Murder in China Red Book Summary and Study Guide

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A Chinese private detective from Beijing now living in New York City learns that a woman once loved is found murdered in a hotel room with another man. He uses his knowledge of the streets, his fists, and contacts, and his brains to track down the murderer(s). This is not a novel for those who love computer-solved crimes or forensics. It is a Chandleresque-type mystery and I loved it.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   Dry-cynical How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   90% Special suspect?    -   best friend Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   character killed during/after sexing Kind of investigator    -   hard boiled/private eye Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Ethnicity/Race    -   Chinese


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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