The Mao Case

The Mao Case

Book - 2009
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Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780312538743
Branch Call Number: QIU
Characteristics: 289 p.


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Aug 21, 2015

Like other books in this series, the actual mystery is secondary in interest to descriptions of contemporary China's politics and economy (often scathingly critical; the author lives in the US). For a break from the story, a number of scenes are set in restaurants where intriguing foods are set out for the pleasure of the characters. (Well, or not; you'll see.)

Well above formulaic mysteries, but the mystery plot leads the reader along.

multcolib_susannel Apr 18, 2015

Poetry, Megalomania, Chinese Opera and Mao's 'dancing partners' make a crazy mix in this Chief Inspector Chen mystery.

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