After Adam Dalgliesh, meet Inspector Chen Cao. And his creator, Qiu Xiaolong.
(Landmark sales are A Good Thing. I got this, The Right Attitude to Rain and The China Lover together for 99 bucks. Hardcover.)
'She's talking to that mirror again, farther?' says Misst Craddock. Father Cradock turns round slowly from the book he is eating and explains that it is just a face she is going through and they're all the same at that age.