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"For me," Peter French told an interviewer, "crime stories—real or fiction—are ultimately all about character, period, and location." For this longtime Shanghai resident and old China hand, the 1937 Peking murder of 19-year-old Pamela Werner possesses all the essential elements of a classic mystery. Officially unsolved, the brutal murder of the alluring British teenager spawned whole swarms of suspects: Was it this devilish deed the work of ring-wing Chinese, extremist White Russian exiles, or vengeful colonial nudists? French's true crime narrative has richness that even most of the best whodunits lack. Now in trade paperback and NOOK Book; editor's recommendation.