Item #19687 Memorigrams. E. T C. Werner, Edward Theodore Chalmers.


Shanghai: The Shanghai Times, 1940. First Edition. Paperback. Octavo; (vii), 160, (1), 3pp. Illustrated with photographs (two of which are of Pamela Werner). Very Good copy in publisher's pink wrappers with yapped edges;, spine and upper cover are lettered in black. Item #19687

'Memorigrams' is a collection of reflections from Werner's life; the last ~ 20 pages are devoted to his daughter's tragic and violent murder and aftermath. E.T.C. Werner was in the British consular service in China until 1914 when he retired as British Consul-General in Foochow (Fuzhou). After retirement Werner moved back to Peking to concentrate on his sinological studies. In 1919 he adopted a baby daughter, Pamela, in Peking. Pamela was murdered in January 1937, a crime that has never been solved. In 2011, British author Paul French published a study of the murder, "Midnight in Peking," which explores the career and character of Werner and offers a solution to the mystery, winning the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and Crime Writers' Association Dagger Award for Non-Fiction in 1913. A TV adaptation of the book is currently being produced by Kudos with a script by Richard Warlow.

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