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Heartsick in China

Oh my lively, lovely, literate lovers of the sociable tipple—you do seem bent on exploration of matters murky and unpleasant. But your will be done: Our final book selection of the year is ‘Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China’ by Paul French, 2012

“The British envoy's blonde daughter, illicit sex parties, a blood-stained rickshaw and a 75-year mystery finally solved; The body of Pamela Werner, the daughter of a British consul in China, was found with several organs missing; Her father Edward Werner was initially one of three suspects; Investigation was suspended after Japanese invaded in 1937.” "Clue by clue, Paul French uncovers the truth of a bizarre murder case that shocked Peking in 1937. In doing so, he draws a chilling portrait of the city's decadent, violent and overly-privileged Euro-American expatriate community…Fascinating and irresistible." – John Berendt
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/08/midnight-in-peking-paul-french-review

Jefferson Parish Library has several copies by New Orleans does not seem to have any. It is available as an e-book. And I will ask Maple Street Bookstore to get some copies.

NOTE:  Please be courteous to your fellow Meetup members and remember to cancel your RSVP if you find you cannot attend.  We always have people on our wait list.  And remember that your membership will be canceled after three no-shows with a YES RSVP.  Thank you for being considerate.

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  • Scott

    Hello friends.
    Unfortunately I am not going to be able to attend the December meeting. The meeting happens to fall on my roommate's birthday and I was unable to convince her that there was no better way to celebrate her big 2-6 than riveting book discussion with witty and intelligent people! I'll see you all in 2013.
    Best,
    Scott

    November 19, 2012

    • Lorraine L.

      OH! We will miss you at our pre-holiday gathering! I certainly hope your roommate knows she is missing out on a good time. But best of birthday wishes to her, anyway. See you in January.

      November 19, 2012

    • Chris R.

      Will miss you Scott... best for the holidays chris and patti..

      November 19, 2012

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