|Chinese Bell Murders, the (1958) [Novel]|
by Robert van Gulik
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Series: Judge Dee Mysteries
(From the publisher):
The Chinese Bell Murders
introduces the great Judge Dee, a magistrate of the city of Poo-yang in ancient China.
In the spirit of ancient Chinese detective novels, Judge Dee is challenged by three cases. First, he must solve the mysterious murder of Pure Jade, a young girl living on Half Moon Street. All the evidence points to the guilt of her lover, but Judge Dee has his doubts. Dee also solves the mystery of a deserted temple and that of a group of monks' terrific success with a cure for barren women.
Original title: The Chinese Bell Murders
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ China
- First published in Japan in 1955, though originally written in English.