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Paul French was born in London, educated there and in Glasgow, and lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times bestseller, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, a Mystery Writers’ of America Edgar award winner for Best Fact Crime and a Crime Writers’ Association (UK) Dagger award for non-fiction. His more recent book City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir has received much praise, with The Economist writing, ‘…in Mr French the city has its champion storyteller.’

Both Midnight in Peking and City of Devils are currently being developed for television. Stories from Destination Shanghai will be serialised on RTHK Radio 3.

His blog is at www.chinarhyming.com.