Midnight in Peking How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
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Description: A riveting true-crime tale that presents the thrilling account of a murder in 1937 China that caused an international media sensation Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder,Midnight in Pekingcaptures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January 1937. The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to the maliciously seductive fox spirits. As British detective Dennis and Chinese detective Han investigate, the mystery only deepens and, in a city on the verge of invasion, rumor and superstition run rampant. Based on seven years of research by historian and China expert Paul French, this true-crime thriller presents readers with a rare and unique portrait of the last days of colonial Peking.
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Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/30/2013
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" 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|