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The emperor's pearl : a Judge Dee mystery

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
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It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in 699 A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a beautiful young woman turns up in a deserted country mansion. There, Judge Dee--tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger--steps in to investigate the murders and return order to the Tang Dynasty. In The Emperor's Pearl, the judge discovers that these two deaths are connected  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Fiction
Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gulik, Robert Hans van, 1910-1967.
Emperor's pearl.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1994
(DLC) 93050923
(OCoLC)29635128
Named Person: Renjie Di; Renjie Di
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hans van Gulik
ISBN: 9780226849072 0226849074
OCLC Number: 676697278
Description: 1 online resource (184 pages) : illustrations.
Responsibility: by Robert van Gulik ; with eight illustrations drawn by the author in Chinese style.

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It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in 699 A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a beautiful young woman turns up in a deserted country mansion. There, Judge Dee--tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger--steps in to investigate the murders and return order to the Tang Dynasty. In The Emperor's Pearl, the judge discovers that these two deaths are connected by an ancient tragedy involving a near-legendary treasure stolen from the Imperial Harem one hundred years earlier. The terrifying figure of the White Lady, a river goddess enshrined.

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