Poets and Murder
A Judge Dee Mystery
By (author) Robert Van Gulik
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Poets and Murder by Robert Van Gulik
Book DescriptionJudge Dee, the master detective of seventh-century China, sets out to solve a puzzling double murder and discovers complex passions lurking beneath the placid surface of academic life. A mild-mannered student is rumored to have been slain by a fox-demon, while a young dancer meets her death as she dresses to perform for the magistrate's illustrious dinner guests - an obese Zen monk revered for his calligraphy, a beautiful poetess accused of murder, and the past president of the imperial academy. To connect the present crimes with betrayals and adulteries from decades past, the clever judge must visit a high-class brothel and the haunted shrine of the Black Fox. From the moment the young scholar is found dead on the eve of the Autumn Festival, the pace never lets up.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226848761
(203mm x 133mm x 14mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 29-Oct-1996
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Van Gulik
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While investigating a murder in the mysterious, isolated town of Hanyuan, Judge Dee - a judicial magistrate and respected detective in seventh-century China - becomes involved in the world of political intrigue. 15,000 first printing.
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Judge Dee presided over his Imperial Chinese court with a brand of Confucian justice. A near-mythic figure in China, he distinguished himself as a tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger. Often based on actual cases and illustrated with the line drawings, this book offers insight into life in traditional China.
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Author Biography - Robert Van Gulik
Robert van Gulik (1910 - 67), a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture, drew his plots and literary conventions from the popular detective novels that appeared in seventeenth-century China.
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