When Red is Black
Soho, Jul 2004, 25.00, 320 pp.
Party Secretary Li cannot find Chief Inspector Chen Cao, so he assigns the investigation of the murder of author Yin Lige to detective Yu Guangming. Though Yu needs to find an apartment in overcrowded Shanghai, he cannot “politically” refuse a case given to him by the Party Secretary. He quickly learns that Yin wrote a banned book about falling in love during the Cultural Revolution.