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The Murder of Asunta Yong Fang

Author(s): Mark Guscin

Book Description

In September 2013, the body of 12-year-old Asunta Basterra (born in China and adopted while still a baby) was found abandoned at the side of a woodland path near Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Some days later, her parents were arrested as the prime suspects of the murder, and, after a long and complicated trial, which left various matters unsolved, were each sentenced to 18 years in prison.

This is the first book in English about the murder and trial, and the only book to include the whole story as told in the author’s interviews with Asunta’s mother in prison (the only authorized visit in her four years in prison), the lawyers of both parties, the policemen and women who were directly involved in the arrest and the investigation, Asunta’s ballet teacher and journalists who covered the story from beginning to end.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1150-7
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1150-2
Date of Publication: 01/08/2018
Pages / Size: 207 / A5
Price: £61.99


Mark Guscin obtained a First Class Honours Degree in Latin and Greek from the University of Manchester and a PhD in History from the University of London and the University of Oviedo, Spain. He is the author of various books of popular and academic history, including an award-winning biography of Lady Hester Stanhope, which he wrote in Spanish, a biography of Sir John Moore (also in Spanish) and various books on religious history. His publications also include The Oviedo Cloth (1998), The Burial Cloths of Christ (2000), The History of the Sudarium of Oviedo (2004), La Historia del Sudario de Oviedo (2006), La Piedra del Destino (2006), The Tradition of the Image of Edessa (2016), and A Very Good Sort of Man – A Biography of Charles Lewis Meryon (2017), among others. He also runs a translation agency in Spain.