Judge Dee and his entourage, seeking refuge from a mountain storm, become trapped in a Taoist monastery, where the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after delivering an ecstatic sermon. The monks call it a supernatural experience, but the judge calls it murder. Recalling the allegedly accidental deaths of three young women in the same monastery, Judge Dee seeks clues in the eyes of a cat to solve cases of impersonation and murder. A painting by one of the victims reveals the truth about the killings, propelling the judge on a quest for justice and revenge.
"Entertaining, instructive, and impressive."--"Times Literary Supplement"
"If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee, I envy you that initial pleasure." - Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times "The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again." - Allen J. Hubin, New York Times Book Review"
Series: Judge Dee Mystery/Robert Van Gulik
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 2nd June 1997
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Type: New edition