Old Blood

Foreigner: A Murder in Peking

May 22, 2023 Old Blood Season 3 Episode 39
Old Blood
Foreigner: A Murder in Peking
Show Notes

In 1937, Peking police discovered a British schoolgirl at the bottom of an ancient wall with her heart torn from her chest. The investigation unraveled multiple theories that increased tension between locals and the many foreigners living in China at the dawn of World War II.


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