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Midnight in Peking

how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China

by French, Paul

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  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Penguin Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Murder,
  • Case studies,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul French
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHV6535.C43 F74 2012
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Paginationx, 260 p.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25190048M
    ISBN 100143121006
    ISBN 109780143121008
    LC Control Number2012001874

    图书Midnight in Peking 介绍、书评、论坛及推荐. Paul French studied history, economics and Mandarin in London and has an in economics from the University of Glasgow/10(60). Midnight in Peking fullDescription Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger from the author of City of Devils. Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was.   About the Writer James Mustich. James Mustich is the author of the new book 1, Books to Read Before You Die: A Life-Changing List.A veteran bookseller, he was a founder, and for twenty years publisher, of the book catalogue A Common Reader, and later the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Barnes & Noble : James Mustich. Book reviews. Midnight in Peking Paul French Review by Anne Bartlett. May To take the approach of a pitch for a Hollywood movie: Midnight in Peking is The Black Dahlia meets Inspector Morse, with a little Empire of the Sun thrown in. And it’s all real.

    Midnight in Peking How the Murder of A Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China (Book): French, Paul: Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger Peking in 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. It is surprising, even amazing, that the historical true crime book MIDNIGHT IN PEKING works as well as it does. Its dark subject matter (the brutal murder of a teenage English schoolgirl); an unfamiliar setting (Peking in the late s) as Japanese soldiers have all but invaded China; and unusual authorship (Paul French is a financial writer and analyst, as opposed to a mystery writer) would.   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Midnight in Peking by French, Paul, , Penguin Books edition, Hardcover in English Midnight in Peking ( edition) | Open LibraryCited by: 1.   Midnight in Peking by Paul French: review Paul French's 'Midnight in Peking' is a real-life murder mystery in licentious Thirties China This book tells the story of the men and women of.

    Paul French (born 27 August ) is a British author. In addition to articles about a range of subjects, he has specialised in books about modern Chinese history and contemporary Chinese society, including Midnight in Peking. In , the murder of a British subject in China generated shockwaves. Now a book called Midnight in Peking lays out the story of murder, intrigue and war.   Midnight in Peking author Paul French just can't resist a good crime story, whether it comes from Beijing, Shanghai, Harbin, or anywhere else in self-professed "hutong hugger" is back with more tales of misdeeds from China's recent past. The bestselling author and former Shanghai resident chatted with the Beijinger about his new, audio-only project Murders of Old China. His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times Bestseller, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and will be made into an international miniseries by Kudos Film and Television, the UK creators of Spooks and Life on Mars. Read more. Also by Paul French. See all. Praise for Midnight in Peking.


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"Midnight in Peking is both a detective story and a Midnight in Peking book history, and therefore – as it should – always keeps the hunt for Pamela's killers somewhere near the center of the narrative. [Paul French] is a wonderfully dexterous guide" – Jonathan Spence in The New York Review of Books "A page-turning and fascinating true crime book.

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A best-selling book, Midnight in Peking, declared the murderer to be an American dentist, but English policeman Graeme Sheppard, 30 years with Scotland Yard, decided that conclusion was flawed, spent years investigating all aspects of the case and came up with an entirely different conclusion.

Midnight in Peking deserves a place alongside both these masters.” – The Independent “A page-turning and fascinating true crime book. This is a genre-breaker that captures the atmosphere of s Peking.” – The Bookseller [selected as One to Watch] “ the most talked-about read in town this year.” – The New Yorker’s Page.

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French About the Book In the last days of old Peking, where anything goes, can a murderer escape justice.

Peking in is a heady mix of privilege and scandal, opulence and opium dens, rumors and superstition. The. Midnight in Peking deserves a place alongside both these masters.” – The Independent “A page-turning and fascinating true crime book. This is a genre-breaker that captures the atmosphere of s Peking.” – The Bookseller [selected as One to Watch] “ the most talked-about read in town this year.” – The New Yorker’s Page.

The book didn't take long for me to get through, as I travel an hour to and from work on public transport. What other book might you compare Midnight in Peking to, and why.

The book most reminds me of Empire Made Me by Robert Bickers. This was the first book I ordered as an e-book over in China. Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger from the author of City of Devils Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to /5().

Winner of the both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Non-Fiction Dagger from the author of City of Devils. Chronicling an incredible unsolved murder, Midnight in Peking captures the aftermath of the brutal killing of a British schoolgirl in January The mutilated body of Pamela Werner was found at the base of the Fox Tower, which, according to local superstition, is home to.

Midnight in Peking is a gripping true murder mystery by Paul French THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - AS HEARD ON BBC RADIO 4 'A first-rate murder story, a thrilling narrative. Hurtles along from one cliffhanger to the next' Spectator. Peking, The teenage daughter of a British consul is brutally slaughtered.

Midnight in Peking takes readers inside in the decadent final days of Peking before the cataclysm of Japanese occupation and World War II. It is a world of opium dens and brothels, of untouchable privilege and sexual predation, of ancient superstitions and modern : Penguin Publishing Group.

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This video is unavailable. Watch Queue Queue. Watch Queue Queue. Pdf Books, the publisher of Shanghai-based author Paul French’s successful book “Midnight In Peking,” announced today that television serial rights have been sold to Kudos Television of.And Paul French”s book, Download pdf in Peking, is among the best.

As the mystery surrounding the bloody death of a young woman in pre-World War II Peking unfolds, French carries the reader on a journey through the city”s twisting streets and equally twisted politics.

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