This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers' Favorite
Ensign Qing was a young naval officer on the treasure fleet of the Chinese Imperial, Admiral Zheng. He embarked with other officers on many voyages from Africa to the Middle East and beyond. Qing was smart and had a knack for investigating and solving mysteries, which made him valuable to his captain. When the fleet docked in the Tarascan territory, they expected to find only animals or barbarians. Fortunately, they found people who became allies. However, a horrible crime happened among the Tarascans. Qing must collaborate with the wise and elderly village shaman, Xmucane, to solve the mystery. Together, they discovered the truth, which led them to uncover conspiracies threatening the empire. Follow the investigations of the two detectives in The Casebook of Qing and Xmucane by Bel Coulson.
The Casebook of Qing and Xmucane by Bel Coulson is a short but captivating novel that I enjoyed reading. The book featured humor, fifteenth-century politics, sleuthing, mysteries, and more. So if you love historical, traditional, or medieval detective stories, this book is for you. I loved the plot, development, and beautiful characters that left a great impression on me. The unpredictability and suspense in this story made it impossible for me to put the book down. Lin and Bao were my least favorite characters, and they reached a perfect end. I laughed at Bin and his Tao talks, with Qing always ready to debunk every piece of false information. Xmucane and Qing were such a perfect combination that I wished they could preside over world affairs on our behalf. Bel is a talented writer, and I hope to read more of their works.