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    • Midnight in Peking

    • How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
    • By: Paul French
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 285
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 250
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      4 out of 5 stars 250

    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? 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • When history can be stranger than fiction

    • By Jeremy on 01-04-13
    • How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China
    • By: Paul French
    • Narrated by: Erik Singer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 285 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • City of Devils

    • The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    • By: Paul French
    • Narrated by: Paul Chan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Shanghai, 1930s; it was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, and fortunes made - and lost. “Lucky” Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-US Navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison and rose to become the Slots King of Shanghai. “Dapper” Joe Farren - a Jewish boy who fled Vienna’s ghetto - ruled the nightclubs. This is the story of their rise to power, their downfall, and the trail of destruction left in their wake. 

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very hard to listen to

    • By Terrance D. Harps on 07-26-18
    • The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    • By: Paul French
    • Narrated by: Paul Chan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Release date: 07-03-18
    • 4 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Midnight in Peking

    • The Murder That Haunted the Last Days of Old China
    • By: Paul French
    • Narrated by: Crawford Logan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Credit to Paul French for the writing

    • By Anniebligh on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $20.66

    • City of Devils

    • By: Paul French
    • Narrated by: Paul Chan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1930s Shanghai could give Chicago a run for its money. In the years before the Japanese invaded, the city was a haven for outlaws from all over the world: a place where pasts could be forgotten, fascism and communism outrun, names invented, fortunes made - and lost. 'Lucky' Jack Riley was the most notorious of those outlaws. An ex-navy boxing champion, he escaped from prison in the States, spotted a craze for gambling and rose to become the Slot King of Shanghai. Ruler of the clubs in that day was 'Dapper' Joe Farren - a Jewish boy who fled Vienna's ghetto with a dream of dance halls.

    Regular price: $21.81