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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: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. editionView all editions and formats
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Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the notorious unsolved 1937 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: 9780143123361 014312336X 9780143121008 0143121006
OCLC Number: 820123607
Notes: Originally published: Australia : Viking, 2011.
Revised edition originally published : New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
"An Edgar award : best fact crime nominee"--Cover.
Description: x, 260 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color map ; 22 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.
Other Titles: How the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China
Responsibility: Paul French.

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Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the notorious unsolved 1937 murder of Pamela Werner, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.

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