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The Shanghai Murders

A Zhong Fong Mystery

by (author) David Rotenberg

McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
May 2002
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    Publish Date
    May 2002
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Homicide Detective Zhong Fong has been attempting to put his life back together following the death of his actress wife and unborn child. He immerses himself in his work, only to be assigned to a grisly new case with a murderer unappetizingly nicknamed the "Dim Sum Killer."Body parts of an American police officer from New Orleans are found in a heavily trafficked alley, arranged in a bizarre and puzzling manner. The murder appears to be the work of a trained assassin with a deadly message to convey. And it isn't long before he leaves another message: The body of an African diplomat is found as skillfully carved up as the first.Fong's concentration on the case is disrupted by the arrival of his late wife's former lover, who has returned to direct Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, along with the arrival of the first victim's widow. She quickly becomes his responsibility and his friend. Soon, the unlikely pair find themselves the next targets of the cold-blooded killer, and Fong must confront both his past and his future in the hunt for the murderer.

About the author

David Rotenberg is a professor emeritus of theatre studies at York University, where he taught graduate students for over 25 years. He has released 12 novels which have been published by Penguin, Simon and Schuster, McArthur and Company, St. Martin's Press, and ECW. His novels have been optioned in the past for major motion picture adaptation. City Rising is presently in negotiation with London producers. He I s the founder and artistic director of the world-renowned actor training institute - Pro Actors Lab. His historical fiction novel entitled, City Rising is based on true events and explores the epic stories of the Iraqi-Jews, and the prominent Chinese families of the renowned port city across several centuries. It will be published by At Bay Press in the Fall of 2023.

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