Chinese Whispers (The China Thrillers #6) (Paperback)

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Chinese Whispers (The China Thrillers #6) (Paperback)


The Beijing Ripper makes a personal vendetta against Detective Li Yan in the thrilling final episode...


His victims are young, beautiful and coldly mutilated. He calls himself the Beijing Ripper. Li Yan, head of Beijing's serious crime squad, must stop him.


Just as pathologist Margaret Campbell finds an insight into the killer's cruel signature, Li receives a letter from the killer, betraying his cruel intentions.


There's no way Li can misinterpret the Ripper's motives: he wants to tear Li and Campbell's lives apart, and write the darkest chapter in Beijing's history.

Peter May was born and raised in Scotland. He was an award-winning journalist at the age of twenty-one and a published novelist at twenty-six. When his first book was adapted as a major drama series for the BBC, he quit journalism and, during the high-octane fifteen years that followed, became one of Scotland's most successful television dramatists. He created three prime-time drama series, presided over two of the highest-rated serials in his homeland as script editor and producer, and worked on more than 1,000 episodes of ratings-topping drama before deciding to leave teleivision to retun to his first love, writing novels.

He has won several literature awards in France; received the USA's Barry Award for The Blackhouse, the first in his internationally bestselling Lewis Trilogy; and in 2014 was awarded the ITV Specsavers Crime Thriller Book Club Best Read of the Year award for Entry Island. Peter now lives in southwest France with his wife, writer Janice Hally.

Product Details ISBN: 9781681440743
ISBN-10: 1681440741
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2019
Pages: 512
Series: The China Thrillers
"...Offers some fresh variations on the catch-the-serial-killer within an autocratic society plot...May nicely handles the business of using mental fingerprints to identify the criminal."
Publishers Weekly

"The interesting locale and May's ongoing study of the difficulties in conducting Chinese-American romances are likely to interest a broader range of readers."
Kirkus Reviews

"This book is much more than just a run of the mill who-dun-it, think Silence of the Lambs crossed with Quincy, with a bit of the Lonely Planet's guide to Beijing thrown in."
Daily Record

"Entertaining reading, with a fascinating setting and an appealing sleuth."
The Daily Telegraph

"A major appeal of the series is the Chinese setting and May doesn't disappoint...a master at evoking the city."
INK Magazine

"A tightly woven plot."
Library Journal

"Peter May's latest crime thriller is a terrifying piece of writing...what a magnificent, horrible, tortuous, and lurid story!"
The Chronicle

"As soon as I'd taken in the first few pages, I wanted to read the five earlier books (beginning with The Firemaker) in this police procedural series set in modern Beijing. There's a surprising resolution and a crescendo of a conclusion, all of which made me want to read more about this unusual couple."
Bookloons Reviews