Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Enigma of China

Another investigation for Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau. Has the Shanghai Development Committee director killed himself or been murdered while under house arrest?

Poet and gourmand, Inspector Chen of the Shanghai Police Bureau is called in to oversee the investigation into the death of the Director of The Shanghai Development Committee while under house arrest. He has to negotiate the power of the Party, an internet campaign and a new potential romance. Dramatised by John Harvey.

Director: David Hunter

"Enigma of China" is the eighth of Qiu Xiaolong's Inspector Chen novels, all 9 of which have been dramatised for BBC Radio 4. They have sold over 1million copies and been translated into 20 languages.
"Witty and thrilling" The Daily Telegraph
"A welcome alternative to Scandi-noir" The Observer.

1 hour


Role Contributor
Chen Jamie Zubairi
Li Daniel York
Peiqin Sarah Lam
Yu Chris Lew Kum Hoi
Lianping Kerry Gooderson
Jiang Rupert Holliday Evans
Wei Paul Courtenay Hyu
Mrs Zhou Georgie Glen
Fang Lauren Cornelius
Chang Clive Hayward
Author Qiu Xiaolong
Adaptor John Harvey
Director David Hunter


Audio Books - great readings

Audio Books - great readings

A selection of highlights available to download via the iPlayer Radio app

The Shakespeare Sessions

The Shakespeare Sessions

Immerse yourself in Shakespeare’s world