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Summary

June 2006: Allan Chappelow, an award-winning photographer and biographer, was found battered to death, partially burned and buried under four feet of paper at his house in Hampstead. The man eventually convicted of his murder was a Chinese dissident named Wang Yam - a man who claimed to be a key negotiator in the Tiananmen Square protests.

Thomas Harding has spent the past two years investigating the case, described by the press as 'the greatest whodunnit' of recent years, and has unearthed shocking and revelatory new material on the killing.

©2018 Thomas Harding (P)2018 W.F. Howes Ltd

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worth listening to - but should have been better

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the journalism and story-telling in this just weren't good enough. the author is obviously a writer of integrity, concerned about the facts etc. but he didn't dig deep enough - the protagonist's defence rests on a story that he wasn't a murderer - just helping some Chinese gangsters to monetise the dead man's assets. but there was no new investigation of this - or even an attempt at one that I could discern. it ended up feeling like a cut and paste job from the broadsheets.

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Extremely well researched, hard going at times but to be fair it's a bizarre story. very well read.

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As good as his other reads

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, compelling story, really well told. Leaves you doubting the UK system of justice. Narrated really well too.