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.
It's an exceptionally vibrant setting; I loved it and it was easy to get immersed in. It was intensely descriptive and captured life in 1920's Shanghai fantastically; which is important in a novel like this and especially as very few of us would know anything about it. It was a very interesting time period and one I knew nothing previously about.
I loved the characters, particularly Danilov. The author does a fantastic job with them; their descriptions and introducing them into the story. Danilov was very unique and an intriguing character to read and learn about.
Death in Shanghai showed a lot of promise right from the start and it's obvious that M.J Lee is a very talented writer. I believe that this book has a follow up coming in the future so it will be interesting to see what happens next. A must-read for a fan of serial killer mysteries!