Poets and murder [electronic resource] / Robert van Gulik ; with eight illustrations drawn by the author in Chinese style.
- ISBN: 9780226848969 (electronic bk.)
- ISBN: 0226848965 (electronic bk.)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (173 p.) : ill.
- Edition: University of Chicago Press ed.
- Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1996.
|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.
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