The emperor's pearl : a Judge Dee mystery (Book, 2008) []
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The emperor's pearl : a Judge Dee mystery

The emperor's pearl : a Judge Dee mystery

Author: Robert Hans van Gulik
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2008] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
In seventh century China, Judge Dee, an imperial magistrate, investigates two deaths, a drummer in the annual dragon-boat race and a woman in a deserted country estate.

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Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Renjie Di; Renjie Di
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Hans van Gulik
ISBN: 9780226848723 0226848728
OCLC Number: 963872081
Description: 184 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: by Robert van Gulik ; with eight illustrations drawn by the author in Chinese style.


On the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in AD 699 a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a woman turns up in a country mansion. Judge Dee steps in to investigate the murders.  Read more...


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"If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee and his faithful Sgt. Hoong, I envy you that initial pleasure which comes from the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yang Read more...

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