Murder in China Red: A Chinaman Mystery

Dean Barrett, Author Village East Books $11.95 (259p) ISBN 978-0-9661899-4-0
Liu Chiang-shin, whose name means ""a mind as sharp as a sword,"" was raised in Maoist China, where he saw his father murdered by the Red Guards; 30 years later he's a private detective in New York City investigating the brutal killing of the woman he loved. Dean Barrett's (Kingdom of Make-Believe) Murder in China Red follows the man everyone calls Chinaman as he grapples with cops, bad guys and his own inner demons in a classically toned and sometimes cliched whodunit.
Reviewed on: 03/01/2002
Release date: 03/01/2002
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