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Murders of Old China – March 20, 19:00, an RASBJ online book talk by Paul French

Posted: March 16th, 2020 | No Comments »

WHAT: RASBJ members-only online discussion featuring award-winning author Paul French, who’ll talk about his new audiobook “Murders of Old China” followed by Q&A.
WHEN: March 20, Friday, 7:00-8:00 PM China time
WHERE: Online via Zoom. RASBJ members have received details via email.
HOW MUCH: Free and available to RASBJ members worldwide. If you aren’t an RASBJ member but wish to be, please befriend on Wechat our Treasurer John Olbrich at johnobeijing and send him your name, nationality, mobile number and email address plus the annual subscription amount (RMB 300 for those resident in China, RMB 200 for those resident overseas, and RMB 100 for students).
HOW TO ACCESS THE AUDIOBOOK: This Audible Original is downloadable in China and available HERE.  Audible subscribers can use a credit. Non-subscribers can sign up with Audible and get this book free, along with a one-month free trial period (your subscription is cancellable any time after the trial).

Revenge, Passion, Greed, Racism, Corruption….12 unsolved murders. All reinvestigated. Startling new evidence revealed a century later…  Why did a remote police station, built to combat pirates, find itself at the centre of a murder-suicide after a constable went on the rampage? How did Chinese gangsters avoid conviction after serving a deadly dinner to Frenchtown’s elite? And why is the Foreign Office still withholding a key document to solving a murder that took place in the Gobi desert in 1935?
By delving deep into 12 of China’s most fascinating murder cases, Murders of Old China delivers a fast-paced journey through China’s early 20th-century history – including its criminal underbelly. 
Uncovering previously unknown connections and exposing the lies, Paul French queries the verdict of some of China’s most controversial cases, interweaving true crime with China’s chaotic and complicated history of foreign occupation and Chinese rival factions.

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