One in a series of five detective stories set in 7th century China. The detective is Judge Dee. In that period the Judge was always the detective as well. In each book Judge Dee has three murders to solve, sometimes linked together.
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"Taken together, the Judge Dee series gives a unique and entertaining look at China in the age when Buddhism was first taking root. Those interested in ordinary--and sometimes extraordinary--life in the Tang dynasty, and anyone who just loves a good mystery, will find much here to enjoy."--Dan Zigmond "Tricycle "
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060152052
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1983. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060152052
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1983. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Chinese Bell Murders describes the Judge's exploits in the tribunal of Poo-yang early in his career. He has one case left over from his predecessor--the brutal rape-murder of Pure Jade, the daughter of Butcher Hsai who lived on Half Moon Street. Her lover has been accused and is on the verge of being convicted, but Judge Dee senses that all is not right and sets out with his lieutenants to find the real murderer. "So scrupulously in the classic Chinese manner yet so nicely equipped with everything to satisfy the modern reader."--New York Times Robert Van Gulik (1910-67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. He drew his plots from the whole body of Chinese literature, especially from the popular detective novels that first appeared in the seventeenth century. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060152052