The Chinese maze murders : a Chinese detective story suggested by three original ancient Chinese plots (Book, 1997) [WorldCat.org]
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The Chinese maze murders : a Chinese detective story suggested by three original ancient Chinese plots

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : University of Chicago Press, [1997] ©1957
Series: Judge Dee mystery.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Renjie Di; Renjie Di
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hans van Gulik
ISBN: 0226848787 9780226848785
OCLC Number: 930990295
Description: xiii, 321 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Machine derived contents note: First Chapter --
A strange meeting takes place on a lotus lake; Judge Dee is attacked on his way to Lan-fang --
Second Chapter --
Judge Dee opens the first session of the tribunal; He discovers in the archives an unsolved problem --
Third Chapter --
The judge witnesses a quarrel on the market; A young man forecasts his father's murder --
Fourth Chapter --
Tao Gan reports on a mysterious old mansion; An ingenious trap is set in the dark tribunal --
Fifth Chapter --
Twenty ruffians attack in the dead of the night; Judge Dee sets out on a dangerous excursion --
Sixth Chapter --
Four guildmasters are received in the main hall; Mrs. Yoo visits the tribunal with an old picture --
Seventh Chapter --
Three roguish monks receive their just punishment; A Candidate of Literature reports a cruel murder --
Eighth Chapter --
An old General is murdered in his own library; Judge Dee goes to visit the scene of the crime --
Ninth Chapter --
Judge Dee ponders alone in a dead man's room; The autopsy brings to light the cause of death --
Tenth Chapter --
Judge Dee pays a visit to an eccentric young man; He presides an artistic meeting in the tribunal --
Eleventh Chapter --
Tao Gan has an adventure in an old temple; Ma Joong meets his math in a drinking bout --
Twelfth Chapter --
Judge Dee discusses the secrets of two pictures; A young girl discovers passionate love letters --
Thirteenth Chapter --
Yoo Kee entertains a distinguished guest to tea; Judge Dee decides to revisit the General's studio --
Fourteenth Chapter --
A strange clue is found in a dead man's room; Judge Dee sends his men to arrest a criminal --
Fifteenth Chapter --
Painter Woo reveals his secret in the tribunal; Judge Dee orders a search of the Eastern city --
Sixteenth Chapter --
Ma Joong investigates the licensed quarter; He is made a partner in a nefarious scheme --
Seventeenth Chapter --
Mrs. Yoo pays a second visit to the tribunal; A queer discovery is made in an old mansion --
Eighteenth Chapter --
Judge Dee decides to consult an old hermit; Ma Joong catches his man in the Drum Tower --
Nineteenth Chapter --
A recluse discourses on the purpose of life; Judge Dee learns the old Governor's secret --
Twentieth Chapter --
A rebel chieftain confesses under torture; A mysterious stranger is at last identified --
Twentyfirst Chapter --
Judge Dee closes the case of the murdered General; Chiao Tai relates the story of a military disaster --
Twentysecond Chapter --
Judge Dee explains the murder of General Ding; He reveals the secret of the scroll picture --
Twentythird Chapter --
The judge leads his men to the heart of the maze; A gruesome discovery is made in a secret pavilion --
Twentyfourth Chapter --
A young girl goes to visit a famous artist; A criminal is caught in an unexpected place --
Twentyfifth Chapter --
Two depraved criminals suffer the extreme penalty; Judge Dee learns the secret of an abstruse couplet.
Series Title: Judge Dee mystery.
Responsibility: by Robert Van Gulik ; with nineteen plates drawn by the author in Chinese style.

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"Judge Dee belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes. I assure you it is a compliment not given frivolously." - Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times"

 
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