Chinese Bell Murders

ISBN-10: 0060728884

ISBN-13: 9780060728885

Edition: 2004

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List price: $13.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/3/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.484
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.

A connoisseur has a strange experience in a curio shop; Judge Dee begins his duties as Magistrate of Poo-yang
Judge Dee reviews the rape murder in Half Moon Street; he startles Sergeant Hoong by an unexpected statement
Judge Dee opens the first session of the tribunal; Tao Gan relates the story of a Buddhist temple
A Candidate of Literature is heard in the tribunal; Judge Dee goes to investigate the scene of a crime
Tao Gan says his prayers in a Buddhist temple; three monks are deceived by a clever swindler
An old lady from Canton reports a terrible wrong; Judge Dee informs the sergeant of disturbing news
Ma Joong discovers a deserted Taoist sanctuary; a violent fight takes place in the temple yard
Judge Dee decides he will visit his colleagues; he explains the rape murder in Half Moon Street
Two monks visit the judge with an important message; he recites a ballad at a dinner with Magistrate Lo
Tao Gan consults with the warden on past affairs; he has an uncomfortable time among the dark ruins
A newcomer unexpectedly mixes himself in the fight; the lieutenants of Judge Dee take counsel together
Two Taoists discuss abstruse doctrines in a teahouse; after a fierce fight Ma Joong finally gets his man
Judge Dee solves the rape murder of Half Moon Street; a Candidate of Literature moans over his cruel fate
Judge Dee relates the history of an ancient feud; he outlines his plans for trapping the murderer
The judge pays a visit to a gentleman from Canton; unexpectedly two young ladies arrive in his mansion
A wealthy merchant drinks tea in the reception hall; Judge Dee sets out in a fortuneteller's disguise
Strange visitors repair to the temple at daybreak; in front of the Buddha hall the tribunal is opened
A beautiful girl delivers startling testimony; Judge Dee explains the case to his lieutenants
Judge Dee draws up a stern warning to all citizens; he goes to visit the Temple of Transcendental Wisdom
An empty Taoist temple poses many a vexing problem; a deserted courtyard delivers up its gruesome secret
The judge and his four men fall into a weird trap; a dangerous criminal is arrested in his own mansion
The head of the archives sets forth an old story; Judge Dee discourses on three criminal cases
A thorough search is instituted in a library; a crab restaurant yields an important clue
A wily criminal is caught by a clever strategem; four statesmen engage in after-dinner conversation
Two criminals are executed outside the southern gate; Judge Dee kneels down before an Imperial inscription
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