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He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. His victims are young, beautiful and viciously mutilated.



Li Yan, the head of Beijing's serious crime squad has been put in the spotlight. His bosses, the media, and the terror-stricken public are demanding a fast result. When American pathologist Margaret Campbell is invited to perform the autopsy on one of the victims her results send shockwaves through the investigation.



Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart. The need to uncover the Ripper's identity becomes paramount if he is to save himself and his family from ruin.

Chinese whispers - Peter May

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Title
Chinese whispers
Author
Peter May
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Hodder
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20040105

He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. His victims are young, beautiful and viciously mutilated.



Li Yan, the head of Beijing's serious crime squad has been put in the spotlight. His bosses, the media, and the terror-stricken public are demanding a fast result. When American pathologist Margaret Campbell is invited to perform the autopsy on one of the victims her results send shockwaves through the investigation.



Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart. The need to uncover the Ripper's identity becomes paramount if he is to save himself and his family from ruin.

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Peter May has been a journalist (Scotsman, Glasgow Evening Times), a writer on the hugely successful Scottish TV soap opera Take the High Road and the creator of three TV series: The Standard, Squadron and Machair, which is the Gaelic-language equivalent of Brookside. He spent six months in China, much of it researching his first novel, THE FIREMAKER.

'A grisly, gruesome thriller...An accomplished pulse-racer of a novel...This book is more than just a run of the mill whodunit - think Silence of the Lambs crossed with Quincy.' Daily Record on CHINESE WHISPERS

Intense and fascinating
Good Book Guide on THE FIREMAKER

Stunningly original, highly topical and extremely well written
Scotland on Sunday on THE FIREMAKER

A fascinating series, although this book, with its detailed autopsy of the dismembered victims, is not for those with weak stomachs.
The Sunday Telegraph on THE KILLING ROOM

'An intelligently written book, crafted with confident knowledge of the Chinese police system...Well-researched and superbly handled, the unfolding plot is ingenious.' Aberdeen Press and Journal

Is the book any good?The answer is a very solid...yes...it's engaging, topical...and certainly qualifies Peter May as a name to watch.
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A gripping thriller
The Mirror on THE FIREMAKER

Peter May opens a window on a vision of the modern Chinese political climate ... an interesting collision of a tremendous collision of cultures.
The Herald on THE KILLING ROOM

A gripping page-turner which combines edge-of-the-seat suspense with a fascinating picture of modern China making its painful transition to a market economy.
Irish Independent on THE KILLING ROOM

Fast and exciting ... highly topical, this is an entertaining read that will also give its readers food for thought
The Irish Times on SNAKEHEAD

A spell-binding and frighteningly realistic tale
Aberdeen Evening Express (Snakehead)

'Intense thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster...An absolutely brilliant thriller which keeps you hooked throughout. One of those rare unmissable reads which are both spine-chilling and terrifying, you won't want to put it down till the final full-stop! Grizzly and grusome, it is wonderfully written so you cannot help but cheer on the leading character.' Dumfries and Galloway Standard on CHINESE WHISPERS

'Peter May's plot is compelling and the scene-setting takes you into a rapidly changing world.' North Star on CHINESE WHISPERS

'A grisly, gruesome thriller...An accomplished pulse-racer of a novel...This book is more than just a run of the mill whodunit - think Silence of the Lambs crossed with Quincy.' Daily Record on CHINESE WHISPERS

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Suspense fiction.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
416

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