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by David Rotenberg

Free eBook The Shanghai Murders: Of Love And Ivory download ISBN: 0312186614
Author: David Rotenberg
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books (August 1998)
Language: English
Category: Unexplained Phenomenons
Subcategory: Mystery
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The shanghai murders.

The shanghai murders. Finally, I’d like to thank the faculty of the Shanghai Theatre Academy for their patience with this impatient Long Nose, the talent of a brilliant young Chinese actress who played the lead in Rita Joe for me, and my fabulous translator and much valued friend (and the original Zhong Fong) Zhang Fang. A note on Chinese names: They have been simplified as much as possible to resemble the spelling that we would use in the West.

David Rotenberg tin’s Press; Ruth Cavin, without whose skill this book would have never reached its present form. On the less practical side, the support of my parents and brothers was always there for me when I needed it. Robert’s efforts on the part of the book went well beyond sibling obligation.

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The Shanghai Murders - A Mystery of Love and Ivory. Detective Zhong Fong, former head of special investigations with the Shanghai police, has been branded a traitor and exiled to a sleepy village in northwestern China

The Shanghai Murders - A Mystery of Love and Ivory. In a busy Shanghai alley, the body of an American police officer is found, dismembered and arranged in bizarre fashion. The murder appears to be the work of a trained assassin with a deadly message to send. And before long, he leaves another: the body of an African diplomat, as skilfully carved up as the first. Detective Zhong Fong, former head of special investigations with the Shanghai police, has been branded a traitor and exiled to a sleepy village in northwestern China. But his isolation comes to an abrupt end when two Party officials whisk him away in the middle of the night.

May 2002 : Canada Paperback.

The papers say that ivory is smuggled into Shanghai Fong saw them as the eyes of one in love. The eyes of one addicted to the thing he loved, who knew that the source of his addiction had dried up.

The papers say that ivory is smuggled into Shanghai. The papers want it stopped. Fong saw them as the eyes of one in love. That when his work on these tusks was finished, he would have no further reason to live. Just as Li Xiao was about to board the plane for Taipei he was summoned to the front desk by a page.

David Rotenberg is the author of four other Zhong Fong mysteries, as well as the novel Shanghai. He is one of Canada's foremost directors and acting teachers and has directed plays on Broadway and in Canada, South Africa and China. Thriller & Crime Fiction

David Rotenberg is the author of four other Zhong Fong mysteries, as well as the novel Shanghai. Thriller & Crime Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. 1st ed. by David Rotenberg. Published 1998 by St. Martin's Press in New York.

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Warianys
The long historical generational story unfolds with speed and persuasion. The connections among the continuing personalities over time is clear. As an added bonus, the author's linking of this historical fiction to the modern history of China is exciting. Yet another bonus is the connection of these characters with the characters in the author's Zhong Fong detective novels Very very clever and entertaining!
Nagis
If you visit Shanghai , you find that people who live there prefer to be called Shanghaiese rather than Chinese . For the rest of us westerners who didn't or don't know of the difference ,and wondered the "why "and "how" of the Chinese psyche , ....of infinite patience:. about loyalty to family and of taking the long view.."..about governments that rise and then fall away ...,or if you just want to know more about China , and what it is to "be Chinese " or more specifically Shanghaiese,David Rotenberg's "Shanghai "is about these things and so much more.
Mojar
A1
Silly Dog
This is truly a masterpiece of a novel that vividly describes the history of Shanghai as it grew to become the largest city in Asia. I was totally captivated by the characters (the First Emperor, the Dowager Empress, the families at the head of the great Shanghai trading companies, Charles Soong, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, General and Madame Chiang Kai Shek, Mao, and the various generations of the members of the Ivory Compact), the Chinese setting and the dramatic sweep of history from start to finish. I also enjoyed the way the author interwove his mastery of the theatre into various parts of this novel. David Rotenberg is a brilliant storyteller. The quality of his writing eclipses anything written by James Clavell and Robert Elegant. You must read this superb book.
Via
LIBRARY JOURNAL: "This is an excellent police procedural with exotic, foreboding surroundings and a wonderfully nefarious plot. Highly Recommended...This awesome first novel slides readers into the crowded, booming, dangerous morass of modern Shanghai where homicide inspector Zhong Fong looks for a lethally talented assassin...Excellent."
Skilkancar
I'd expected great things from this huge book with the interesting blurb on the back cover. However, I found it a real slog... the author has certainly done his research, but spends the entire book using over-blown language and constantly pointing out the fact that life is cyclical, everything is one, and there is inherent truth in beauty. I'm sure he was trying to write the book in a way that felt somewhat like a piece of Chinese music, or a Chinese opera, but it just went on forever and I was very glad when, at last, the fat lady sang.
Akta
A really excellent book that wonderfully interweaves a fictional story with actual history, spanning a period in which non-Chinese cultures should not necessarily be proud as the "Fan Kuei" characters search for wealth at any cost. It’s a long book but well worth reading - hard to put down once you have started. I loved it!