R.H. VAN GULIK
Title CHINESE GOLD MURDERS
Binding MASS MARKET
Book Condition GOOD CONDITION
Publisher UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
0226848647 / 9780226848648
Seller ID IM57500
Soon after taking up his first magisterial post in the godforsaken district of Peng-lai, Judge Dee must look into the murder of his predecessor. His job is complicated by the simultaneous disappearnce of his chief clerk and the new bride of a wealthy local shipowner.
"The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive
again."--Allen J. Hubin, "New York Times Book Review"
"If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee, I envy you that initial
pleasure . . . the discovery of a great detective story. For the
magistrate of Poo-yan belongs in that select group headed by Sherlock
Holmes."--Robert Kirsch, "Los Angeles Times"
Robert van Gulik (1910-67), a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese
history and culture, drew his plots from the popular detective novels
that appeared in seventeenth-century China.