By Paul French.
Read by Crawford Logan.
On a frozen night in January 1937, in the dying days of colonial Peking, the body of a young woman was found in the shadows of a haunted watchtower. It was Pamela Werner, the daughter of the city's former British consul Edward Werner.
A horrified world followed the hunt for Pamela's killer but the police investigation drew a blank and the case was forgotten amid the carnage of the Japanese invasion. Only Pamela's father carried on, employing a network of private investigators to follow the murder trail into Peking's notorious Badlands and back to the gilded hotels of the colonial Quarter.
Seventy-five years later, deep in the Scotland Yard archives, British historian Paul French accidentally came across the lost case file prepared by Edward Werner and, through his fresh eyes, uncovered the killer's identity.
An evocative account of the end of an era, the book spent seven weeks in the South China Morning Post's Top 10 bestsellers list.
Abridged by Robin Brooks.
Produced by Kirsteen Cameron.
A scandalous murder mystery, mired in conspiracy and corruption, that haunted Old Peking.