Posted by Cary H.
Chen Cao is a “poetry quoting cop with integrity” -- an Inspector with the Shanghai Police Bureau in the 1990s during a time when the People’s Republic of China is making big changes.
The author won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for the first in this well rated series, Death of a Red Heroine (2001). Interestingly, the author, born in Shanghai, China, currently lives in St. Louis, MO with his wife and daughter. He has published nine of these crime-thriller/mysteries, so hours of reading pleasure await if you like the first book!
This series was recommended to us by a patron and we look forward to reading a new (to us) series where each book also includes insights into Chinese cuisine, architecture, history, politics, philosophy, as well as criminal procedure. Enjoy!