The Company She Kept by Archer Mayor. Joe Gunther must solve the murder of a state senator, found with the word Dyke carved on her chest. Corridors of the Night by Anne Perry Anne Perry. Two obsessed scientists turn to homicide in the name of healing. Shanghai Redemption by Xiaolong Qiu. Qiu movingly and convincingly portrays the plight of an honest cop in a police state. Fans of Martin Cruz Smith’s Arkady Renko (a Russian cop in a similar plight) might want to give this one a try.
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