THE KILLING ROOM.
Edition: First printing.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The third book in May's series of China thrillers which have been praised for their "meticulous research, compelling characters and ingenious plots. . [They] combine cutting edge science, drama, wit, and engaging characters who grow and develop across the books. The key to the popularity of this series is the tempestuous relationship between the enigmatic Chinese detective Li Yan, and Dr Margaret Campbell, the acerbic pathologist from Chicago." This is set in Shanghai where change - and the contrast between new and old China - is even greater than elsewhere in the country. The bodies of 18 mutilated and dismembered young women are found in a mass grave. Among the topics which with it deals is the consequences of the one-child policy. INSCRIBED and dated on the title page. 391 pp. ISBN: 0-340768649.
Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages).