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Three Further Cases for Judge Dee
I recalled that according to the ancient historical records Judge Dee, while serving as magistrate of Poo-yang, a small district in Kiangsu Province, had unraveled with uncanny skill at least three mysterious crimes. Unfortunately, however, the details of those exploits have not been preserved. Since the surname Dee is not commonly met with, it was certain that this cap mirror had indeed belonged to Judge Dee. All my lassitude had gone See All Customer Reviews.
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USD 9. In the spirit of ancient Chinese detective novels, Judge Dee is challenged by three cases.
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. Leaning forward I read: Property of the Dee official residence, Poo-yang With difficulty I suppressed an exclamation of astonished delight.
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Available now wherever books are sold. Show More. Average Review. Write a Review. University of Chicago Press. The Judge's private life is a peaceful haven from his stressful public duties, shared with his three wives:.
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The four of them get along famously and while away their evenings with endless, hard-fought games of dominos. The Judge himself is an unusually tall, powerfully built man with a long black beard, piercing eyes and considerable presence. Men, especially wrongdoers, find him intimidating, but women, sensing the sensitivity and empathy under the formidable surface, tend to trust and confide in him. Particularly attractive young women in trouble. Judge Dee believes in the spirit of justice, rather then the letter of the law.