(From the publisher):
Deep in the heart of the Forbidden City, respected mandarins are being murdered... and the only suspects, incredibly, are eight bloodthirsty demons straight out of Chinese legend. Accompanied only by a scarred puppeteer and his bewitchingly lovely shamanka daughter, Master Li and Number Ten Ox plunge into a deadly and horrifying netherworld. They're gambling for the fate of all China--in an apocalyptic battle with long-dead demons who've got nothing to lose.
Original title: Eight Skilled Gentlemen
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Fantasy Featuring Detection
Fiction→ Fantasy→ Historical
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox, the (1998) [Omnibus Volume]
Author: Barry Hughart