Inside Hu Shanshan’s room was a table covered in cosmetics, bags, jewelry, and clothes.
They could tell she had a good life despite not having a job.

“Do you know which night club she frequented?” Gu Xizhou asked.


Hu Shanshan’s father shook his head: “I don’t know.”

Gu Xizhou: “Did she ask you to keep it a secret? This…” 

He hadn’t finished speaking when the man interrupted and said, “I don’t know.
We already stopped speaking to each other over a year ago.”

When Gu Xizhou and Fang Zhi heard this, they looked surprised.
Fang Zhi hesitated but still asked: “You lived under the same roof, and you didn’t speak to each other for over a year?”

The man nodded tearfully: “I couldn’t control her.
I got angry, so I disowned her.
We didn’t speak after that.”

As he spoke, the man’s mood spiraled out of control.
He crouched on the floor, crying silently, and talking to himself: “If I had only known it would be like this, If I had only known, I would have locked her at home and wouldn’t have let her go fooling around.
Then, she wouldn’t be dead now.
If I was harder on her…” 

Inside the room, Gu Xizhou and Fang Zhi exchanged a look.
After a brief moment of silence, they shook their heads.
It seemed they could only wait for Hu Shanshan’s mother to wake up to find out more about the situation.

After a while, Hu Shanshan’s mother finally woke up.
Once she saw Gu Xizhou and Fang Zhi, her face became dazed again.
Gu Xizhou quickly said: “Family member, we need to ask you some questions to help us solve the case!”

The woman heard this and began to weep inconsolably.
With difficulty, she leaned against her husband, looking as if she might faint at any moment and said weakly, “Ask, ba.
If I know, I will answer.”

Soothing their emotions, Gu Xizhou asked: “Just now we learned from the deceased’s father that she often went out at night.
I wanted to ask: do you know where she went?” 

“Aiya, I think… Let me think.” The woman had to constantly suppress her emotion and she once again began to cry.
After a while she was able to give several names.

Gu Xizhou raised an eyebrow, out of all these names, none were Jinfen Shijia.
Gu Xizhou tried to sound it out and asked: “Did she ever mention Jinfen Shijia?”

“Yes, Jinfen Shijia is a membership system.
Shanshan has only been there once or twice.
She wasn’t a regular.”

“Oh.” Gu Xizhou nodded and went into Hu Shanshan’s room again.
After looking for a while, he didn’t find anything useful. 

Gu Xizhou said a few words of comfort.
Before Fang Zhi left, he heard him say: “Thank you for your help.
We will definitely solve this case.”

After they left, the two old people could no longer restrain their emotions.
They hugged each other and cried bitterly.
They could hear the sound of crying from outside the door.

Fang Zhi gave the door a solemn look.

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“Let’s go, ba,” Gu Xizhou said quietly, “Let’s go back to the Qingyang police station.” 


Gu Xizhou patted Fang Zhi, “You can’t do anything about it.
Everyone chooses their own path.”


“I know.” Fang Zhi said, nodding.

The two went straight to the Qingyang police station where the police officers in charge of Hu Shanshan’s case caught Gu Xizhou up. 

“The identification results have come out.
Just like the murder case you discovered yesterday, the murderer used drugs to knock the deceased unconcious before cutting off the deceased’s chest, the technique is the same! Only this woman didn’t leave Jinfen Shijia, rather she went to another night club.”

“We initially thought this was a serial murder.
The Jinluo police department has already inspected the interpersonal relationship of the deceased.
The victims don’t have any mutual friends.
There is no connection.”

“If someone is killing at random, it will be difficult to investigate.
Moreover, there is likely to be another person dead by tomorrow morning.” The criminal police officer turned pale.

Gu Xizhou said: “Can I look at the deceased’s things?” 

“This is her photograph.” The criminal police officer took out a photograph and handed it to Gu Xizhou.

Gu Xizhou took the photo silently.
At this time Fang Zhi suddenly passed a photo to Gu Xizhou: “Gu ge, look at this.”

A paper printed with english letters.

“The letters look like an abbreviation for Jinfen Shijia,” Gu Xizhou said, taking his phone out of his pocket to call the Jinluo police department.
When the call connected, he said in a low voice, “Tang Xiao’s bag has this thing inside, Jinfen Shijia is a membership system, everyone will wear this kind of wristband after going in.
Every wristband from the same day will have the same number on the back. 

Gu Xizhou immediately asked someone to take the wristband out and look at it carefully.
The date on the wristband was approximately a month from the death of the deceased.
This meant that Hu Shanshan went to Jinfen Shijia once a month.

This ruled out the possibility of random killings and everyone let out a breath.

Gu Xizhou put a hand to his chin, “Let’s go to Jinfen Shijia ourselves this evening.”

“Jinfen Shijia?” the Qingyang police heard this, “to investigate the case?” 

Gu Xizhou: “No, investigating the case would only beat the grass and scare the snake.
We will go in plain clothes.”

“Let’s not even talk about whether we can afford it, the membership alone is keeping us out…” several people said in unison.

Gu Xizhou heard this and fell silent.
They were right.

Fang Zhi’s head drooped, “If we directly go in to investigate the case, won’t it alert the murderer?” 

“Let me see,” Gu Xizhou said, massaging his forehead.
He walked out and opened a window.
Feeling the wind, his mind didn’t seem so chaotic.

He took out his phone and made a call.
After a while, he went back inside the Qingyang police station and called for Fang Zhi to leave.


Fang Zhi said: “Gu Ge, what do we do now? Stake out outside the club?”

