A serial#killer is stalking the young women of Shanghai. The killer's calling card is to leave the
bodies clothed in a red mandarin dress.
Chief Inspector Chen of the#Shanghai#Police Department, a rising party cadre, is often put
in charge of politically sensitive cases. This time, however, as the case heats up, Chen is out
of the office on leave. But when the#murderer strikes directly at the investigative team, Chen
has no choice but to return and take over the investigation himself. As he seeks to find the killer
before more victims fall prey, he uncovers that the roots of these crimes reach back to the
country's tragic and tumultuous recent past.
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR OIU XIAOLONG
"Dark, gorgeous...feels authentically Chinese and it works
like a charm... a gritty, suspenseful tale."
-The Washington Post Book World on A Case of Two Cities
"Gracefully illuminates many aspects of modern Chinese culture
and society for the American reader."
- The Denver Post on Red Mandarin Dress
"Shanghai is vividly drawn, crackling with energy and a scintillating cast."