Bespoke Beijing and Penguin Books are proud to announce the official walking tour of Midnight in Peking, Paul French’s bestselling murder mystery. This is your chance to retrace the footsteps of
This is your chance to retrace the footsteps of those embroiled in the grisly death of Pamela Werner (a British diplomat’s daughter) in 1930s Peking – a death that shocked the foreign community to its core.
From the ominous ‘Fox Tower’ to the gritty ‘Badlands’ and the former foreign legation quarter, two historians who have carried out painstaking additional research into the Chinese side of the case will beat a path through the little known areas of old Peking, painting a vivid picture of a period in Beijing’s history it would rather forget.
Most exciting of all, the newly uncovered Chinese police reports on the case detail several characters not mentioned in the book, offering critical new perspectives on the murder. For fans of the book, this is a tour not to be missed.
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Price: 450 RMB
Spaces available per tour: 30
Meeting point: Zhong Gu Hotel, near the Beijing Railway Station
Included: 2-hour long Walking Tour; on-tour snacks and drinks; a post-walk exhibition of materials relating to the case; a ‘One-Eyed Dragon’ cocktail (recreated from a 1930s recipe). All tickets also include a donation to Equality: an NGO that helps the victims of domestic violence in China.
Not Included: Transportation to/from the start point
Suggested ages: 12 and over
(Sunday) 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm