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The Fourth Sacrifice

The Fourth Sacrifice

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0312364644
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 405
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Winter 2007

The Firemaker

The Firemaker

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • ISBN: 1681440881
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 560
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A grotesquely burned corpse found in a city park is a troubling mystery for Beijing detective Li Yan. Yan, devoted to his career as a means of restoring the respect his family lost during the Cultural Revolution, needs outside help if he is to break the case. The unidentified cadaver in turn provides a welcome distraction for forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell. Campbell, married to her work and having left America and her broken past behind, throws herself into the investigation, and before long uncovers a bizarre anomaly. An unlikely partnership develops between Li and Campbell as they follow the resulting lead. A fiery and volatile chemistry ignites: exposing not only their individual demons, but an even greater evil--a conspiracy that threatens their lives, as well as those of millions of others.

Snakehead

Snakehead

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782065555
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 340
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A truck housing dozens of dead Chinese immigrants is found in southern Texas. Pathologist Dr Margaret Campbell thought she'd escaped her past by returning to the US from China; but assigned to this investigation she finds herself confronted with her former associate Detective Li Yan, dispatched to investigate the trade in illegal labourers. Forced together again by the case, they soon discover a link to a much wider threat - a biological time-bomb that links gangsters, politicians and migrants in Beijing, Washington and Texas, and puts the lives of millions at risk.

The Killing Room

The Killing Room

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 178087958X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 336
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Eighteen mutilated women in a Shanghai mass grave. But this is only the beginning of a horrific case for Investigator Li Yan and Mei Ling, head of Shanghai's serious crime squad. Ling is a formidable woman, and she appears to threaten Li Yan's relationship with pathologist Margaret Campbell. But when Campbell discovers that the victims were subjected to live autopsies, she knows she'll need all the help she can get. The Killing Room is the third in the acclaimed China Thriller series from Peter May, author of The Blackhouse, The Lewis Man and The Chessmen.

Chinese Whispers

Chinese Whispers

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782065547
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 340
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The Beijing Ripper is at large, using the gruesome methods of his Victorian inspiration in a city as booming and squalid now as London was then. But when Dr Margaret Campbell performs an autopsy on one of his victims, the results send the investigative team reeling. The police, the media and a horrified public are baying for blood, and Campbell's partner, Detective Li Yan, is the detective responsible for delivering the killer to them. However, the Ripper knows exactly who's after him, and when he writes Li a personal letter, the case - and Li's life with Margaret - begin to drastically unravel. Only one thing is certain: to save himself and his family, Li must find out who the Ripper really is.

The Runner

The Runner

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 1782065466
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 340
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A top Chinese swimmer kills himself on the eve of the Beijing Olympics. Days later, an Olympic weightlifter dies in the arms of his Beijing mistress. With the world's eyes on China, official explanations are provided in order to reassure the other competing athletes - but could it be that someone is engineering the deaths? Detective Li Yan finds that the only person willing to talk is a champion female runner. But she will only trust one person: the American pathologist, and Li's fiancée, Dr Margaret Campbell. When the runner herself disappears, Li Yan's enemies are set to ruin both his career and his relationship. Li must chase the runner down - before the killers catch up with him.

Whispers

Whispers

  • Author: Dean R. Koontz
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 9780425209929
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 457
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Hilary Thomas, a screenwriter scarred by childhood abuse, and Tony Clemenza, an ace cop and would-be artist, plunge into a love affair while pursuing the psychopath who brutally assaulted Hilary.

The Ghost Marriage

The Ghost Marriage

A China Novella

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: RiverRun
  • ISBN: 1786487047
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 72
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LI YAN AND MARGARET CAMPBELL RETURN IN A NEW SHORT STORY, YEARS AFTER THE DRAMATIC CONCLUSION OF CHINESE WHISPERS. 'I saw your missing girl at a ghost wedding last week. She was the bride.' It has been a whirlwind few years for Li Yan and Margaret Campbell. Nowadays, both are busy juggling their huge professional workloads - Li as the newly promoted chief of Beijing's serious crime squad, and Campbell as lecturer at the University of Public Security - with the day-to-day raising of their young son, Li Jon. When a desperate mother appeals to Campbell's own maternal instincts, Li agrees to look into the disappearance of a 17-year-old Beijing girl, Jiang Meilin. Yet Li's investigation soon turns from a favour into a full-scale murder enquiry. And when he receives an anonymous note he learns Jiang Meilin's death is tied to a dangerous underground trade, and a dark marital rite from China's past.

