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The lacquer screen : a Chinese detective story / by Robert van Gulik.

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  • ISBN: 9780226849003 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 0226849007 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (180 pages) : illustrations.
  • Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1992.

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Formatted Contents Note: Dramatis Personae; Illustrations; 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.: Early in his career, Judge Dee visits a senior magistrate who shows him a beautiful lacquer screen on which a scene of lovers has been mysteriously altered to show the man stabbing his lover. The magistrate fears he is losing his mind and will murder his own wife. Meanwhile, a banker has inexplicably killed himself, and a lovely lady has allowed Dee's lieutenant, Chiao Tai, to believe she is a courtesan. Dee and Chiao Tai go incognito among a gang of robbers to solve this mystery, and find the leader of the robbers is more honorable than the magistrate."One of the most satisfyingly deviou.
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 > Historical.
Genre: Literature.
Electronic books.
Mystery fiction.
Historical fiction.

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