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Head of Zeus
Fate by Zhou Haohui, translated by Zac Haluza
 Death Notice, 2

The second book in China's bestselling crime series to date.


Last week, the vigilante killer who terrified and thrilled the city of Chengdu with his 'death notices' performed his own execution to escape capture by the police.


But when two students are violently murdered, the only clue left by the killer is a death notice. The executioner? Eumenides. Now Captain Pei Tao and his task force face a terrifying prospect: that Eumenides left a protégé to carry on his work.


Once again, Eumenides is one step ahead of their investigation – but this time, it's worse. Because this time, someone on the inside is helping him. Can Pei and his team root out the mole, and hunt down their new opponent? Or are they doomed to watch history repeat itself?

Gripping, explosive and fiendishly inventive, Fate is the second instalment in the Death Notice trilogy: the Chinese crime-writing phenomenon and a Sunday Times thriller of the year.

Reviews for Death Notice:

'Fiendishly inventive' Wall Street Journal

'Extraordinary' Sunday Times

'A perfect cat-and-mouse killer' Book Riot

Head of Zeus * Crime Fiction
10 Dec 2020 * 464pp * £14.99 * 9781838930813
'A creepy, inventive tale about a Chinese serial killer who crowdsources his victims'
'Haohui continues to wow with his sweeping yet detail-oriented take on the procedural, sure to please fans of Scandi noir and Italian neorealist detective fiction'
Crime Reads

'Serial killers turn up all the time in crime fiction, but few are as patient or as devious as the murderer in Haohui's Death Notice. Extraordinary' Sunday Times.

'A compulsive and particularly ingenious read and a first-class mystery' Crime Time.

'Fiendishly inventive' Wall Street Journal.

'A perfect cat-and-mouse killer'
 Book Riot
Zhou Haohui
Zhou Haohui
Zhou Haohui was born in 1977 and lives in Yangzhou City, Jiangsu Province. His Death Notice trilogy is China's bestselling crime series. An online TV drama based on the novels has received more than 2.4 billion views, making it one of China's most popular online shows ever.
ALSO BY Zhou Haohui
Death Notice

Zac Haluza

Zac Haluza
Zac Haluza is the translator of the Death Notice series. He began his translation career in 2014, when his translation of Shooting the Bull won third place in the English category of that year's China International Translation Contest. His other published translations include Never Give Up on Yourself and a short story by Hugo-Award-winning sci-fi author Liu Cixin.
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