(From the publisher):
Due to its proximity to the Water Palace, the summer residence of the Emperor's favorite daughter, Riverton lies within a special area administered by the military. To Judge Dee, returning to his district of Poo-yang, the peaceful town promises a few days' fishing and relaxation. But it is not to be. A chance meeting with a Taoist recluse, a gruesome body fished out of the river, strange guests at the Kingfisher Inn, a princess in distress - before long the judge is facing one of the most intricate and baffling mysteries of his career.
Original title: Necklace and Calabash
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives→ Historical
Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ China