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When Red Is Black

(2004)
(The third book in the Inspector Chen series)
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Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau is taking a vacation, in part because he is annoyed at his boss, the Party Secretary, but also because he has been made an offer he can't refuse by a triad-connected businessman. For what seems to be a fortune-with no apparent strings attached-he is to translate into English a business proposal for the New World, a complex of shops and restaurants to be built in Central Shanghai evoking nostalgia for the "glitter and glamour" of the '30s.

So Detective Yu, Chen's partner, is forced to take charge of a new investigation. A novelist has been murdered in her room. At first it seems that only a neighbor could have committed the crime, but when one confesses, Detective Yu cannot believe that he is really the murderer. As the policeman looks further, ample motives begin to surface, even on the part of Internal Security. But it is only when Inspector Chen steps back into the investigation that the real culprit is apprehended. And then Chen discovers how the triad has played him.

Genre: Mystery

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January 2007 : UK Hardback
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Title: When Red is Black: Inspector Chen 3
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-340-89755-4 / 978-0-340-89755-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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July 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: When Red is Black
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 1-56947-369-2 / 978-1-56947-369-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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August 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: When Red Is Black
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 1-56947-367-6 / 978-1-56947-367-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Press
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Paperback Editions

April 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: When Red is Black: Inspector Chen 3 (As heard on Radio 4)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-340-89756-2 / 978-0-340-89756-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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October 2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: When Red is Black: Inspector Chen 3
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 0-340-89757-0 / 978-0-340-89757-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sceptre
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February 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: When Red Is Black
Author(s): Xiaolong Qiu
ISBN: 1-59722-174-0 / 978-1-59722-174-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Pub Inc
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August 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: When Red Is Black (An Inspector Chen Investigation)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
ISBN: 1-56947-396-X / 978-1-56947-396-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: When Red Is Black
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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February 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: When Red Is Black Lib/E
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: When Red Is Black: Inspector Chen Series, Book 3
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: When Red Is Black: Inspector Chen Series, Book 3
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

December 2011 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: When Red is Black: Inspector Chen 3 (As heard on Radio 4)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


August 2005 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: When Red Is Black (An Inspector Chen Investigation Book 3)
Author(s): Qiu Xiaolong
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon CA