Reviews

  • An instant true crime classic. Grips from the first page to the last

    David Peace, author of Red Riding and The Damned United
  • Fascinating and irresistible. I couldn't put it down

    John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Written in the style of a gripping murder mystery, but all the facts are true

    Kirsty Lang, BBC Radio 4 (Book of the Week)
  • Engrossing true crime whodunnit... A terrific read

    Andrew Holgate, Sunday Times
  • Not only does Mr French succeed in solving the crime, he resurrects a period that was filled with glitter as well as evil

    The Economist
  • French has an easygoing prose style... well chosen quotes bring a new vigour and crispness... [He] succeeds in giving voice to a tragic quest for justice

    Sunday Telegraph
  • It is the storytelling flair that marks Midnight in Peking so highly above the run-of-the-mill true crime stories: with its false leads and twists, it sucks the reader in like the best fiction

    The Scotsman
  • The shocking true tale, combined with prose you can't drag yourself away from, makes Midnight in Peking a work of non fiction as compulsive as any bestselling crime novel. It also brings justice at last for a young woman whose murder nearly went unsolved

    Sunday Express
  • Terrific, engrossing ... a gruesome tale of a hitherto forgotten case, and of the sheer tenacity of a grieving father

    Caroline Sanderson, The Bookseller

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