The old city wall in Peking.

Murder in Peking — two hot takes on a grisly 1937 cold case involving British teen

  • Was Pamela Werner, who was 19 when she was raped, mutilated and left to die in a ditch, the victim of a trio of sexual deviants or a spurned wannabe suitor?
  • Writer Paul French’s bestseller conjures the city’s oh-so Badlands while ex-police officer Graeme Sheppard taps 30 years of experience to assess the evidence
Topic |   Crime

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James Kidd

James Kidd

James Kidd is a freelance writer based in Oxford, Britain. His writing has appeared in The Independent, Literary Review, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, The National, Time Out and The Jerusalem Post among others. He hosts the This Writing Life podcast (thiswritinglife.co.uk), featuring interviews with writers such as Hanya Yanagihara, David Mitchell, Amit Chaudhuri and Meena Kandasamy, and co-hosts Lit Bits (litbits.co.uk), named by The Observer as one of its top three literary podcasts.