Review: Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Editorial Review - - Joe Hartlaub

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 1930s) 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 ... Read full review

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User Review  - ladycato - LibraryThing

French pieces together the events of a murder that scandalized Peking on the brink of a full Japanese invasion. Pamela Werner was days away from turning twenty when her body was found at the base of ... Read full review

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User Review  - lincolnpan - LibraryThing

Great beginning and end, very slow and boring middle part of this book. My favorite part were the photographs at the end. Read full review

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