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Midnight in Peking: The Murder That Haunted the Last Days of Old China

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    Midnight in Peking: The Murder That Haunted the Last Days of Old China

    Mehka - 02. maj 2013
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    ISBN/EAN:P_9780241957172
    Redna cena: 13,67 €

    Who killed Pamela Werner? On a frozen night in January 1937, in the dying days of colonial Peking, a body was found under the haunted watchtower. It was Pamela Werner, the teenage daughter of the city's former British consul Edward Werner. Her heart had been removed. A horrified world followed the hunt for Pamela's killer, with a Chinese-British detective team pursuing suspects including a blood-soaked rickshaw puller, the Triads, and a lascivious grammar school headmaster. But the case was soon forgotten amid the carnage of the Japanese invasion...by all but Edward Werner. With a network of private investigators and informers, he followed the trail deep into Peking's notorious Badlands and back to the gilded hotels of the colonial Quarter. Some 75 years later, deep in the Scotland Yard archives, British historian Paul French accidentally came across the lost case file prepared by Edward Werner. Unveiling an undercover sex cult, heroin addicts and disappearing brothels, the truth behind the crime can now be told - and is more disturbing than anyone could imagine. Not just the unputdownable story of a savage murder, "Midnight in Peking" is a sweepingly evocative account of the end of an era.

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    An instant true crime classic. Grips from the first page to the last -- David Peace, Author Of Red Riding And The Damned United Fascinating and irresistible. I couldn't put it down -- John Berendt, Author Of Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil Terrific, engrossing ... a gruesome tale of a hitherto forgotten case, and of the sheer tenacity of a grieving father -- Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller

    About the Author
    Born in London, Paul French has lived in China for more than 10 years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China; his books include a history of North Korea, a biography of Shanghai adman and adventurer Carl Crow, and a history of foreign correspondents in China.

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    Who killed Pamela Werner? On a frozen night in January 1937, in the dying days of colonial Peking, a body was found under the haunted watchtower. It was Pamela Werner, the teenage daughter of the city's former British consul Edward Werner. Her heart had been removed. A horrified world followed the hunt for Pamela's killer, with a Chinese-British detective team pursuing suspects including a blood-soaked rickshaw puller, the Triads, and a lascivious grammar school headmaster. But the case was soon forgotten amid the carnage of the Japanese invasion...by all but Edward Werner. With a network of private investigators and informers, he followed the trail deep into Peking's notorious Badlands and back to the gilded hotels of the colonial Quarter. Some 75 years later, deep in the Scotland Yard archives, British historian Paul French accidentally came across the lost case file prepared by Edward Werner. Unveiling an undercover sex cult, heroin addicts and disappearing brothels, the truth behind the crime can now be told - and is more disturbing than anyone could imagine. Not just the unputdownable story of a savage murder, "Midnight in Peking" is a sweepingly evocative account of the end of an era.

    Editorial Reviews

    Review
    An instant true crime classic. Grips from the first page to the last -- David Peace, Author Of Red Riding And The Damned United Fascinating and irresistible. I couldn't put it down -- John Berendt, Author Of Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil Terrific, engrossing ... a gruesome tale of a hitherto forgotten case, and of the sheer tenacity of a grieving father -- Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller

    About the Author
    Born in London, Paul French has lived in China for more than 10 years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China; his books include a history of North Korea, a biography of Shanghai adman and adventurer Carl Crow, and a history of foreign correspondents in China.

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    • Jezik: angleški
    • Leto izida: 2013
    • ISBN/EAN: 9780241957172
    • Vezava: Mehka
    • Datum Izida: 02.05.2013
    • Založba: PENGUIN BOOKS
    • Avtor: FRENCH PAUL
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