Articles tagged "Qiu Xiaolong"

Library Journal Best Books of 2015

Hot on the heels of PW, Library Journal announced their Best Books of 2015 lists & 23 Macmillan titles made the cut!

TOP TEN
A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION by Paul Fischer

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A HISTORY OF LONELINESS by John Boyne
CHILDREN OF THE STONE by Sandy Tolan
BLACK MAN IN A WHITE COAT by Damon Tweedy

ROMANCE
THE HIGHWAYMAN by Kerrigan Byrne
OBSESSION FALLS by Christina Dodd

HISTORICAL FICTION
THE NIGHTINGALE by Kristin Hannah

MYSTERY
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Thriller Thursday (9/17/15 Edition)

Cozy treats and big thrills await you this #ThrillerThursday:

SHANGHAI REDEMPTION by Qiu Xiaolong
THREE stars for the 9th Inspector Chen Cao mystery, where he learns just how difficult it is to be an honest cop in a corrupt police state. “Atmospheric and rich in details about life in communist China, Qiu’s incisive portrait of a corrupt system is brilliant.” — Library Journal, starred review

COME HELL OR HIGHBALL by Maia Chance
Chance’s “flawless” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) first in a 1920s cozy series introduces New York socialite Lola Woodby, a recent high-society widow desperate for cash who winds up as a suspect in more than one murder. “This light and frothy historical by the author of the ‘Fairy Tale Fatal’ series introduces a delightfully sweet protagonist who is nicely paired with the tough-as-nails Berta. Cozy fans who are fond of Alice Duncan, Deborah Woodworth, and Ashley Weaver will want to add Chance’s mystery to their to-read pile.” — Library Journal

DISHING THE DIRT by M.C. Beaton
Agatha Raisin is back for her 26th mystery, and finds that she must prove her own innocence when a local therapist turns up dead. “Fans of traditional English mysteries who appreciate oddball sleuths will be rewarded.” — Publishers Weekly
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Stars for SHANGHAI REDEMPTION

“The system has no place for a cop who puts justice above the interests of the Party. It’s a miracle that I survived as long as I did.”

Great news for fans of Qiu Xiaolong’s Chief Inspector Chen Cao series: the new book, SHANGHAI REDEMPTION, has THREE starred pre-publication reviews!

“Chinese exile Qiu once again movingly and convincingly portrays the plight of an honest cop in a police state, in his ninth novel featuring Insp. Chen Cao. The suspense is palpable, and Qiu gives readers a chilling vision of life under authoritarian rule.” — Publishers Weekly, boxed & starred review

“Character study, murder mystery, insider’s look into the hypocrisy and corruption that riddles contemporary China—this novel delivers on all of these, with side dishes of ancient Chinese poetry, Confucian sayings, and food criticism (especially of noodles). Another superb entry in an always outstanding series.”
Booklist, starred review

Atmospheric and rich in details about life in communist China, Qiu’s incisive portrait of a corrupt system is brilliant. Chen is an honorable man in a world full of deception and treachery. His ninth adventure features the usual mix of murder, poetry, Chinese philosophy, and food. Highly recommended for anyone interested in contemporary China.” — Library Journal, starred review

In SHANGHAI REDEMPTION, Chen Cao has been stripped of his titles and his job duties, under the guise of a brilliant promotion, to a new position with no power. But that’s still not enough, as it becomes increasingly clear that someone is attempting to have him killed—and quietly.

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