Guest post by author of Life & Death in Old Peking: @GDSheppardUK @publishingpush

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G. D. Sheppard

I’m pleased to welcome author G D Sheppard today. His book, Life & Death in Old Peking, looks at the fascinating true story of the gruesome murder of British woman Pamela Warner in Peking in 1937. In this guest post, he explains why he was intrigued by the case and how he went about his research. You’ll find buying links at the end of the post.

As a police officer it can be difficult to switch off from work. You can’t stop seeing the world through police eyes. And that was very much the case when I was lent a book to read a few years ago. The subject was the brutal unsolved murder of Pamela Werner, a young British woman in Peking in the winter of 1937.

Pamela had been cycling home in the dark from a skating rink. She never made it home. Her body was found…

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