Muchuan and Xiang Wan

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Deemed hopeless by her family and that she was better off married when her fourth novel continued to be a flop, aspiring author Xiang Wan begins to doubt herself. While feeling conflicted about continuing her dream as an author, things take an unexpected turn when a dazzling guy appears before her and takes her to the police station.

“What? I’m the primary suspect in a murder case?”

A murder has taken place and the details are eerily similar to the details of her latest novel. The dazzling guy turns out to be a talented detective with a hidden identity who is assigned to investigate the case. From then on, her life turns topsy-turvy.

In the beginning, she seeks the detective’s protection by requesting to stay overnight at his place.

“Detective Bai, is it not the duty of the police to protect the witness when her life is in extreme danger?”

She ends up staying at his house overnight because of various reasons, such as—

Scenario 1:
Xiang Wan: “Detective Bai, you have no right to detain me…”

Detective Bai: “I remember you’re the one who requested to stay at my house?”

Scenario 2:
Xiang Wan: “There’s no need for that. Detective Bai, I can return…”

Detective Bai: “You’ve not cleared of suspicion yet. If something happens, at least you’ll have an alibi.”

Scenario 3:
Xiang Wan: “Why did you bring me to your house again?”

Detective Bai: “You haven’t released a new chapter today!” he said, enunciating each syllable, “I want to read your latest chapter before telling you of our latest investigations.”

“…”

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blazikens
New blazikens rated it
November 16, 2019
Status: c237
Imo, this is one of the only (tbh maybe the only one) novels targeted towards female readers being translated on Webnovel that is truly good. The rest are either the usual "assassin/miracle doctor transmigrates to cultivation world" or the typical modern "CEO x weak woman [who may or may not be reborn]".

Anyway, onto the actual story... at first, the few 20 or so chapters, while the story isn't cliché, it would seem as if the characters are: Xiang Wan (the female lead) seems to be the typical gentle, cheerful, pure-hearted... more>> woman at a struggling point in her life while Bai Muchuan (the male lead) is the peerlessly handsome, ice-cold yet perfect in every way prince. And in many ways, the characters of XW and BMC are just that, but as you read on further into the story, the author gives both characters depth by giving them dreams, aspirations, flaws, etc. It's to the point that while they still are cliché in some ways, they are also much better fleshed-out and closer to being "real". It was also nice to see a story about adults in their late twenties rather than teenagers or early twenties!

The cases themselves are quite interesting tbh, and as you read on, they seem to tie into each other. I found it enjoyable to see how XW gets herself involved into the policework while actually interacting with BMC, not just love at first sight. I do have to say that some aspects of the cases aren't always believable but not to the point where you want to hit your head.

Another thing I want to mention is that I very much enjoyed the fact that the "female rival" Xie Wanwan was much more developed than I was expecting - to the point where I think I enjoyed her character much more than the female lead, while still greatly loving XW. I did get annoyed at the ML's treatment of her tho - supposedly they were "really great lifelong friends" but once BMC gets together with XW, he completely disregards XWW - especially when she's at a really low point. I can understand not wanting XW to be feeling insecure about his relationship to XWW, but the way he treats XWW at some points makes me feel really cold and see him as a really bad friend.

But with everything, this story does have it's downsides: casual misogyny that can get tiring, the length of the story is too much (to the point where I got bored tbh), the typical over-describing of the ML's "heavenly looks" [vomits], sometimes the main leads don't really act their ages [XW-26, BMC-28] and more childish than they should be, and the indecisiveness of the main leads in their romance.

I want to expand on that last part, because I think it could greatly annoy people if they aren't prepared for it: While the romance isn't instantaneous and thankfully XW and BMC do interact before they fall in love, I wouldn't say it's slow-burn. From the start, there was a sort of attraction on both sides that quickly turned into the typical will they-won't they situation in which you get really frustrated because first it's BMC not wanting to admit their relationship, then it's XW who doesn't want to enter into a relationship, and it goes in circles for a while tbh. So yeah, while the romance is nice to read about and there isn't anything unsavory thankfully, the indecisiveness gets annoying.

