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The Chinese Maze Murders - Robert van Gulik
The Chinese Maze Murders
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Poisoned plums, a cryptic scroll picture, passionate love letters, and a hidden murderer with a penchant for torturing and killing women lead Judge Dee to the heart of the Governor’s garden maze and the answers to three interwoven mysteries. The Chinese Maze Murders represents Robert van Gulik’s... show more
Poisoned plums, a cryptic scroll picture, passionate love letters, and a hidden murderer with a penchant for torturing and killing women lead Judge Dee to the heart of the Governor’s garden maze and the answers to three interwoven mysteries. The Chinese Maze Murders represents Robert van Gulik’s first venture into writing suspense novels after the success of Dee Gong An, his translation of an anonymous Chinese detective novel from the sixteenth century.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780226848785 (0226848787)
ASIN: 226848787
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
Series: Judge Dee (Chronological order) (#13)
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Sanne
Sanne rated it
4.0 Labyrinth in Lan-Fang (the Chinese Maze Murders) by Robert van Gulik
A highly enjoyable detective set in ancient China. Robert van Gulik definitely made me interested in reading more in this genre. He bases his stories on an old Chinese genre of writing detective stories, which revolve around the magistrate: a government official who was in charge of justice. He was ...
Sanne
Sanne rated it
4.0 Labyrinth in Lan-Fang (the Chinese Maze Murders) by Robert van Gulik
A highly enjoyable detective set in ancient China. Robert van Gulik definitely made me interested in reading more in this genre. He bases his stories on an old Chinese genre of writing detective stories, which revolve around the magistrate: a government official who was in charge of justice. He was ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Disappear Into Another World
I had read this before--decades ago as a teen and can't say even after reading it again I could say I remembered it--which is a point against it. It's a historical mystery set in China's Tang Dynasty around 700 AD and featuring Judge Dee. He's a historical figure with the kind of legendary reputatio...
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4.0 The Chinese Maze Murders: A Judge Dee Mystery
This is a reread of a series associated with happiness and joy. I was a bit reluctant to reread these again. Well, I was worried for nothing. It's still captivates me, makes me smile, laugh and angry a bit too (there's plot point in this novel I didn't remember and now many years later makes me crin...
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