The Chinese Gold Murders (Judge Dee Series)

The Chinese Gold Murders (Judge Dee Series)

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by Robert H. van Gulik
     
 

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Soon after taking up his first magisterial post in the godforsaken district of Peng-lai, Judge Dee must look into the murder of his predecessor. His job is complicated by the simultaneous disappearnce of his chief clerk and the new bride of a wealthy local shipowner.

"The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again."—Allen J.

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Overview

Soon after taking up his first magisterial post in the godforsaken district of Peng-lai, Judge Dee must look into the murder of his predecessor. His job is complicated by the simultaneous disappearnce of his chief clerk and the new bride of a wealthy local shipowner.

"The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again."—Allen J. Hubin, New York Times Book Review

"If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee, I envy you that initial pleasure . . . the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yan belongs in that select group headed by Sherlock
Holmes."—Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

Robert van Gulik (1910-67), a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture, drew his plots from the popular detective novels that appeared in seventeenth-century China.

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Library Journal
Released back to back in 1958 and 1959, these are the first two outings in the author's multivolume Judge Dee mystery series. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226848648
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/01/1979
Series:
Judge Dee Series
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
4.83(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Van Gulik was born in the Netherlands in 1910. He was educated at the Universities of Leyden and Utrecht, and served in the Dutch diplomatic service in China and Japan for many years. His interest in Asian languages and art led him to the discovery of Chinese detective novels and to the historical character of Judge Dee, famous in ancient Chinese annals as a scholar-magistrate. Van Gulik subsequently began writing the Judge Dee series of novels that have so captivated mystery readers ever since. He died of cancer in 1967.

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Chinese Gold Murders (Judge Dee Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
kpet More than 1 year ago
THE CHINESE GOLD MURDERS starts as Judge Dee is on his way to his first post, in Peng-lai. There he will discover not one, but three mysteries, including the murder of his predecessor. Also complicating matters, a missing bride and the disappearence of his chief clerk. This book introduces his new lieutenants, and other complications. This book introduces the reader to an exotic and interesting world, and is also historically believable. A great read and a great series. Highly reccommended!