Return of the Shanghai Shamus

click to enlarge Qiu Xiaolong in 2007. - Jennifer Silverberg
Jennifer Silverberg
Qiu Xiaolong in 2007.
Washington University professor and author Qiu Xiaolong is out with his latest detective novel. The book, The Mao Case, is the sixth installment of Qui's popular Inspector Chen series. In 2006 the Wall Street Journal named Qui's Death of a Red Heroine one of the best political novels of all time.  

Qiu will be signing copies of his new novel at 1 p.m. this Saturday at Big Sleep Books in the Central West End. Qiu was the subject of a 2007 profile in the Riverfront Times, "The Case of the Shanghai Shamus," that won writer Malcolm Gay an Association of Alternative Weeklies award for best arts feature of the year.