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  1. The Queen of Crime

    Posted Jan 21st 2004, 12:00am by Agatha Ngai

    ... Agatha Ngai You say you are a die-hard fan of crime novels. If you are, show some proof. Who is the Queen of Crime, or to some, the Queen of Murders? She was Agatha Christie (1890-1976) ... dignity and was loved by many crime story devotees. Poirot was the only fictional character whose death was honoured with an obituary on the front page of The New York Times. He 'died' ...

  2. Unlikely alliance fails to sway Tokyo court over war crimes

    Posted Apr 28th 2005, 12:00am by Julian Ryall

    ... of retelling my terrible experiences,' she said. Mr Shinozuka- who served 11 years in a mainland prison after being convicted of war crimes- also gave evidence to the court on behalf ...


    Posted Oct 31st 2004, 12:00am by Sue Green

    ... years, but the time is finally right. That's how long it's been since best-selling crime writers Faye and Jonathan Kellerman each published their first novel. And now the pair, who ... but it was a sore point for a while.' Now, though, both are international literary stars, Jonathan with 21 crime novels, Faye with 17. Each is best known as a series writer. Faye has the Detective Pete ...

  4. Corruption fighter was an early convert to computers

    Posted Feb 12th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Corruption Prevention Department. His expertise was put to good use, devising and perfecting systems that would plug potential loopholes that permitted graft to flourish. He advised a wide range ... within the Corruption Prevention Department. After retirement he was involved in a company that sought to establish and market systems which would help insurance companies avoid triad-run frauds. ...

  5. Cold Monday

    Posted Sep 12th 2004, 12:00am by Diana McPartlin

    ... Diana McPartlin Cold Monday by Terence Strong Pocket Books $101 Since leaving the Special Air Service Regiment, Eddie Coltrane has spent five years trying to hunt down the men who murdered his wife, Astrid. After assassinating one of the killers in London ...

  6. Dissidents and Christians are detained in run-up to Communist Party conference

    Posted Oct 04th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It was unclear whether Wang, who was jailed for 11 years in 1992 for forming a counter-revolutionary group and counter-revolutionary crimes, was being detained. Four religious activists of the unofficial ... Square on Wednesday against housing demolition, to prevent them from leaving home. Meanwhile, prominent Sichuan dissident Ouyang Yi would be tried behind closed doors on October 12 for subversion ...

  7. Bearing the brunt of rape

    Posted Aug 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... The Rain Lily centre's caseload shows Hong Kong's health and welfare systems are ill-prepared for the victims of sex crimes, writes Ella Lee Every time Irene Ng Wai-ching thinks she has seen it all, a case will come along that shakes her with disbelief. The service co-ordinator for Rain Lily and her small team of frontline counsellors deal with the aftermath of often ...

  8. SPCA faces calls for a shake-up at the top

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... Simon Parry Extended sick leave of its successful director prompts rebellion in the ranks Members of the Hong Kong Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals are calling for a management shake-up after the executive director who presided over a major turnaround in its finances went on extended sick leave. Pauline Taylor, who helped turn a $3 million deficit into a surplus ...

  9. Channel Hop

    Posted Jul 24th 2005, 12:00am by Paul Kay

    ... Paul Kay With the CSI franchise's recent expansion to Miami and New York taking some of the limelight from the original show, the season-five finale (AXN, Wednesday at 10pm) offers an opportunity for members of the Las Vegas squad to prove they' ...

  10. Independent review ordered after slaying of mother and twins

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Clifford Lo, Elaine Wu

    ... is not to find who is at fault or whatever. 'We feel very sorry about the occurrence of this incident. I think what we should do is concentrate on looking ahead and see what can be done to prevent ... officials said. Detectives from Yuen Long district crime squad have been unable to interview Kam's husband, Lee Pak-sum, 44, who was still in a coma in Tuen Mun Hospital yesterday. The jobless ...




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