It is not until the reader is some way on in the story that the idea of the Night Witch is introduced and even then, that person's identity remains a mystery until the very end. David Dale's cleverly drawn mystery Night Witch is full of suspense and intrigue, set against a backdrop of communist China and a corrupt police force. Night Witch revolves around two central characters, the western Jason Lamont who is in China teaching English and the Chinese Jin-Mei, and the drama begins around their romantic entanglement. However, it quickly moves on, drawing in other characters and become a backdrop for a compelling tale of murder mystery. Night Witch is a commentary on the political and cultural situation in China that arose after the Tiananmen Square massacre but the author does not use the book as a platform to lecture or comment. Instead he weaves a clever tale of human weakness and tension with excellent characterisation, a gripping drama which will keep the reader turning the pages avidly until the very end.
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David Dale was born in the city of York in 1949 and educated to post graduate level with a Post Graduate Certificate in Education and a degree in East Asian Studies studying Japanese, Mandarin, Mongolian, Cantonese and classical Chinese. He speaks Mandarin and some Japanese, and has a Japanese wife and six children.He has worked for Hebei television and various other creative jobs in China. He has a passion for illustrating and cartooning and has illustrated for BBC York. He is also a member of ‘York Writers'. He has worked and lived in Germany (RAF Wildenrath BFPO 42), China (Shijiazhuang and Beijing), Japan (Kyoto and Wakayama), the Caribbean (St Kitts and St Thomas USVI), USA (Houston TX and Cut-off Louisiana) and Sardinia (with RAF Harrier Squadrons 3, 4 and 20). He also worked as a merchant seaman in the Gulf of Mexico. All his novels stem from personal experience and as such possess an element of truth. He currently works at the University of York in a non-academic role.
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Book Description Austin Macauley Publishers, 2016. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 290 pages. 198.00x129.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1786128950