Sherlock in Shanghai by Cheng Xiaoqing Part Three

We discuss stories 7 & 8 from Cheng Xiaoqing’s Sherlock in Shanghai, translated by Timothy C. Wong. Abandoning our heroes Huo Sang and Bao Lang, our last two adventures take us through a ghost story, and an exploit of the South China Swallow. How does Cheng Xiaoqing fare, delving more into atmospheric mysteries, more akin to the later novels of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction? How can the dashing South China Swallow outplay a cast of less competent detectives? All that and more as we conclude this stunning collection.
Check out Part One and Part Two here!

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