To conclude, while it does have its problems, I feel this story is one that you can enjoy even if you do get bored half-way and drop it like me. I'd still recommend to read at least until the leads get together which is around the 230s or so. <<less
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Apaylia blackrose
Apaylia blackrose
April 2, 2019
Status: c135
This novel is quite intriguing. Despite it's slow pace and non existent 'active' romance, this novel grasped my attention. To the point that I wait for updates. It has its own kind of charm. The crime scenes are described quite literally but not in manner that make them vulgar or creepy. The romance is like an underlying current. Which is there but not tangible. You can feel it but not access it, Just like the murders described in this novel. There is always this mystery going around. All the cases... more>> seems to be different pearls of same necklace. As if we could string them up, then we would know, “who is the master mind behind all of this". These characters are well defined. They have life of their own. They stand there with all their goodness or faults. They are not forced up or made to be overly impossible godly existence. They interact and behave in normal society's mannerisms, not at all like some superheroes. And last but not least all of those cases are interesting. They are horrible yet you want to follow them. Quite addictive you can say. Sometimes you as a reader can also relate to the readers those are mentioned in novel by our author. You do want to dwell on those cases, rack your mind up for possibilities but end up getting surprised by the follow of events penned by author. Our author is just as playful and mysterious as the mastermind behind all these incidents. In summary you won't Miss out much by utilising your precious time to follow this novel. It's worth it <<less
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fltstrt
fltstrt rated it
January 23, 2019
Status: c84
Story 4.5/5, TL 4.5/5

It's been some time since I've read a cnovel of this genre with good translations! I wish there were more crime/mystery novels translated! In the story, crime solving takes front center seat and is the main catalyst that spurs the MCs interactions/relationship. Plot is pretty thrilling and suspenseful with many twists and turns.

Similar to Ding Mo's 'When he comes, close your eyes, ' the series of criminal activities are not standalone cases but seems to be intrinsically interlinked with the MC.

I like the odd pair-up of an... more>> over imaginative, budding e-Novelist (FL) and the perceptive Detective (ML). This unusual combo made solving crimes take on a unique angle with slightly unorthodox means. No annoying side characters too. Which is a major plus. I hope I didn't jinx this. The ML makes me swoon, he is definitely the tsundere type, which is right up my alley. I have a feeling the romance will be a slow burn.

I hope as the story progress, it will gradually take on a darker tone and amp up on the mystery and thrill! <<less
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Hylidahlia
Hylidahlia rated it
February 4, 2019
Status: c53
This story is a hoot. Out of all the stories I'm reading right now, this is the one I most look forward to updates on. The protag is easy to relate to, and the side characters are memorable and fun.
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Stop staring at my username rated it
February 11, 2019
Status: --
I wonder why this is not popular yet! There's comedy and mystery plus romance. I have to say that I totally did not expect to laugh when reading this novel, where's the comedy tag! I would say that the it's slightly creepy, not scary or anything but it occasionally gives me the creeps like those unknown phone calls in crime dramas lol. I suspect the novel is based on multiple crimes all connected to a big one targeting the FL. Looking at the amount of chapters (which is rare for... more>> crime novels, I think they are usually less than 200 chapters), I hope the suspense and comedy remains.

Edit: I found the indecisiveness of both leads in the romance department a bit draggy... <<less
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enjelasiho
enjelasiho rated it
November 8, 2019
Status: --
I really like this novel, at first I only skimmed the first chapter. Turns out I'm hooked to this story.

Character is 5 stars

Mystery 5 stars

Reminded me of TV series 'CASTLE'

Usually, I only read Chinese novels with a theme betrayal, reincarnation, transmigration. I like this novel, I hope the translation will continue.
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Miumiu
Miumiu rated it
February 9, 2019
Status: c1
Awesome story. Realistic plot and characters. The romance so far is quite slow and I’m not greatly impressed with the ML in that department. I’m enjoying this immensely
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