The Chinese Maze Murders: A Judge Dee Mystery

The Chinese Maze Murders: A Judge Dee Mystery

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by Robert H. van Gulik
     
 

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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 first venture into writing suspense novels after the success

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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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226849096
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Series:
Judge Dee Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
372,131
File size:
3 MB

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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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The Chinese Maze Murders (Judge Dee Series) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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I am a real fan of all Judge Dee mysteries. They present another culture, so be prepared for that. This set of three crimes to solve (there are always three) are not necessarily really about the true Judge Dee, but feature him as the central character. Read about "Judge Dee" on Wikipedia to understand somewhat of the authorship, background and structure of this series of mysteries. And then be prepared to also become a great fan.
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