Author talk given to Royal Asiatic Society HK Branch on 3rd March and kindly made available here by them.
Featured as Gwulo.com first newsletter of 2021 - read excerpts and how it came to be written: HK's Criminal Women
Delighted to have Women, Crime &
the Courts as the cover story for SCMP Magazine on 28th March 2021. Accompanied by Adolfo Arranz's atmospheric illustrations, the excerpts from the book tell of a violent murder in 1901 and the heartless kidnapping of a young woman a year earlier. The first story is deeply sad - whether or not Wong Po had committed the dreadful crime, she was not destined to live long. But Tong Kui's case does, at least, have a happier ending. This link brings up a pdf version of the article.