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The Chinese lake murders : a Judge Dee detective story

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik
Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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In the third installment of Robert Van Gulik's classic ancient Chinese mystery series based on historical court records, magistrate, lawyer, and detective Judge Dee has his work cut out for him. Set in 666 A.D., in the hidden city of Han-yuan, sixty miles from the imperial capital of ancient China, Dee is sent to investigate a case of embezzlement of government funds. But things are about to get more complicated for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Fiction
Historical fiction
Mystery fiction
Named Person: Renjie Di; Renjie Di
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hans van Gulik
ISBN: 0060751401 9780060751401
OCLC Number: 56615836
Notes: Originally published: hardcover, Harper & Brothers, 1960.
Description: x, 211 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Robert van Gulik, with thirteen plates drawn by the author in Chinese style.

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In the third installment of Robert Van Gulik's classic ancient Chinese mystery series based on historical court records, magistrate, lawyer, and detective Judge Dee has his work cut out for him. Set in 666 A.D., in the hidden city of Han-yuan, sixty miles from the imperial capital of ancient China, Dee is sent to investigate a case of embezzlement of government funds. But things are about to get more complicated for the great detective. Just before he is about to take leave of Han-yuan, the popular courtesan Almond Blossom disappears, and then a bride who dies on her wedding night also disappears from her coffin -- her body replaced with that of a murdered man. To make matters worse, Judge Dee is confronted with the dangerous sect called the White Lotus.

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