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Title:  The Emperor's Pearl
Binding:  Paperback
Author:  Robert Van Gulik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0226848728
ISBN-13: 9780226848723

Product Dimensions: 
13.3 x 1.3 x 20.3 cm
Category(ies) :  Fiction
Shipping weights: 
Price: RMB120.00
Reading level : 
BookDescription
This pair of Van Guliks, first published in 1963 and 1961, respectively, are the latest in the series of "Judge Dee Mystery" reprints. Judge Dee is a detective in ancient China, who, in the nature of Conan Doyle's and Christie's protagonists, is more cerebral than hard-boiled.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Synosis
The time is 699 A.D.; the place is Poo-yang. Here Judge Dee, imperial magistrate, must investigate two deaths: the collapse of a young drummer in the annual dragon-boat race and the murder of a woman in a deserted country estate. The mystery involves the cruel River Goddess, and the legendary Emperor's Pearl, as well as a wealthy merchant's lovely, mute, mad wife.

Publisher Comments
“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 belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes.”
(Robert Kirsch Los Angeles Times)

“The title of this book and the book itself have much in common. Each is a jewel, a rare and precious find.”
(Atlanta Times)

About the Author
Robert van Gulik (1910–67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. His many works include sixteen Judge Dee mysteries, a study of the gibbon in China, and two books on the Chinese lute.
 


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