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True Crime Author Spotlight

We all love a good crime story, and crime fiction is one of the most popular genres on But now we’re featuring an entirely different way to read about missing persons, mysterious kidnappings, and cold-blooded murders --- through the real-life stories. Our True Crime Spotlight brings you chilling accounts of crimes that have actually occurred --- many of which are little known or long unsolved, and all written by experts --- along with the fallout.

Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China by Paul French

Historian and China expert Paul French at last uncovers the truth behind the notorious murder of a young Englishwoman, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.