Flower Net

Flower Net

A Red Princess Mystery

  • Author: Lisa See
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 9781588366672
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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“Lisa See begins to do for Beijing what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did for turn-of-the-century London or Dashiell Hammett did for 1920s San Francisco: She discerns the hidden city lurking beneath the public facade.” –The Washington Post Book World In the depths of a Beijing winter, during the waning days of Deng Xiaoping’s reign, the U.S. ambassador’s son is found dead–his body entombed in a frozen lake. Around the same time, aboard a ship adrift off the coast of Southern California, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Stark makes a startling discovery: the corpse of a Red Prince, a scion of China’s political elite. The Chinese and American governments suspect that the deaths are connected and, in an unprecedented move, they join forces to see justice done. In Beijing, David teams up with the unorthodox police detective Liu Hulan. In an investigation that brings them to every corner of China and sparks an intense attraction between the two, David and Hulan discover a web linking human trafficking to the drug trade to governmental treachery–a web reaching from the Forbidden City to the heart of Los Angeles and, like the wide flower net used by Chinese fishermen, threatening to ensnare all within its reach. “A graceful rendering of two different and complex cultures, within a highly intricate plot . . . The starkly beautiful landscapes of Beijing and its surrounding countryside are depicted with a lyrical precision.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review “Murder and intrigue splash across the canvas of modern Chinese life. . . . A vivid portrait of a vast Communist nation in the painful throes of a sea change.” –People “Fascinating . . . that rare thriller that enlightens as well as it entertains.” –San Diego Union-Tribune A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best First Mystery A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Ghost Marriage

The Ghost Marriage

Collection Paper Planes

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Didier
  • ISBN: 227806875X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 96
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Chief Inspector Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell, heroes of Peter May’s best-selling China thrillers, return in a new story. A girl has disappeared in Peking, and the mystery is somehow connected to a strange marital rite from China’s past: the Minghun, or Ghost Marriage. Winners of France’s Pix Intramuros in 2007, Peter May once again takes his readers on a powerful, fascinating exploration of modern China.

Cast Iron

Cast Iron

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • ISBN: 1681441594
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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IN THE RED-HOT FINALE TO PETER MAY'S CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ENZO FILES, ENZO MACLEOD WILL FACE HIS MOST CHALLENGING COLD CASE YET. "ENDS MACLEOD'S QUEST WITH A FLOURISH." ---MARILYN STASIO, THE NEW YORK TIMES "A SATISFYING SURPRISE." --PUBLISHERS WEEKLY (STARRED REVIEW) "THE LAST SHALL BE BEST." --KIRKUS REVIEWS Western France, 1989A weeping killer deposits the unconscious body of twenty-year-old Lucie Martin, her head wrapped in a blue plastic bag, into the waters of a picturesque lake. Lot-et-Garonne, 2003 Fourteen years later, a summer heat wave parches the countryside, killing trees and bushes and drying out streams. In the scorched mud and desiccated slime of the lake, a fisherman finds a skeleton wearing a bag over its skull. Paris, October 2011 In an elegant apartment in Paris, forensic expert Enzo Macleod, now fifty-six years old, pores over the scant evidence of the sixth and final cold case he has been challenged to solve. The most obvious suspect is Régis Blanc, a former pimp already imprisoned for the murders of three sex workers, who may have been Lucie's lover in the months before her disappearance. But Régis has a solid alibi, and Enzo has a feeling the real explanation might be more complicated. In taking on this old and seemingly impossible-to-crack case, Enzo puts everything and everyone he holds dear in terrible danger--and in ways even he never could have imagined.

