Death In Shanghai (Inspector Danilov #1)

Death In Shanghai (Inspector Danilov #1) Shanghai, 1928 The Body Of A Blonde Is Washed Up On The Beach Of Dead Babies, In The Heart Of The Smog Filled City Seemingly A Suicide, A Closer Inspection Reveals A Darker Motive The Corpse Has Been Weighed Down, It S Lower Half Mutilated And The Chinese Character For Justice Carved Into The Chest.The Moment Inspector Danilov Lays Eyes On The Dismembered Body, He Realises That He Has An Exceptional Case On His Hands And When The First Body Is Followed By Another, And Another, Each Displaying A New, Bloody Message, He Has No Option But Face The Truth He Is Dealing With The Worst Kind Of Criminal Someone Determined, Twisted And Vengeful.Someone Who Must Be Caught.whatever The Cost.Death In Shanghai Is The First Novel In M J Lee S Inspector Danilov Series, Perfect For Fans Of Philip Kerr. This is the first in the Inspector Pyotr Danilov series and is set in Shanghai, 1928 We first meet Danilov, of the Shanghai Municipal Police, when he is called to the discovery of a body on, the Beach of Dead Babies However, the blonde on the beach is not what she first appears and, before long, it becomes apparent that this violent murder is one of a series of brutal killings becomingfrequent and
I enjoyed this story, it was well paced and had a good plot It is nothing original in that it does have the stereotypical detective, Inspector Danilov loner, problems with his family and his side kick Strachan,
Solid police procedural set in rarely covered location.Set in the Shanghai International Settlement, Russian Inspector Danilov is working for the Shanghai Municipal Police, a predominantly British force who policed the British and American Concessions.It s worth explaining the origins of the Shanghai International Settlement as it s an interesting 19th century and early 20th century anomaly It originated following the Treaty of Nanking Under the terms of the treaty, the Chinese city of Shangha Solid police procedural set in rarely covered location.Set in the Shanghai International Settlement, Russian Inspector Danilov is working for the Shanghai Municipal Police, a predominantly British force who policed the British and American Concessions.It s worth explaining the origins of the Shanghai International Settlement as it s an interesting 19th century and early 20th century anomaly It originated following the Treaty of Nanking Under the terms of the treaty, the Chinese city of Shanghai opened to foreign trade The British, already active in Hong Kong, which had been ceded to them under the Treaty of Nanking, quickly established a settlement.American and French involvement followed with distinct areas of settlement for the French in the south and the Americans to the north drawn out of the British settlement The three countries created the Shanghai Municipal Council to serve all thei
I can t help falling in love with great detective characters This novel offers two such options Inspector Danilov, who escaped Russia after the revolution and in the 1920s finds himself employed as a policeman in Shanghai, while trying to find his long lost family and Strachan a detective born to a Chinese mother and Scottish father, who is just starting his career in the Shanghai police The two only begin
Absolutely loved this book Fell in love with the non conformist Danilov and his assistant Strachan and really look forward to further adventures with them The story was full of twists and turns..police bureaucratic frustration, and the sights, sound
Death in Shanghai by JM Lee.I m going to start of this review by simply saying what a fantastic novel the author JM Lee has created In all honesty I can say I enjoyed this book immensely Really this book has it all and , especially as I believe this is a debut novel Set in Shanghai at the end of the 1920 s the author starts this story when a body of a young lady is found on the so called
Shanghai, China 1928 In a place where opium rules the people, and when serial killers are taboo, a woman s body is found washed off on the beach Her body is mutilated with Chinese letter, but the main concern of the police is that the woman is white and blond European, not Chinese After the first conclusion about some kind of revenge, another mutilated body shows up Different body, different surrounding, different letter But still, a letter carved deep into the skin Is there a possibilit Shanghai, China 1928 In a place where opium rules the people, and when serial killers are taboo, a woman s body is found washed off on the beach Her body is mutilated with Chinese letter, but the main concern of the police is that the woman is white and blond European, not Chinese After the first conclusion about some kind of revenge, another mutilated body shows up Different body, different surrounding, different letter But still, a letter carved deep into the skin Is there a possibility that these kill
This is the second novel in the Inspector Danilov series and I once again need to hang my head in shame and confess that I haven t read Death in Shanghai But that certainly didn t stop me from thoroughly enjoying this enchanting historical crime adventure Would I have benefited from reading book one first Well, probably but that s the case with the majority of books in a series, isn t it For me it worked well as a standalone.Our story starts with the Lee family being brutally murdered D This is the second novel in the Inspector Danilov series and I once again need to hang my head in shame and confess that I haven t read Death in Shanghai But that certainly didn t stop me from thoroughly enjoying this enchanting historical crime adventure Would I have benefited from reading book one first Well, probably but that s the case with the majority of books in a series, isn t it For me it worked well as a standalone.Our story starts with the Lee family being brutally murdered Danilov is immediately vexed as the murders took place on his patch but he s not the lead detective he should be, but he s not Inspector Cowan, a less than honourable colleague, has taken the reigns and delights in bragging that the killer has been apprehended, using a little physical coercion if you know what I mean Whilst moving the prisoner to the hospital he and a fellow police officer are shot, one fatally Could this new murder be connected to the Lee family And if so, how Inspector Danilov
Well Where do I start with City of Shadows I read this book in one day I haven t done that for a while, but I just couldn t stop reading it City of Shadows is so different to my usual reads, yet it is still the same genre.The book begins with the murder of the Lee family, and it doesn t let up pace until the very end It is a well written story, with great twists and turns in the narrative.City of Shadows is the second Inspector Danilov novel I haven t actually read the first one, Death Well Where do I start with City of Shadows I read this book in one day I haven t done that for a while, but I just couldn t stop reading it City of Shadows is so different to my usual reads, yet it is still the same genre.The book begins with the murder of the Lee family, and it doesn t let up pace until the very end It is a well written story, with great twists and turns in the narrative.City of Shadows is the second Inspector Danilov novel I haven t actually read the first one, Death in Shanghai yet, but it is somewhere on my kindle TBR waiting patiently I don t think it s necessar
This is my first novel by M J Lee and the second in the Inspector Danilov series.Beautifully set during the 1920 s in Shanghai, a city that is melting pot of culture and crime.Like all good stories we have the main storyline which involves the murder of the Lee family who have been brutally executed within their own home Inspector Danilov finds himself involved with cracking this case.Danilov starts to investigate the murders of the family even though it is not technically his case, together wi This is my first novel by M J Lee and the second in the Inspector Danilov series.Beautifully set during the 1920 s in Shanghai, a city that is melting pot of culture and crime.Like all good stories we have the main storyline which involves the murder of the Lee family who have been brutally executed within their own home Inspector Danilov finds himself involved with cracking this case.Danilov starts to investigate the murders of the