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.