How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
On Sale: April 24, 2012
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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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