Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

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Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger

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… (more)

Editorial reviews (4 reviews)


“Murder in Peking” has all the sturdy virtues of a classic whodunit — the baffling crime, the blind-alley clues, the lucky chance encounter

Paul French's narrative of the investigation is spellbinding, drawing the reader from the very first pages into an unwholesome, macabre world where nothing seems to make sense.

French, a Shanghai-based writer whose work has ranged from a history of foreign correspondents in China to a study of the country’s obesity problem, tells this sorry tale with the skill of an Agatha Christie.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Penguin (April 24, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

File size: 5.4 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Edgar Allan Poe Award Best Fact Crime 2013 winner


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