Chinese Gold Murders

ISBN-10: 0060728671

ISBN-13: 9780060728670

Edition: 2004

Authors: Robert H. Van Gulik, Gulik R. Van

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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.396
Language: English

Matthew J. Streb is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northern Illinois University. He is the author or editor of several books including The New Electoral Politics of Race and Academic Freedom at the Dawn of a New Century: How Terrorism, Governments, And Culture Wars Impact Free Speech.Robert H. Van Gulik was born in Holland in 1910. He was a diplomat, an expert in esoteric Buddhism, and a scholar of Chinese history and culture. He mastered ancient Chinese musical instruments and calligraphy. He translated a number of Chinese texts, including Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An): An Authentic Eighteenth-Century Detective Novel and later used the character in his own stories. He died in 1967.

Three old friends part in a country pavilion; a magistrate meets two highwaymen on the road
A strenuous sword duel is broken off undecided; four men drink wine in the hostel of Yenchow
An eyewitness relates the discovery of a murder; the judge has a weird meeting in an empty house
Judge Dee goes to visit the scene of the crime; he studies the secret of the copper tea stove
Two stalwarts have a gratis meal in a restaurant; they watch a strange performance on the water front
A drunken poet composes a song to the moon; Chiao Tai meets a Korean girl in a brothel
Judge Dee hears the report on the lacquer box; he goes to visit a temple in the dead of night
A rich shipowner reports the loss of his bride; the judge reconstructs a meeting of two persons
Judge Dee takes his men to inspect a farmhouse; a strange discovery is made in the mulberry bush
A philosopher propounds his lofty views; Judge Dee explains a complicated murder
The judge visits a Buddhist abbot; he has a dinner on the water front
The confession of a disillusioned lover; the disappearance of a Korean artisan
Ma Joong and Chiao Tai go out on a boat trip; a lovers' tryst has unexpected consequences
Judge Dee discourses on two attempted murders; an unknown woman appears before the tribunal
A young woman tells an amazing tale; an old man confesses a strange crime
Judge Dee goes out to eat noodles in a restaurant; he applauds the decisions of an ancient colleague
A pious abbot conducts a magnificent ceremony; a skeptical philosopher loses his best argument
The judge uncovers an evil conspiracy; an elusive person is finally identified
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