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The Ghost Marriage

A China Novella
Written by: Peter May
Narrated by: Peter Forbes
Length: 1 hr and 28 mins

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Publisher's Summary

Li Yan and Margaret Campbell return in a new story, years after the dramatic conclusion of Chinese Whispers

'I saw your missing girl at a ghost wedding last week. She was the bride.' 

It has been a whirlwind few years for Li Yan and Margaret Campbell. Nowadays, both are busy juggling their huge professional workloads - Li as the newly promoted chief of Beijing's serious crime squad and Campbell as lecturer at the University of Public Security - with the day-to-day raising of their young son, Li Jon. 

When a desperate mother appeals to Campbell's own maternal instincts, Li agrees to look into the disappearance of a 17-year-old Beijing girl, Jiang Meilin. Yet Li's investigation soon turns from a favour into a full-scale murder enquiry. And when he receives an anonymous note, he learns Jiang Meilin's death is tied to a dangerous underground trade and a dark marital rite from China's past. 

©2017 Peter May (P)2017 Quercus Editions Limited
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  • Amanda
  • 25-07-18

So disappointed

Having been addicted to this series I was really looking forward to listening to book number 7. I didn't even think to check the length so was completely taken by surprise when it abruptly finished. Barely any story and a complete and utter waste of an audible credit :-( Excellent narration as always by Peter Forbes though

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  • joy
  • 08-04-17

Too short

Pity so short and no further development of key characters. Really enjoyed the background info on Chinese history, culture and belief systems in the series.

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  • ChrisH
  • 31-05-17

more if a short story

good story line and well read but more of a short story than a full novel

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  • MR
  • 04-05-17

Too short

Good little story, but not worth a credit or £22. Way over priced. Performance good as always though.

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  • JWH
  • 17-04-17

Ghost marriage

I loved this book as I did with this whole series, now waiting for a longer one to come out.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 19-03-18

End of the China saga

Good story line but why so short. I thought this novella was to tie up the loose ends between the main characters, but no - don’t understand why Peter stopped short. Still at least Peter Forbes is back

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  • Mr Alan Jelly
  • 12-04-17

1hour 9mins - feels like I've been cheated!

Have enjoyed listening to others in the series, but couldn't believe it when this one ended. Thought there must have been a mistake, but no, it really is that short!

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  • Wras
  • 03-04-17

Cultural practices Investigated

A good novella that lives you wanting more, and amuse-bouche, with no main course a good story with and abrupt ending.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-06-20

What a waste of a credit

His previous books have bigger chapters that this entire thing, Very disappointing , Poor effort Mr May.

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  • helena
  • 23-02-20

Not the full one hour 28 minutes

Very disappointed that this book didn’t last the full one hour 28 minutes and the last 15 minutes was the start of another book. Feel cheated

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  • A Descendant of Scotsmen
  • 13-10-19

A sad farewell to China

Many thanks to Peter May for tying up the loose threads after book 6, and for a short story, Ghost Marriage is a short sharp satisfying way to leave Margaret and Lee. Or will they be back..,???

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  • Aldona Brown
  • 17-04-18

interesting story

Good book to listen to with an interesting story being told. Short interesting store. 😁