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The Emperor's Pearl

The Emperor's Pearl

2008 ·
·4.07·595 Ratings ·192 Pages
“ If your life's work can be accomplished in your lifetime, you're not thinking big enough. ” ― Wes Jackson
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  • The Monkey and The Tiger

    ·3.99·438 Ratings
    A.D. 666 and A.D. 676The Monkey and The Tiger includes two detective stories, "The Morning of the Monkey" and "The Night of the Tiger." In the first, a gibbon drops an emerald in the open gallery of Dee's official residence, leading the judge to discover
  • The Red Pavilion

    ·4.05·695 Ratings
    A.D. 668A chance encounter with Autumn Moon, the most powerful courtesan on Paradise Island, leads Judge Dee to investigate three deaths. Although he finally teases the true story from a tangled history of passion and betrayal, Dee is saddened by the perv
  • Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories

    ·3.99·451 Ratings
    A.D. 663, 666, 668, 670 The eight short stories in Judge Dee at Work cover a decade during which the judge served in four different provinces of the T’ang Empire. From the suspected treason of a general in the Chinese army to the murder of a lonely po
  • Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An)

    ·3.96·1,434 Ratings
    Long before Western writers had even conceived the idea of writing detective stories, the Chinese had developed a long tradition of literary works that chronicled the cases of important district magistrates. These judges held a unique position. As "father
  • Poets and Murder

    ·4.07·437 Ratings
    A.D. 668Master detective Judge Dee sets out to solve a puzzling double murder and discovers that complicated passions lurk beneath the seemingly tranquil landscape of academic life. A student has been murdered; a beautiful poetess is accused of whipping h
  • The Lacquer Screen

    ·4.03·634 Ratings
    A.D. 663Early 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 mur
  • The Chinese Bell Murders

    ·4.08·986 Ratings
    A.D. 668Meet Judge Dee, the detective lauded as the "Sherlock Holmes of ancient China" — Fans of Alexander McCall Smith's No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series will thrill to this reissue of the first volume in Robert van Gulik's classic Chinese Murders
  • Murder in Canton

    ·4.13·442 Ratings
    A.D. 681Murder In Canton takes place in 680 A.D. Judge Dee, recently promoted to Lord Chief Justice, is sent incognito to Canton to investigate the disappearance of a court censor. With the help of his trusted lieutenants Chiao Tai and Tao Gan, and that o
  • The Haunted Monastery

    ·4.03·747 Ratings
    A.D. 666Judge 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
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