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The Chinese Maze Murders

The Chinese Maze Murders Оценка: 3.7 (38)
Genre: detective
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Judge Dee must solve three complex mysteries in this case. Poisoned plums, secret messages in a scroll picture, passionate love letters and a murderer with a penchant for torturing and killing women lead him into the heart of the Governor's garden maze and the answers to these mysteries.

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Poisoned plums, a cryptic scroll picture, passionate love letters, and a hidden murderer with a penchant for torturing and killing women lead Judge Dee to the heart of the Governor s garden maze and the answers to three interwoven mysteries. The Chinese Maze Murders represents Robert van Gulik s first venture into writing suspense novels after the success of Dee Gong An, his translation of an anonymous Chinese detective novel from the sixteenth century.
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  1. Robert Van Gulik The Chinese Maze Murders
  2. FOREWORD
  3. DRAMATIS PERSONAE
  4. LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  5. SKETCH MAP OF LAN-FANG
  6. First Chapter
  7. A STRANGE MEETING TAKES PLAGE ON A LOTUS LAKE; JUDGE DEE IS ATTACKED ON HIS WAY TO LAN-FANG
  8. Second Chapter
  9. JUDGE DEE OPENS THE FIRST SESSION OF THE TRIBUNAL; HE DISCOVERS IN THE ARCHIVES AN UNSOLVED PROBLEM
  10. Third Chapter
  11. THE JUDGE WITNESSES A QUARREL ON THE MARKET; A YOUNG MAN FORECASTS HIS FATHERS MURDER
  12. Fourth Chapter
  13. TAO GAN REPORTS ON A MYSTERIOUS OLD MANSION; AN INGENIOUS TRAP IS SET IN THE DARK TRIBUNAL
  14. Fifth Chapter
  15. TWENTY RUFFIANS ATTACK IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT; JUDGE DEE SETS OUT ON A DANGEROUS EXCURSION
  16. Sixth Chapter
  17. FOUR GUILDMASTERS ARE RECEIVED IN THE MAIN HALL; MRS. YOO VISITS THE TRIBUNAL WITH AN OLD PICTURE
  18. Seventh Chapter
  19. THREE ROGUISH MONKS RECEIVE THEIR JUST PUNISHMENT; A CANDIDATE OF LITERATURE REPORTS A CRUEL MURDER
  20. Eighth Chapter
  21. AN OLD GENERAL IS MURDERED IN HIS OWN LIBRARY; JUDGE DEE GOES TO VISIT THE SCENE OF THE GRIME
  22. Ninth Chapter
  23. Tenth Chapter
  24. JUDGE DEE PAYS A VISIT TO AN ECCENTRIC YOUNG MAN; HE PRESIDES AN ARTISTIC MEETING IN THE TRIBUNAL
  25. Eleventh Chapter
  26. TAO GAN HAS AN ADVENTURE IN AN OLD TEMPLE; MA JOONG MEETS HIS MATCH IN A DRINKING BOUT
  27. Twelfth Chapter
  28. JUDGE DEE DISCUSSES THE SECRETS OF TWO PICTURES; A YOUNG GIRL DISCOVERS PASSIONATE LOVE LETTERS
  29. Thirteenth Chapter
  30. YOO KEE ENTERTAINS A DISTINGUISHED GUEST TO TEA; JUDGE DEE DECIDES TO REVISIT THE GENERALS STUDIO
  31. Fourteenth Chapter
  32. A STRANGE CLUE IS FOUND IN A DEAD MANS ROOM; JUDGE DEE SENDS HIS MEN TO ARREST A CRIMINAL
  33. Fifteenth Chapter
  34. PAINTER WOO REVEALS HIS SECRET IN THE TRIBUNAL; JUDGE DEE ORDERS A SEARCH OF THE EASTERN CITY
  35. Sixteenth Chapter
  36. MA JOONG INVESTIGATES THE LICENSED QUARTER; HE IS MADE A PARTNER IN A NEFARIOUS SCHEME
  37. Seventeenth Chapter
  38. MRS. YOO PAYS A SECOND VISIT TO THE TRIBUNAL; A QUEER DISCOVERY IS MADE IN AN OLD MANSION
  39. Eighteenth Chapter
  40. JUDGE DEE DECIDES TO CONSULT AN OLD HERMIT; MA JOONG CATCHES HIS MAN IN THE DRUM TOWER
  41. Nineteenth Chapter
  42. A RECLUSE DISCOURSES ON THE PURPOSE OF LIFE; JUDGE DEE LEARNS THE OLD GOVERNORS SECRET
  43. Twentieth Chapter
  44. A REBEL CHIEFTAIN CONFESSES UNDER TORTURE; A MYSTERIOUS STRANGER IS AT LAST IDENTIFIED
  45. Twenty first Chapter
  46. JUDGE DEE CLOSES THE CASE OF THE MURDERED GENERAL; CHIAO TAI RELATES THE STORY OF A MILITARY DISASTER
  47. Twenty second Chapter
  48. JUDGE DEE EXPLAINS THE MURDER OF GENERAL DING; HE REVEALS THE SECRET OF THE SCROLL PICTURE
  49. Twenty third Chapter
  50. THE JUDGE LEADS HIS MEN TO THE HEART OF THE MAZE; A GRUESOME DISCOVERY IS MADE IN A SECRET PAVILION
  51. Twenty fourth Chapter
  52. A YOUNG GIRL GOES TO VISIT A FAMOUS ARTIST; A CRIMINAL IS CAUGHT IN AN UNEXPECTED PLACE
  53. Twenty fifth Chapter
  54. TWO DEPRAVED CRIMINALS SUFFER THE EXTREME PENALTY; JUDGE DEE LEARNS THE SECRET OF AN ABSTRUSE COUPLET
  55. POSTSCRIPT
  56. Chinese Sources


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