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The Willow Pattern: A Judge Dee Mystery (Judge Dee Mystery Series)

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Publisher Comments:

Judge Dee has been appointed emergency governor of the plague- and drought-ridden Imperial City. As his guards help the city fend off a popular uprising, an aristocrat from one of the oldest families in China suffers an "accident" in a deserted mansion.

In The Willow Pattern, the illustrious judge uses his trademark expertise to unravel the mysteries of the nobleman, a shattered vase, and a dead bondmaid. Along the way he encounters a woman who fights with loaded sleeves, a nearly drowned courtesan, and an elaborate trap set for a murderer. Packed with suspense, violence, and romance, The Willow Pattern wont disappoint Judge Dees legions of loyal fans.

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

Synopsis:

As Judge Dee copes with the administration of the plague-ridden Imperial Capital, he must also bring his skills to bear on the mystery of two seemingly unconnected murders that could mean the extinction of the city's oldest, most aristocratic families.

"All the charm, cruelty and fragile magic of China in the Tang Dynasty."—Chicago Sun-Times

"A tense and exotic mystery."—Publishers Weekly

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

About 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.

Table of Contents

Illustrations

Judge Dee and Chiao Tai

A meeting in a dark street

A girl assaulted by four ruffians

Judge Dee receives Mrs. Mei

A lady kneels before the judge

Judge Dee has tea in the Willow Abode

Ma Joong saves a drowning girl

Judge Dee in the boudoir of a dead lady

Ma Joong and Chiao Tai view two bodies

Coral's dance

A cruel tyrant and his victim

Judge Dee in the guestroom of the Mei mansion

The judge questions a suspect

A man meets his dead mistress

A young girl takes vengeance

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226848754
Other:
Van Gulik, Robert
Author:
Gulik, Robert Hans Van
Author:
Van Gulik, Robert
Author:
Gulik, Robert van
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
China
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Judges
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Dee jen-djieh (fictitious character)
Subject:
China History T°ang dynasty, 618-907 Fiction.
Subject:
Dee Jen-Djieh
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Judge Dee Mystery Series
Series Volume:
103-8
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 line drawings
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.00 x 5.25 in

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"Synopsis" by , As Judge Dee copes with the administration of the plague-ridden Imperial Capital, he must also bring his skills to bear on the mystery of two seemingly unconnected murders that could mean the extinction of the city's oldest, most aristocratic families.

"All the charm, cruelty and fragile magic of China in the Tang Dynasty."—Chicago Sun-Times

"A tense and exotic mystery."—Publishers Weekly

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

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