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Poets and murder / Robert van Gulik ; with eight illustrations drawn by the author in Chinese style.

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  • ISBN: 9780226848969 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0226848965 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (173 pages) : illustrations.
  • Edition: University of Chicago Press ed.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Illustrations; Dramatis Personae; Chapter I; Chapter II; Chapter III; Chapter IV; Chapter V; Chapter VI; Chapter VII; Chapter VIII; Chapter IX; Chapter X; Chapter XI; Chapter XII; Chapter XIII; Chapter XIV; Chapter XV; Chapter XVI; Chapter XVII; Chapter XVIII; Postscript.
Summary, etc.:
Judge Dee, the master detective of seventh-century China, sets out to solve a puzzling double murder and discovers complex passions lurking beneath the placid surface of academic life. A mild-mannered student is rumored to have been slain by a fox-demon, while a young dancer meets her death as she dresses to perform for the magistrate's illustrious dinner guests--an obese Zen monk revered for his calligraphy, a beautiful poetess accused of murder, and the past president of the imperial academy. To connect the present crimes with betrayals and adulteries from decades past, the clever judge must.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on print version record.
Subject: Di, Renjie, 629-700 > Fiction.
China > History > Tang dynasty, 618-907 > Fiction.
Judges > Fiction.
FICTION > Mystery & Detective > General.
Genre: Literature.
Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.

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