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LATEST BOOKS (in English):

Years of Red Dust (September 2010): Coming Soon. Click here to pre-order from amazon.com

100 Classic Chinese Poems: “Officially” chosen as a book for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

The Mao Case (March 2009): A new Inspector Chen mystery. Click here to order from amazon.com. Qiu's discussion of the book's origin can be found here.

Red Mandarin Dress (November 2007): A new Inspector Chen mystery. Order from Amazon.com by clicking here or on the cover image.

Qiu has translated into English some of Inspector Chen's favorite classical poems in the bilingual book Evoking T'ang: Poems from the T'ang Dynasty (June 2007). Click here to order from Amazon.com.

LATEST BOOKS (in French): Les Courants Fourbes du lac Tai, the 7th installment in the Chief Inspector Chen Series, will be released in French first in May 2010.

Citie de la Poussiere Rouge, short stories. Serialized in LeMonde, starting July 2008.

La Danseuse de Mao, Inspector Chen mystery; it will be available in English in March  2009. The English title is The Mao Case. Qiu says, "The book is for all those who suffered under Mao."


Qiu's first novel,
Death of a Red Heroine, is #1 in a list of top 10 Asian crime novels, according to The Guardian (UK). Click to see the article

Qiu's novel
Death of a Red Heroine is one of the five best political novels of all time, according to The Wall Street Journal, which ranked it with Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon and other classics. Click to see the article