The Wild Beasts of Wuhan

The Wild Beasts of Wuhan

An Ava Lee Novel: Book 3

Written by: Hamilton, Ian

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Ava Lee uncovers the secret world of art fraud in the third book in the wildly popular and bestselling Ava Lee series.

Uncle and Ava are summoned by Wong Changxing, “The Emperor of Hubei” and one of the most powerful men in China, when he discovers that the Fauvist paintings he recently acquired are in fact forgeries.

Ava uncovers a ring of fraudulent art dealers and follows their twisted trail to Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Dublin, London, and New York. But the job is further complicated by Wong’s second wife, the cunning and seductive May Ling, who threatens to interfere in Ava’s investigation.

Will Ava find the perpetrators and retrieve the Wongs’ money? Or will May Ling get to them first…

Ava Lee uncovers the secret world of art fraud in the third book in the wildly popular and bestselling Ava Lee series.

Uncle and Ava are summoned by Wong Changxing, “The Emperor of Hubei” and one of the most powerful men in China, when he discovers that the Fauvist paintings he recently acquired are in fact forgeries.

Ava uncovers a ring of fraudulent art dealers and follows their twisted trail to Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Dublin, London, and New York. But the job is further complicated by Wong’s second wife, the cunning and seductive May Ling, who threatens to interfere in Ava’s investigation.

Will Ava find the perpetrators and retrieve the Wongs’ money? Or will May Ling get to them first…

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Dec 20, 2011
Specifications 352 pages | 5.25 in x 8 in
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IAN HAMILTON is the acclaimed author of fifteen books in the Ava Lee series, four in the Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung series, and the standalone novel Bonnie Jack. National bestsellers, his books have been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize. BBC Culture named him one of the ten mystery/crime writers who should be on your bookshelf. The Ava Lee series is being adapted for television.

Written By

IAN HAMILTON is the acclaimed author of fifteen books in the Ava Lee series, four in the Lost Decades of Uncle Chow Tung series, and the standalone novel Bonnie Jack. National bestsellers, his books have been shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award, the Barry Award, and the Lambda Literary Prize. BBC Culture named him one of the ten mystery/crime writers who should be on your bookshelf. The Ava Lee series is being adapted for television.

Commended, iTunes Store Best Book of 2012, 2012

“[Ava Lee] is definitely a winner.” —Saskatoon StarPhoenix

“I’m devouring each book as it comes out. I’m impressed with Ava’s character development as the series progresses ... if you want a great read and an education in high-level business dealings, Ian Hamilton is an author to watch.” —Toronto Star

“... my favourite new mystery series ... perfect escapism ...” —National Post

“The Wild Beasts of Wuhan is an entertaining dip into potentially fatal worlds of artistic skulduggery.” —Sudbury Star

“... Hamilton uses Ava’s investigations as comprehensive and intriguing mechanisms for plot and character development.” —Quill and Quire

“... fast-paced and very entertaining.” —Montreal Gazette

“The Wild Beasts of Wuhan is the best Ava Lee novel yet, and promises more and better to come.” —Globe and Mail

“The very interesting story puts Lee into the world of international fine art as she tries to find out how a client in China was cheated in some very expensive purchases.” —Guelph Mercury