Midnight in Peking - How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China-logo

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

Paul French

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In the last days of old Peking, where anything goes, can a murderer escape justice?Peking in 1937 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 shiver through already nervous Peking. Is it the work of a madman? One of the ruthless Japanese soldiers now surrounding the city? Or perhaps the dreaded fox spirits? With the suspect list growing and clues sparse, two detectives-one British and one Chinese-race against the clock to solve the crime before the Japanese invade and Peking as they know it is gone forever. Can they find the killer in time, before the Japanese invade? Historian and China expert Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind this notorious murder, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Erik Singer

Length:

8h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

02:05


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:59


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

41:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

26:01


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:18


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

14:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

30:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

28:36


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:32


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:42


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:15


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

12:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

16:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

52:21


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

28:00


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:30


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

24:02


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:27