The Stone Monkey

The Stone Monkey

A Lincoln Rhyme Novel

  • Author: Jeffery Deaver
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743227778
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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The follow-up to Jeffery Deaver’s massive bestseller The Bone Collector (now a feature film starring Angelina Jolie and Denzel Washington) The Stone Monkey is a “simply outstanding” (San Jose Mercury News) addition to the Lincoln Rhyme series! First introduced in the spine-chilling novel The Bone Collector, Lincoln Rhyme dazzled readers with unparalleled forensic sleuthing—all done from the confines of a wheelchair. A famed criminologist, paralyzed from the neck down, Rhyme compensates for his physical disability with his brains—and the arms and legs of his brilliant and beautiful protégée, Amelia Sachs. It is Amelia who “walks the grid” for Rhyme, acting as his eyes and ears for the famously dangerous and difficult cases chronicled in Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling novels The Bone Collector, The Coffin Dancer, and The Empty Chair. Now the awe-inspiring duo returns in The Stone Monkey. Recruited to help the FBI and the Immigration and Naturalization Service perform the nearly impossible, Lincoln and Amelia manage to track down a cargo ship headed for New York City and carrying two dozen illegal Chinese immigrants, as well as the notorious human smuggler and killer known as “the Ghost.” But when the Ghost’s capture goes disastrously wrong, Lincoln and Amelia find themselves in a race against time: to stop the Ghost before he can track down and murder the two surviving families who have escaped from the ship and vanished deep into the labyrinthine world of New York City’s Chinatown.

I'll Keep You Safe

I'll Keep You Safe

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
  • ISBN: 1387532545
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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Friends since childhood, and lovers and business partners as adults, Niamh and Ruairidh are owners of a small Hebridean company, Ranish Tweed, that weaves its own very special version of Harris Tweed. Although it's a small company, their fabrics have become internationally sought-after as a niche brand in the world of fashion and haute couture. But the threads of their relationship are beginning to fray. As they prepare for an important showing at the Première Vision fabric fair, held in Paris every year, Niamh accuses Ruairidh of having an affair with Irina, a Russian fashion designer they work with--a fight that ends with Ruairidh storming off and getting into Irina's car. Moments later, Niamh watches in horror as the car containing her life partner explodes in a ball of flame.

The Fourth Monkey

The Fourth Monkey

  • Author: J. D. Barker
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544969944
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 416
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Se7en meets The Silence of the Lambs in this dark and twisting novel from the author Jeffery Deaver called “a talented writer with a delightfully devious mind.” Two days to save her . . . For over five years, the Four Monkey Killer has terrorized the residents of Chicago. When his body is found, the police quickly realize he was on his way to deliver one final message, one which proves he has taken another victim who may still be alive. One day . . . As the lead investigator on the 4MK task force, Detective Sam Porter knows that even in death, the killer is far from finished. When he discovers a personal diary in the jacket pocket of the body, Porter finds himself caught up in the mind of a psychopath, unraveling a twisted history in hopes of finding one last girl, all while struggling with personal demons of his own. Zero. With only a handful of clues, the elusive killer’s identity remains a mystery. Time is running out as the Four Monkey Killer taunts from beyond the grave in this masterfully written fast-paced thriller. “Creepy, scary . . . and impossible to put down! The Fourth Monkey is everything a thriller should be—a must-read!”—Heather Graham, New York Times best-selling author of Law and Disorder “A twisted, movie-worthy serial killer thriller.”—Crime by the Book

The Blackhouse

The Blackhouse

Book One of the Lewis Trilogy

  • Author: Peter May
  • Publisher: Quercus
  • ISBN: 0857382160
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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A brutal killing takes place on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland: a land of harsh beauty and inhabitants of deep-rooted faith. A MURDER Detective Inspector Fin Macleod is sent from Edinburgh to investigate. For Lewis-born Macleod, the case represents a journey both home and into his past. A SECRET Something lurks within the close-knit island community. Something sinister. A TRAP As Fin investigates, old skeletons begin to surface, and soon he, the hunter, becomes the hunted.

