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chinese whispers

listed by Deadly Pleasures as one of the

"Best British Crime Novels 2004"


"beautifully written and very evocative"
(Tangled Web)
"an accomplished pulse-racer of a novel"
"This book is much more than just a run of the mill whodunit, 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)
"Truly the best of May's series so far, this is not to be missed."
(The Good Book Guide)


"As ever, Peter May's plot is compelling"
(Highland News Group)

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

"without doubt 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 until the final full-stop!
Grizzly and gruesome, it is wonderfully written
so you cannot help but cheer on the leading character"
(The Standard)

"intriguing and convincing"
(Irish News)

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

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

"May is a fine writer in the thriller genre... I throughly enjoyed CHINESE WHISPERS."
(NZSA Review, New Zealand)

"An absorbing plot, an atmospheric portrayal of Beijing both old and new, and a fear that just grows and grows."
(The Northern Echo)

"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)


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