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Midnight In Peking

How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China

by Paul French

Paperback, 260 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $16 |

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Midnight In Peking
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How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
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Paul French

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In January 1937, the mutilated body of Pamela Werner, a British schoolgirl, was found at the base of the Fox Tower in Peking, China. According to local superstition, the tower was home to malicious fox spirits. This true-crime thriller, based on years of research, chronicles an unsolved murder wrapped in rumor and superstition.

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3 weeks on NPR Paperback Nonfiction Bestseller List