A short story featuring Detective Song Ren, an honourable man trying to navigate the murky depths of Beijing's dark underbelly. One day, in the sweltering heat of a Beijing summer, a young woman comes to the Sherlock Holmes Investigation Agency and pleads with Detective Song to help her. She claims that her own parents have poisoned her and sold her identity. Now she is on the run, accused of murder. Detective Song investigates, and uncovers a web of deception such as he has rarely seen... Detective Song Ren also features in two full length novels, The Pool of Unease, and The Slaughter Pavilion. Both are available in both print and as e-books.
Used availability for Catherine Sampson's Takeaway
January 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition