The Haunted Monastery: A Judge Dee Mystery

Paperback | June 1, 1997

byRobert van Gulik

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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

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"If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee and his faithful Sgt. Hoong, I envy you that initial pleasure which comes from the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yang belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes" -- Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times

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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 mona...

Robert van Gulik (1910–67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. His many works include sixteen Judge Dee mysteries, a study of the gibbon in China, and two books on the Chinese lute.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:June 1, 1997Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226848795

ISBN - 13:9780226848792

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Table of Contents

The First Lady Directs the Maids
Judge Dee and Tao Gan in the Store-room
A Poet Taunts a Taoist Abbot
Judge Dee Visits an Exalted Person
Scroll-Painting of the Old Abbot's Cat
Judge Dee and his Helpers Inspect the Crypt
A Young Girl in the Hands of Evil Persons
Judge Dee and his Three Wives

From Our Editors

"If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee and his faithful Sgt. Hoong, I envy you that initial pleasure which comes from the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yang belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes" -- Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times