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

ISBN-10: 0143121006
ISBN-13: 9780143121008
Edition: 2012
Authors: Paul French
List price: $26.00
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

The Approaching Storm
The Body at the Fox Tower
The Police of Peking
Wild Dogs and Diplomats
The Investigation
Pamela
An Old China Hand
Armour Factory Alley
Cocktail Hour at the Wagons Lits
Into the Badlands
Of Rats and Men
Under Peking Earth
A Respectable Man of Influence
Radical Chic
The Element of Fire
The Rising Sun That Chills
Journey to the Underworld
Chuanpan Hutong
The Hunters
Invitation to a Party
The Wound That Wouldn't Heal
The Writing of Midnight in Peking
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