The Killing Room - China Thrillers (Paperback)
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The Killing Room - China Thrillers (Paperback)

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Published: 17/11/2016
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The American has come to celebrate a union spanning continents, a powerful conjoining of East and West. But all the money in the world cannot protect him from the horrors that are only minutes away.

THE NEW CASE

When a mass grave containing eighteen mutilated female corpses is discovered in Shanghai, detective Li Yan is sent from Beijing to establish if the bodies are linked to an unsolved murder in the capital. Here, Li will be working with Mei Ling, deputy head of Shanghai's serious crime squad.

THE NEW COLLEAGUE

Mei Ling is a formidable woman: a fact that is not lost on Li's on-off lover, forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell, vulnerable and still grieving the loss of her father, learns that the victims were subjected to 'live' autopsies, she knows the case is bigger than her pride.

THE KILLING ROOM

Li, Campbell and Mei Ling are now entering the arena of a sickening nemesis, and opening a door behind which lies each of their very worst nightmares.

The Killing Room is the third in award-winning crime writer Peter May’s ‘China Thrillers’ series which began with The Firemaker and Fourth Sacrifice. Peter May has travelled extensively across China, gaining unprecedented access to homicide and forensic departments of the Beijing and Shaghai police forces to create this series of meticulously researched and often controversial thrillers which has at its heart the tempestuous relationship between Chinese detective Li Yan and Dr Margaret Campbell, an acerbic pathologist from Chigaco.

‘a gripping page-turner that combines edge-of-the-seat suspense with a fascinating picture of modern China… as gruesomely detailed as anything Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs describe’ - Irish Independent

Described by Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as an ‘outstanding example of Scotland's rich literary talent’, Peter May was already one of Scotland’s most prolific television dramatists when he embarked on a career as a novelist. Beginning with his series of ‘China Thrillers’ he has gone on to write the cold-case ‘Enzo Files’ (set in France, where the author now lives) and his bestselling ‘Lewis Trilogy’, set in the Hebrides as well as various acclaimed stand-alone novels, including Entry Island.

 

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784291686
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 336 g
Dimensions: 198 x 131 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A wonderfully complex book - Peter James, on Entry Island

He is a terrific writer doing something different - Mark Billingham

From the first page I knew I was in safe hands. I knew I could trust this writer - Sophie Hannah

Wonderfully compelling - Kate Mosse

A true pleasure to read - Guardian

Peter May is a writer I'd follow to the ends of the earth - New York Times

One of the best regarded crime series of recent years - Boyd Tonkin, on the Lewis trilogy, Independent

Lyrical, empathetic and moving - Alex Gray

May's novels are strong on place and the wounds left by old relationships - Sunday Times

Will have the reader relishing every tendency of description and characterization - Barry Forshaw, Independent

Dark, exciting and atmospheric - Scotland on Sunday

Powerful and authentic - Glasgow Sunday Herald

A gripping page-turner that combines edge-of-the-seat suspense with a fascinating picture of modern China - Irish Independent

The plot is chilling and ingenious - Scotland on Sunday

Peter May opens a window on a vision of the modern Chinese political climate ... a tremendous collision of cultures - The Herald

Fast, exciting ... an entertaining read that will also give food for thought - Irish Times

The plot twists and turns like the tail of a Chinese dragon. A cracking good read ... Highly recommended - Shots Magazine

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“A-MAZ-ING”

This is the 3rd in the China series by Peter May & like the two preceding it, I did not want to put it down. However, from time to time I had to if only to release some of the tension! This book is set mainly in... More

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