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The Willow Pattern : A Judge Dee Mystery - Robert Van Gulik

The Willow Pattern

A Judge Dee Mystery

Paperback Published: 1st September 1993
ISBN: 9780226848754
Number Of Pages: 192

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Judge Dee has been appointed emergency governor of the plague- and drought-ridden Imperial City. As his guards help the city fend off a popular uprising, an aristocrat from one of the oldest families in China suffers an "accident" in a deserted mansion.

In "The Willow Pattern," the illustrious judge uses his trademark expertise to unravel the mysteries of the nobleman, a shattered vase, and a dead bondmaid. Along the way he encounters a woman who fights with loaded sleeves, a nearly drowned courtesan, and an elaborate trap set for a murderer. Packed with suspense, violence, and romance, "The Willow Pattern" won't disappoint Judge Dee's legions of loyal fans.

"The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again."--Allen J. Hubin, "New York Times Book Review"

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"Entertaining, instructive and oddly impressive." - Times Literary Supplement "A tense and exotic mystery." - Publishers Weekly"

A meeting in a dark street A girl assaulted by four ruffians Judge Dee receives Mrs. Mei A lady kneels before the judge Judge Dee has tea in the Willow Abode Ma Joong saves a drowning girl Judge Dee in the boudoir of a dead lady Ma Joong and Chiao Tai view two bodies Coral's dance A cruel tyrant and his victim Judge Dee in the guestroom of the Mei mansion The judge questions a suspect A man meets his dead mistress A young girl takes vengeance
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ISBN: 9780226848754
ISBN-10: 0226848752
Series: A Judge Dee Mystery
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st September 1993
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.3 x 13.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.21

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