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The Willow Pattern: A Judge Dee Mystery
by Robert van Gulik
University of Chicago Press, 1993
eISBN: 978-0-226-84903-4 | Paper: 978-0-226-84875-4
Library of Congress Classification PR9130.9.G8W55 1993
Dewey Decimal Classification 823.914

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Judge Dee has been appointed emergency governor of the plague- and drought-ridden Imperial City. As his guards help the city fend off a popular uprising, an aristocrat from one of the oldest families in China suffers an "accident" in a deserted mansion.


In The Willow Pattern, the illustrious judge uses his trademark expertise to unravel the mysteries of the nobleman, a shattered vase, and a dead bondmaid. Along the way he encounters a woman who fights with loaded sleeves, a nearly drowned courtesan, and an elaborate trap set for a murderer. Packed with suspense, violence, and romance, The Willow Pattern won’t disappoint Judge Dee’s legions of loyal fans.


"The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik’s skilled hands, comes vividly alive again."—Allen J. Hubin, New York Times Book Review



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