It was every parent’s worst nightmare: a desperate phone call from a foreign country with the news that your beloved daughter has gone missing.
It’s 1937 and a parent’s worst nightmare comes true in Peking when the mutilated body of a British teenager, Pamela Werner, is found. The city is already on edge as Japan prepares to take over. Peking has also been in decline and has become a mix of refugees, brothels, opium dens, and the last of the foreigners and diplomats. Scandal and corruption is rampant.
Introducing the new HUSH format — a shorter podcast (33:20), but a longer discussion of books and movies. This episode focuses on People in Peril and Kids in Crisis books and movies — have you read any of our recommendations? Plus continue the discussion on the library’s Goodreads group!
HUSH – Listen to a conversational podcast (52:47) with Lissa Staley and Thad Hartman. Julie Nelson returns to to talk about true crime books. Daniel Fogt shares reading and viewing tips to get ready for the upcoming summer blockbuster movies. Carrie Cumming promotes the movie series at the library. Plus, subscribe to HUSH via iTunes.
A fiendish torturer terrorizing boys brought all Boston to a panic in 1872, but shockingly the perpetrator wasn’t a man, but a mere boy.