CE019111003 Dismembrance of Things Past

By Cai Jun(蔡骏)

Original Title: 谋杀似水年华

First Published: 2011-08

Subject: FICTION / Romance / Suspense

Pages: 416 | Paperback


It was a dark and stormy night; it was murder most foul. Only one witness, a thirteen-year-old boy named Qiu Shou.

Fifteen years later, the cop in charge of the case is dead, but his daughter Mai finds new evidence.

Without even knowing how, Mai finds herself wrapped up in the old case, and something about the boy. More crimes lie uncovered, more tragedy. And more love. The hope for love, the hope for justice, both keep our young woman alive – and the young man who keeps falling into her life. Together, can they catch the killer? Can they overcome their trauma and recognize their love?

English translation available

About Author

Cai Jun is one of China’s most successful suspense novelists, as well as the chief editor of the magazine and website Suspense World. He has published more than twenty novels, including 120 Days of Surveillance, River of Life and Death, Time Flies When You’re Killing People, The Mortal World, Mysteries of Heaven and The Butterfly Cemetery, etc. His most recent story, The Longest Night, has trended on Weibo social media for several months, with more than 250 million readers.

As of 2015, Mr. Cai’s total sales volume exceeded 12 million books; this also marked his thirteenth year in a row of being China’s top-selling suspense writer. With his unconstrained imagination, gripping scenarios and meticulously-plotted mysteries, he has acquired millions of fans from every Chinese-speaking country, and also been translated into many languages, including English, Russian, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese. A number of Mr. Cai’s stories have been adapted for film or television, including The Curse, The Nineteenth Level of Hell, Inn at an Abandoned Village, Condo at an Abandoned Village, and Time Flies When You’re Killing People. Others, including Hell Screen, are in development, and will soon be seen on the silver screen.