Midnight in Peking

Cases don't come much colder than this --the year was 1937, and as Japanese forces closed in on what is now Beijing, the teenage daughter of an expatriate Englishman was found,  horribly murdered, in a neighborhood abutting the city's opium dens.  War brushed the investigation aside, and Pamela Werner's killer was never found.  Now Paul French picks up the trail in an atmospheric work of history and detection.

April 23: " 'A job,' the woman repeated again, smiling, as if I hadn't heard her. 'Would you like one?' "

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysely Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.