Shanghai Policeman (Paperback)

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By E. W. Peters, Robert Bickers (Foreword by)
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Shanghai in the 1930s was one of the world's most dangerous cities, with kidnappings and murders as daily occurrences. British police officer E. W. Peters of the Shanghai Municipal Police leads the way down the city's dark lanes and alleys, through a crime-ridden underworld of brothels, opium dens, and gambling parlors. This often riotous, true-crime chronicle is filled with colorful criminals, fumbled police raids, and gross misunderstandings, one of which lands the author on trial for murder. Here, old Shanghai is depicted at its most exciting.

About the Author

E. W. Peters is a former British police officer in the Shanghai Municipal Council who was dismissed following charges of attempted murder. He and his codefendants were both found not guilty. Robert Bickers is a professor of history at the University of Bristol and the author of Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai and The Scramble for China: Strangers in the Middle Kingdom, 1832–1914.

Praise For…

"Riots and robbers, gangs and guns, dope dealers and trunk murderers - E.W. Peters met them all with no more than his badge . . . and a fully loaded Colt .45." —Paul French, author, Midnight in Peking
Product Details
ISBN: 9789881998385
ISBN-10: 9881998387
Publisher: Earnshaw Books
Publication Date: January 1st, 2012
Pages: 256
Language: English