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MIDNIGHT IN PEKING: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A suspenseful murder mystery set on the eve of the Japanese invasion of old Peking in 1937.In this deft reconstruction of events from newspaper and police reports, diaries and archives, Shanghai-based historian French (Through the Looking Glass: China's Foreign Journalists from Opium Wars to Mao, 2009, etc.) masterly portrays the graft-ridden milieu of pre-World War II China, where the arrogance ... Read full review

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

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - 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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Review: Midnight In Peking

User Review  - Betsy Lewis-moreno - Goodreads

This is an interesting look at an unsolved murder from 1937 in Peking. The city is about to be invaded by the Japanese, but the expats are living it up. The 19 year old daughter of a Chinese scholar ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Shay - Goodreads

Peking China in 1937 was in turmoil. Opium dens, prostitution, and superstitions were just the everyday concerns. The bigger reality was that the Japanese were gearing up to barge into the city and ... Read full review

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