The Corpse Reader

The Corpse Reader

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As the months went by, Cí learned to tell the differences between accidental wounds and those brought about in an attempt to kill; among the incisions made by hatchets and daggers, kitchen knives, machetes and swords; between a murder and a suicide.

Cí, a young scholar-turned-gravedigger in medieval China, has survived enough horrors and pain to last several lifetimes. He finally has the chance to return to his studies--only to receive orders from the Imperial Court to find the sadistic perpetrator of a series of brutal murders.

With lives in jeopardy, Cí finds his gruesome investigation complicated by his old loyalties--and by his growing desire for the enigmatic beauty haunting his thoughts. Is he skilled enough to track down the murderer? Or will the killer claim him first?
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  • Paperback | 494 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 35.56mm | 566.99g
  • Amazoncrossing
  • Seattle, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1612184367
  • 9781612184364
  • 682,381

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