The Publishing News
Scotland on Sunday
"as gruesomely detailed as anything Patricia Cornwell or Kathy Reichs describe"
Glasgow Evening Times
"If you want a good quotient of blood and gore, and an informed and balanced view of modern China...then I highly recommend this book."
"It'll have you checking out travel sites for cheap tickets to Shanghai"
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"I most certainly would recommend it... definitely worth reading... very visual... strong characters... a fantastic story with a really brilliant ending... and human interest. All the right ingredients..."
Cover Story, Radio Scotland
Deadly Pleasures (The Anthony Award Winning Mystery Magazine)
"Seat edging suspense... that will keep you turning the pages as fast as any North American serial killer chiller"
What's On, Birmingham
"Suspenseful plot twists and turns, the beautifully depicted Chinese culture, and the unresolved relationship of Li and Campbell make this an essential read. While there are other mysteries using modern China as a setting, none is as provocative as May's series... Highly recommended for all mystery collections."
Library Journal (starred review)
"In May’s rewarding third mystery to feature American pathologist Margaret Campbell and Chinese deputy section chief Li Yan... Campbell coaxes the identities of four of the women from their body fragments, and each is a poignant yet apparently unrelated story."
"The Killing Room is a provocative, stomach-churning, suspense-filled forensic thriller that enhances Peter May's growing reputation as a skilled storyteller who knows how to serve up vivid narratives, romantic adventures, compelling characterizations, riveting plots, and intriguing views of modern-day China. The Killing Room is highly recommended."
"Interdepartmental politics and Party member interference add realism and complexity to the intricate plot. But just as riveting is the triangle between Inspector Li, the rather abrasive Margaret, and sexy Shanghai cop Mei-Ling... The Killing Room is a brisk, solidly plotted police procedural, with lots of gritty forensic details."
Mystery Scene Magazine
"Against this atmospheric backdrop, May creates a fast-paced crime story that transitions smoothly between the police investigation and the characters’ personal lives... A highly enjoyable read that should not be missed"
New Mystery Reader Magazine
"This excellent Chinese police procedural will please fans of that sub-genre immensely as this is a top rate whodunit...The story line is action-packed and the triangle cleverly developed to allow the reader to understand the motivations including personal demons of the investigating team."
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