Editions

March 2009 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-312-53874-X / 978-0-312-53874-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2009 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: Inspector Chen 6 (As heard on Radio 4)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-340-97916-X / 978-0-340-97916-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-312-60123-9 / 978-0-312-60123-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: Inspector Chen 6 (As heard on Radio 4)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-340-97859-7 / 978-0-340-97859-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: Inspector Chen 6 (Inspector Chen Cao)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-340-97860-0 / 978-0-340-97860-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

February 2009 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: Inspector Chen 6 (As heard on Radio 4)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-340-97858-9 / 978-0-340-97858-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

July 2009 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: Inspector Chen 6 (As heard on Radio 4)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

March 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Mao Case: An Inspector Chen Novel (Inspector Chen Cao)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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