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Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China

Author: Paul French
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2012.
Series: Thorndike Press large print crime scene.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of Pamela Werner, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul French
ISBN: 9781410448965 1410448967
OCLC Number: 781077913
Notes: Originally published: New York : Penguin Books, ©2012.
Description: 435 pages (large print) : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Thorndike Press large print crime scene.
Responsibility: Paul French.

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Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of Pamela Werner, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.

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