Midnight in Peking: The Murder That Haunted the Last Days of Old China

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An instant true crime classic. Grips from the first page to the last (David Peace, author of Red Riding and The Damned United)

Fascinating and irresistible. I couldn't put it down (John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil)

Written in the style of a gripping murder mystery, but all the facts are true (Kirsty Lang BBC Radio 4 (Book of the Week))

Engrossing true crime whodunnit... A terrific read (Andrew Holgate Sunday Times)

Not only does Mr French succeed in solving the crime, he resurrects a period that was filled with glitter as well as evil (The Economist)

French has an easygoing prose style... well chosen quotes bring a new vigour and crispness... [He] succeeds in giving voice to a tragic quest for justice (Sunday Telegraph)

It is the storytelling flair that marks Midnight in Peking so highly above the run-of-the-mill true crime stories: with its false leads and twists, it sucks the reader in like the best fiction (The Scotsman)

The shocking true tale, combined with prose you can't drag yourself away from, makes Midnight in Peking a work of non fiction as compulsive as any bestselling crime novel. It also brings justice at last for a young woman whose murder nearly went unsolved (Sunday Express)

Terrific, engrossing ... a gruesome tale of a hitherto forgotten case, and of the sheer tenacity of a grieving father (Caroline Sanderson The Bookseller)

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Born in London, Paul French has lived in China for more than 10 years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China; his books include a history of North Korea, a biography of Shanghai adman and adventurer Carl Crow, and a history of foreign correspondents in China.

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