The Golden Hairpin 簪中录 – Ce Ce Qing Han 侧侧轻寒 (HE)

In ancient China, history, vengeance, and murder collide for a female sleuth.

At thirteen, investigative prodigy Huang Zixia had already proved herself by aiding her father in solving confounding crimes. At seventeen, she’s on the run, accused of murdering her family to escape an arranged marriage. Driven by a single-minded pursuit, she must use her skills to unmask the real killer…and clear her name.

But when Huang Zixia seeks the help of Li Shubai, the Prince of Kui, her life and freedom are bargained: agree to go undercover as his eunuch to stop a serial killer and to undo a curse that threatens to destroy the Prince’s life.

Huang Zixia’s skills are soon tested when Li Shubai’s betrothed vanishes. With a distinctively exquisite golden hairpin as her only clue, Huang Zixia investigates—and discovers that she isn’t the only one in the guarded kingdom with a dangerous secret.

(Credit: Alex Woodend)

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4 Responses

  1. Silhoutte
    Silhoutte March 14, 2018 at 1:12 am |

    Is it purely investigative, any element of romance in this novel?

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous April 6, 2018 at 4:31 am |

    There’s also an interesting fan-made video of the book with English subtitles on billibilli here: https://www.bilibili.com/video/av5357204/

  3. H3lk4t
    H3lk4t May 2, 2018 at 3:24 am |

    Read the english version. Its a pretty well written book based on the translation. There is a romantic element but it is not in your face, more subtle. The focus is definitely more on the detective work. However, the CAVEAT here is that the translation is just on book one. There are 4 books to the series. So if you are expecting HE, don’t. The story is open ending if you are looking at the romance element. Hope this helps with the confusion as I think the chinese version is truly complete but not the english version as the translation is just on book one.

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