Midnight in Peking How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
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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 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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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/24/2012
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|The Approaching Storm|
|The Body at the Fox Tower|
|The Police of Peking|
|Wild Dogs and Diplomats|
|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|
|The Element of Fire|
|The Rising Sun That Chills|
|Journey to the Underworld|
|Invitation to a Party|
|The Wound That Wouldn't Heal|
|The Writing of Midnight in Peking|