Category Archives: Qui Xiaolong

Pulp Friday: the pulp of John D MacDonald

“He Sold His Soul For Another Man’s Wife.” This weeks Pulp Friday is a selection of covers from the prolific US thriller writer, John D MacDonald. MacDonald got his start writing for pulp magazines in the late forties, then rode … Continue reading

Writing noir fiction in Asia

Late last week in Phnom Penh a book was launched that I’m very proud to have a story in. It’s called Phnom Penh Noir, an anthology of 14 noir stories set in Cambodia. Amongst the authors are Roland Joffe, the … Continue reading

Book review: Death of a Red Heroine

Several months ago, I did a post (which you can view here) on why so little indigenous crime fiction comes out of China. One of the authors I mentioned, probably the best known Chinese crime writer in the West, is … Continue reading

In China, crime fiction and social harmony do not mix

Something was confirmed for me over the last couple of days that I’ve long suspected: crime fiction and authoritarian governments do not mix. But before I explore this further, a little background is required. On Friday night, I and over a … Continue reading