Great new review @ Pechorin's Journal
an expensive gray suit with an imported label still attached to the sleeve Pechorin’s JournalDeath of a Red Heroine is not a literary novel. It is though good genre fiction. Xialong has a prose style which is clean and fast reading and I read the nearly 500 pages of this book without finding it overlong. I don?t as a rule read police procedurals, but I wasn?t sorry to make an exception here and given I read it between novels written by authors who were Chinese nationals and whilst travelling in China I can say it?s much more authentic than one might imagine.