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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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