Gu Xizhou laughed, “Isn’t staking outside the club too miserable, ba? We’ll go in of course.” 

Fang Zhi: “But… how will we get in?”

“Don’t worry, you’ll understand this evening, got it? Aren’t you a member?” Gu Xizhou said contemptuously, “who doesn’t?”

Until seven in the evening, Fang Zhi sat in a small restaurant eating noodles, silently looking at the man sitting with them.

“Gu Xizhou, you asked for my help, just to ask me to eat noodles?” The man raised an eyebrow, very dissatisfied. 

Gu Xizhou heard him and displayed a pitiful expression, saying: “President Si, please bear with it!”

Si Yu glared at him and lowered his head to eat noodles.
How was he supposed to get over it? He actually agreed to take this bastard to a club!

“President Si really is a good person.
The deceased and her parents will definitely remember your help to the police.” Gu Xizhou added, “I will too!”

Fang Zhi thought it over and realized that Jinfeng Shijia was the best club in Ningqing.
As the local tyrant, Si Ge must have a membership card.
Realizing this, the look in Fang Zhi’s eyes changed. 

Sure enough, men really do get worse when they have more money!

They finished eating noodles, and Gu Xizhou was about to get in his car when he saw Si Yu stop beside a cool sports car.
Gu Xizhou stared at it for a long time before saying to the other person, “Today, I won’t drive my car, I will go with President Si.”

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Si Yu saw both people catching up to him.
One of them silently opened the door to the passenger seat, while the other silently opened the door to the backseat.
He asked: “What, am I the chauffeur?”

“We can trade.
I can drive the car, and you can take the passenger seat,” Gu Xizhou said and winked at Si Yu. 

Si Yu thought about it and shook his head.
“Forget about it.
I’d better drive, ba.
I’m afraid you don’t know how.”

“I didn’t think you’d be so stuck up” Gu Xizhou despaired.
“I drive my own car very well!”

Si Yu: “Ah.”

Sitting in the car, Gu Xizhou stroked the leather seat and said, “President Si, how much does your car cost?” 

“I forget.
Tens of millions, ba.”

When Gu Xizhou heard this sentence, he choked on a mouthful of old blood.
He had the feeling that this person had many cars like this in his garage collecting dust.
In the back seat, Fang Zhi paid close attention to his feet, feeling that he couldn’t touch anything.


It could be seen in their eyes how much they hated Si Yu.
This bastard—is inhumane.

The car was as fast as lightning, and they arrived at the entrance of Jinfen Shijia at eight o’clock.
Before the valet at the entrance could react, they heard the manager Feng Chaozhang urge, “Are you still not going to greet them?” 

Feng Chaozhang hurried over.
He bowed his head and helped the driver open the door.

At first glance, he was stunned.

At second glance, he didn’t dare to believe.

“It’s you…” 

Gu Xizhou said: “the manager doesn’t welcome me?”

Wasn’t he a police officer earlier?! Feng Chaozhang’s mouth twitched.
He clearly recognized the driver.
Si Yu, who couldn’t hold back Gu Xizhou anymore, eventually caved and opened the door for Gu Xizhou.

Feng Chaozhang was at his wits’ end and turned towards Gu Xizhou, his eyes full of questions.

“During the day I came to investigate, but now I want to experience the nightlife for myself,” Gu Xizhou said casually. 

Feng Chaozhang couldn’t help but remind Gu Xizhou that this place had a membership system, and that he needed a membership card to get in and said mockingly, “Even if you are rich, you can’t get in with money alone.
You must have a membership card.”

Gu Xizhou turned to Si Yu and gave him a meaningful look.

Si Yu: “……”

Si Yu silently took out his membership card. 

“Okay, we have a membership card.
Can we go in?”

“This card is the most exclusive one we have.
You can follow this gentleman inside.” Feng Chaozhang grit his teeth and scolded the staff to one side, “Why are you still standing there looking stunned, get over here and give these guests wristbands.”

Gu Xizhou looked at Fang Zhi’s and his white wristbands.
On top of the wristbands were several threads of color different from the rest of it.
Gu Xizhou figured this should be a special symbol only people who had been here a long time would understand.

As for Si Yu’s wristband, his was different from the other two.
It was black with a gold line. 

Gu Xizhou looked disdainfully at manager Feng Chaozhang and said: “This place uses wristbands to differentiate people? Damn.”

Si Yu grabbed him and said, “Let’s go.
Do you still want to go in?”


“Go in!” This was the first time investigating was so annoying for Gu Xizhou!

When Si Yu took them in, Gu Xizhou wanted to take a look at the private rooms, but Si Yu said casually, “You don’t need to go to the private rooms.
Let’s go downstairs to the dance floor.” 

Gu Xizhou turned to Si Yu and asked exasperatedly: “What for?”

Si Yu said mildly: “You said that the two victims were unable to go to the private rooms.
Do you know how much a private room costs for one night?”

Gu Xizhou: “……”

Gu Xizhou: “No.
Forget about it.
I don’t want to know.” 

Si Yu was choked by Gu Xizhou’s words before continuing to say: “You said that the first victim was a drug dealer, and the second victim’s family circumstances can only be regarded as middle-class.
In that case, if they book a private room, the drug dealer would be ruined, and she doesn’t make nearly enough to book a room here.
So, if you are looking for a murderer in the Jinfen Shijia, they can’t possibly be in a private room and can only be at an evening show downstairs.”

The author has something to say: Am I rough today? _(:3∠)_

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