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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 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Old Murder Still Mysterious

    • By Helen on 06-05-12
    • 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 19 mins
    • Release date: 04-24-12
    • 4 out of 5 stars 276 ratings

    Regular price: $24.50

    • City of Devils

    • The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    • By: Paul French
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     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. 

    • The Two Men Who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    • By: Paul French
    • Length: Not Yet Known
    • Release date: 07-03-18
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    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
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      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
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • 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. His chorus lines rivalled Ziegfeld's, and his name was in lights above the city's biggest casino. In 1940, they bestrode the Shanghai Badlands like kings, while all around the Solitary Island was poverty, starvation and genocide. They thought they ruled Shanghai; but the city had other ideas.

    Regular price: $21.81