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Mysteries Of Old Peking

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The Chinese detective game: lead your investigation and solve the puzzles that will lead you to the culprit. But before I go, I should say that the Vodkatrain ended so our little group disbanded and we were sad to be saying goodbye for now to new friends. That said, for the first time in almost a month we were at our own pace, and that night the travelling and excitement of the past month and a half caught up with Alan and I and we collapsed into bed, falling asleep before our heads hit the pillows.

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So how is that given the same set of facts that French and Sheppard can diverge so markedly? The answer is in their view of Pamela’s father, Edward Werner, 72 at the time of her death and, quite possibly, the oddest of all the odd characters. He had been born to British and Prussian parents on board a ship in Dunedin harbour, hence his full name Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner. He joined the British consular system in China, rose to be a consul and, depending on one's view, was either a rather disagreeable man or alternatively the most disagreeable man in all China. The outbreak of the Sino-Japanese war saw files destroyed, people detained or scattered. Civil War after 1945 and the eventual victory of the Communists completed the process. Sheppard is very good on the terrible aftermath of these events. Whereas, French tends to follow Werner’s investigations down into the Badland bars and brothels, then stay there, Sheppard follows his characters through the years of war, imprisonment and death. One of his most astonishing findings is that Werner and the men he accused of killing Pamela ended up in the same Japanese internment camp. The old man would shake his finger and hiss at the men that he knew what they’d done. For Werner (if he was correct) and the men (if he was wrong), it must have been a terrible psychological burden even in the midst of a Japanese camp. Who slipped a lizard into Lady Char Ming’s tea? Who is the despicable villain going around pulling the braids of Peking’s residents? Was it the suspect Ping Pong? The mysterious Ai Olie? The death of Pamela Werner seems to be one. The 20-year-old college student, was murdered and dumped below the old walls of Beijing on a cold night in 1937. The killing filled the city’s foreign community, already on edge over the growing Japanese army to the north, with dread. She had been mutilated. Someone had slashed at her over and over again, broken her ribs outward with great force and cut out her heart. The murder has never been solved. It has spawned two very good and very different books.Vintage Fisher Price Little People 1960's 70's Fisher Price White and Yellow Car, Garage Playset, Little People Yellow Car w/ Gas Tank Hole Thank God for a very patient waitress, who first off tried to communicate using language (not possible - we just kept saying, 'Hello, thank you, thank you') and then writing (not possible, we had only figured out one Mandarin character which was 'Men' - not as in Men, but as in Tiana-MEN... we didn't even know what it meant, so pretty useless), and then by Lonely Planet guidebook language glossary. Big Wall of Chinabefitting an Emperor or a Emperess. Another reason to love Chinese food, apparently in a tea house or eating noodles, the messier the better - 'no noise, no taste.' Vintage LION KING Walt Disney on Ice Plastic Mug Cup Adult Simba Themed - Great Shape - Disney Lion King Themed Cup Vintage Fisher Price Little People 1960's 70's Fisher Price Green 1 Seat Car, Garage Playset, Little People 1 Seat Car Lot 2

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Custom Mancala Board Game Gift Set - Folding Personalized Mancala Board, Birthday Gift, Father's Day, Family Gift, Game for Mom and Daughter Keep collections to yourself or inspire other shoppers! Keep in mind that anyone can view public collections - they may also appear in recommendations and other places. Werner believed the police were not doing a good job so paid local scouts for information. He wrote voluminous reports and sent them to the consulate, the British foreign office and MPs. Most of his reports have survived the war in China; most police reports haven’t. Werner came to the conclusion that the killers were the nudist-loving dentist Prentice, a shady ex-Marine Knauf who seems to have spent more time than was good for him running bad bars and the fascist Italian doctor Cappuzzo. They were all deviants, in Werner’s thinking. They were up to no good, frequenters of the Badlands, seducers of innocent young women and, finally, capable of killing to cover up their foul deeds. In Werner’s view, poor Pamela had been seduced by Prentice, taken drunk to a bar, then repeatedly raped by his friends, killed when she stood up to them and disembowelled to make it easier to get rid of the body. They all loved hunting so they were used to dismembering things. The fact that no-one would listen to him was because the American, British and Italian legations were incompetent and protecting their own. An alternative view was that no-one was listening because he was wrong or intensely disliked. Equally admirable is that Sheppard and French have time for the Chinese characters, like Detective Han and the others. They come across as hard-working, industrious and trying to carry on amidst the growing chaos of China. In fact, it is the Westerners who seem exotic and mad - a nice inversion of many books on China.

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