In the Dark

In the Dark

  • Author: Mai Jia
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 024196198X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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'Cracking another country's cipher is an undercover fight to the death...' Hidden deep in the mountains, the recruits at 'Unit 701', China's secret services, operate in a dark, shadowy world. There is the 'wind-listener', a blind surveillance officer who can hear sounds from miles away; the beautiful, unstable maths genius who meets a violent end; the old man who deciphers codes in his dreams; the spy who recounts a dangerous mission from beyond the grave. In this story of conspiracies, geniuses, revolutionaries and terrible moral choices, people sacrifice everything for a world of secrets - until, ultimately, it destroys them.

The Damage Done

The Damage Done

  • Author: Hilary Davidson
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 9780765368362
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Lily Moore returns to New York after her troubled sister Claudia is found dead, only to discover that the body in the morgue is not Claudia's, but that of a stranger using her identity, and that the real Claudia has vanished.

KILLING ME SOFTLY

KILLING ME SOFTLY

  • Author: Sheila Quigley
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780992878443
  • Category: Serial murder investigation
  • Page: 311
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Why are obvious murder victims turning up suicide notes in their hand. Does a new member of Jacko's crew know the answer. Why is Sandra Gilbride spending her days in tears. Will Lorraine Hunt find the murderer, before more victims appear, can she concentrate with the emotional turmoil she is going through.

When Red is Black

When Red is Black

Inspector Chen 3

  • Author: Qiu Xiaolong
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 184894652X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 320
  • View: 4813
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Now a BBC Radio 4 Drama Series. When Inspector Chen Cao agrees to do a translation job for a Triad-connected businessman he is given a laptop, a 'little secretary' to provide for his every need, medical care for his mother. There are, it seems, no strings attached . . . Then a murder is reported: Chen is loath to shorten his working holiday, so Sergeant Yu is forced to take charge of the investigation. The victim, a middle-aged teacher, has been found dead in her tiny room in a converted multi-family house. Only a neighbour could have committed the crime, but there is no motive. It is only when Chen returns and starts to investigate the past that he finds answers. But by then he has troubles of his own.

The Traveler

The Traveler

A Novel

  • Author: John Twelve Hawks
  • Publisher: Seal Books
  • ISBN: 0385673914
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 496
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Gabriel and Michael Corrigan are two young men living just beneath the glittering surface of life in Los Angeles. Since childhood, the brothers have been shaped by stories that their father was a Traveler — one of an elite group of prophets able to attain pure enlightenment. The Corrigans, who may have inherited their father’s gifts, have always lived “off the grid” — that is, invisible to the intricate surveillance networks that monitor people in our modern world. Thousands of miles away, Maya is attempting to lead a normal life in London. The attractive twenty-six-year-old designer wants to ignore the fact that she comes from a long lineage of Harlequins — a band of warriors pledged to protect the Travelers at all costs. When Maya is summoned to Prague by her ailing father, she learns that Gabriel and Michael have just been located in California. The brothers may represent the last surviving Travelers, and are in desperate need of protection. Maya is reluctant to be drawn into the solitary, destructive life of her ancestors, but she has been trained to fight since she was a young girl. Also searching for the brothers is Nathan Boone, a disciplined mercenary working for the Tabulas — ruthless men who are determined to inflict order on the world by invisibly controlling its population. Boone and the Tabulas fear the power of the Travelers, and for generations Tabulas have hunted them down. When Maya flies to California in search of Gabriel and Michael Corrigan, a colossal battle looms that will reveal a secret history of our time. In this stunningly suspenseful first novel, reminiscent of George Orwell and Philip Pullman, John Twelve Hawks has created a vividly imagined world that runs parallel to our own. Moving at lightning speed from the back alleys of Prague to the underworld of Los Angeles to a guarded research facility in New York, The Traveler goes beneath the surface to give us new insights on history and our own lives. From the Hardcover edition.