by Graeme Sheppard
The brutal murder of 19-year-old Pamela Werner in the city of Peking one night in January 1937 shocked the world, but the police never found or named the murderer. A best-selling book, Midnight in Peking, declared the murderer to be an American dentist, but English policeman Graeme Sheppard, 30 years with the British police, decided that conclusion was flawed, and spent years investigating all aspects of the case and came up with an entirely different conclusion. So who did it? Who killed Pamela?
Born and raised in London, Graeme Sheppard is a retired police officer with thirty years’ service with the Metropolitan Police and in the Northeast of England. He received several commendations for crime detection, and his policing experience included a wide range of locations including London’s West End, rural villages and inner-city housing estates. His enthusiasm for history and eager eye for evidence has resulted in articles published in History Today. Other interests include paleoanthropology, physical fitness and playing the classical guitar. He now lives and writes in Hampshire, UK.