Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

Death of a Red Heroine, by Qiu Xiaolong

  Death of a Red Heroine Death of a Red Heroine is on the one hand a fairly standard police procedural novel, as Chief Inspector Chen and Detective Yu of the Shanghai Police Bureau investigate the case of a murdered … Continue reading

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What to do When Someone Dies, by Nicci French

  What to Do When Someone Dies The writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French have come up with another “can’t put down” novel in their story about Ellie Faulkner, a mid-thirties furniture restorer, who answers her door one … Continue reading

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