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The Emperor's Pearl - A Judge Dee Mystery (Electronic book text)
The Emperor's Pearl - A Judge Dee Mystery (Electronic book text): Van Gulik Robert
The Emperor's Pearl - A Judge Dee Mystery (Electronic book text): Van Gulik Robert

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Van Gulik Robert

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It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in 699 A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a beautiful young woman turns up in a deserted country mansion. There, Judge Deetribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avengersteps in to investigate the murders and return order to the Tang Dynasty. In The Emperors Pearl, the judge discovers that these two deaths are connected by an ancient tragedy involving a near-legendary treasure stolen from the Imperial Harem one hundred years earlier. The terrifying figure of the White Lady, a river goddess enshrined on a bloodstained altar, looms in the background of the investigation. Clues are few and elusive, but under the expert hand of Robert van Gulik, this mythic jigsaw puzzle assembles itself into a taut mystery. If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee and his faithful Sgt. Hoong, I envy you that initial pleasure which comes from the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yang belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes.Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times The title of this book and the book itself have much in common. Each is a jewel, a rare and precious find.Atlanta Times


Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 1994
Authors: Van Gulik Robert
Format: Electronic book text
Pages: 184
ISBN-13: 978-6612894855
Barcode: 9786612894855
Categories: Books
LSN: 6612894857

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