The Haunted Monastery (Judge Dee Series)

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Judge Dee and his entourage, seeking refuge from a mountain storm, become trapped in a Taoist monastery, where the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after delivering an ecstatic sermon. The monks call it a supernatural experience, but the judge calls it murder. Recalling the allegedly accidental deaths of three young women in the same monastery, Judge Dee seeks clues in the eyes of a cat to solve cases of impersonation and murder. A painting by one of the victims reveals the truth about the killings, propelling the ...

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Overview

Judge Dee and his entourage, seeking refuge from a mountain storm, become trapped in a Taoist monastery, where the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after delivering an ecstatic sermon. The monks call it a supernatural experience, but the judge calls it murder. Recalling the allegedly accidental deaths of three young women in the same monastery, Judge Dee seeks clues in the eyes of a cat to solve cases of impersonation and murder. A painting by one of the victims reveals the truth about the killings, propelling the judge on a quest for justice and revenge.

"Entertaining, instructive, and impressive."—Times Literary Supplement

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This Judge Dee mystery finds the Chinese investigator trying to solve a murder of a Taoist monastery's abbot.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226848792
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Judge Dee Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 630,851
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents


The First Lady Directs the Maids
Judge Dee and Tao Gan in the Store-room
A Poet Taunts a Taoist Abbot
Judge Dee Visits an Exalted Person
Scroll-Painting of the Old Abbot's Cat
Judge Dee and his Helpers Inspect the Crypt
A Young Girl in the Hands of Evil Persons
Judge Dee and his Three Wives
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