The Phantom of the Temple

Paperback | November 15, 2007

byRobert van Gulik

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Judge Dee presided over his imperial Chinese court with a unique brand of Confucian justice. A near mythic figure in China, he distinguished himself as a tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger. Long after his death, accounts of his exploits were celebrated in Chinese folklore, and later immortalized by Robert van Gulik in his electrifying mysteries.
In "The Phantom of the Temple," three separate puzzles--the disappearance of a wealthy merchant's daughter, twenty missing bars of gold, and a decapitated corpse--are pieced together by the clever judge to solve three murders and one complex, gruesome plot.
"Judge Dee belongs in that select group of fictional detectives headed by the renowned Sherlock Holmes. I assure you it is a compliment not given frivolously."--Robert Kirsch, "Los Angeles"" 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.

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On a wooded hill in the Lan-fang district, a phantom stalks in a century-old Buddhist temple and three mysteries unfold - the vanishing of a wealthy merchant's daughter, the disappearance of twenty bars of gold, and the discovery of a decapitated corpse. In The Phantom of the Temple, the clever Judge Dee pieces together these strange o...

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Judge Dee presided over his imperial Chinese court with a unique brand of Confucian justice. A near mythic figure in China, he distinguished himself as a tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger. Long after his death, accounts of his exploits were celebrated in Chinese folklore, and later immortalized by Robert van Gulik in ...

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On a wooded hill in the Lan-fang district, a phantom stalks in a century-old Buddhist temple and three mysteries unfold-the vanishing of a wealthy merchant's daughter, the disapperance of twenty bars of gold, and the discovery of a decapitated corpse. In the Phantom of the Temple, the clever Judge Dee pieces together these strange occu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 8 × 5.22 × 0.48 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:University of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226848779

ISBN - 13:9780226848778

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Illustrations
Judge Dee shows a birthday present
Ma Joong meets an old girl friend
The consort of a god
The birthday dinner
Ma Joong makes a delivery
The Third Lady receives Mrs. Woo
A meeting late at night
Judge Dee discusses seven cards
Prefect Woo and the Abbess before Judge Dee

From Our Editors

On a wooded hill in the Lan-fang district, a phantom stalks in a century-old Buddhist temple and three mysteries unfold - the vanishing of a wealthy merchant's daughter, the disappearance of twenty bars of gold, and the discovery of a decapitated corpse. In The Phantom of the Temple, the clever Judge Dee pieces together these strange occurrences to reveal one complex and gruesome plot.