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Paul French

Long-time Shanghai resident, Paul French is the author of the New York Times best seller Midnight in Peking (Penguin), a true crime story of the grisly murder of a young English woman in 1937 in Peking. French’s account, and his own sleuthing, makes for an eloquent examination of the harrowing last days of colonial Peking. Midnight in Peking was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, a New York Times Bestseller, was awarded an “Edgar” by the Mystery Writers of America and is currently being developed as a series for UK TV by Kudos Film and Television. French has just published a Penguin Special continuing his investigations into the seedy underbelly of 1930s China called The Badlands: Decadent Playground of Old Peking. He is now working on the third of his Badlands trilogy, which takes us into the dancehalls, casinos and whorehouses of wartime Shanghai.

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by Paul French in Beijing
25 Sep 2014
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Midnight in Peking

Distance 4mi
Duration 110min
12 ratings

This walk is based on the major locations featured in my book Midnight in Peking (Penguin, 2012) that retold the story of the horrific murder in 1937 of a young Englishwoman, Pamela Werner, in Peking on the eve of the Japanese invasion of the... More»