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Midnight In Peking
Paul French


How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Penguin
May 2012
On Sale: April 24, 2012
304 pages
ISBN: 0143121006
EAN: 9780143121008
Kindle: B0072NWJRK
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$26.00
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Non-Fiction History

In the last days of old Peking, where anything goes, can a murderer escape justice?

Peking in 1937 is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The Japanese are encircling the city, and the discovery of Pamela Werner's body sends a shiver through already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? Or perhaps the dreaded fox spirits? With the suspect list growing and clues sparse, two detectives—one British and one Chinese—race against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever. Can they find the killer in time, before the Japanese invade?

Historian and China expert Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind this notorious murder, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.

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Diane Rehm Show - NPR - October 8, 2012
Diane Rehm Show - NPR - April 26, 2012

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