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Midnight in Peking

Midnight in Peking

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1937: A fictional account of a true life murder

  • ISBN: 978-0241957172
  • Genre: Crime

What you need to know before your trail

Peking, 1937:

The teenage daughter of a British consul is brutally slaughtered. The police investigation is botched; as war looms British and Chinese authorities close ranks. A grieving father vows to uncover the truth – alone.

Seventy-five years later, historian Paul French uncovers a stash of forgotten documents revealing the killer’s identity . . .

Travel Guide

Red Fox Tower Dongbianmen and the case of Pamela Werner

The Fox Tower in Beijing – now the Red Gate Gallery – The eastern section of Old Peking has been dominated since the fifteenth century by a looming watchtower, built as part of the Tartar Wall to protect the city from invaders. Known as the Fox Tower it was believed to be haunted by fox spirits , a superstition that meant the place was deserted at night.

The story in the novel follows the true life story of the murder of 19-year-old Pamela Werner  who was found at the base of this tower, horrifically murdered and dismembered in 1937. She was the daughter of sinologist ETC Werner. Detectives tried desperately to solve her murder before Japanese forces rolled into Beijing, but once war took over, the investigation took a back seat.

Midnight in Peking, which retraces Pamela’s steps in the days and minutes leading up to her death, the story takes you on a morbid path back into the past

Booktrail Boarding Pass: Midnight in Peking

Author/Guide: Paul French  Destination: Bejing(Peking)  Departure Time: 1937

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