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Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee

An Authentic Eighteenth-Century Chinese Detective Novel · Judge Dee Mystery

by Robert van Gulik Translator · Yuri Rasovsky Editor

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Long before Western writers had even conceived the idea of writing detective stories, the Chinese had developed a long tradition of literary works that chronicled the cases of important district magistrates. One of the most celebrated of these was Judge Dee, who lived in the seventh century a.d.

This book, written anonymously in the eighteenth century, interweaves three of Judge Dee's most baffling cases: a double murder among traveling merchants, the fatal poisoning of a bride on her wedding night, and the suspicious death of a shop keeper with a beautiful wife. The crimes take him up and down the great silk routes, into ancient graveyards where he consults the spirits of the dead, and through all levels of society, leading him to some brilliant detective work.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:
Blackstone Publishing
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2009
Series:
Judge Dee Mystery

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 214.4 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 214 MB

Robert van Gulik (Translator)

Robert van Gulik (1910–1967) was born in the Netherlands. He was educated at the Universities of Leyden and Utrecht and served in the Dutch diplomatic service in China and Japan for many years. His interest in Asian languages and art led him to th...

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Yuri Rasovsky (Author)

Yuri Rasovsky (1944-2012) was the leading writer, producer, and director of audio drama in the United States. Also a distinguished actor, narrator, and critic, his numerous honors include two Peabody Awards, eight Audie Awards, and a Grammy.

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Yuri Rasovsky (Editor)

Yuri Rasovsky (1944-2012) was the leading writer, producer, and director of audio drama in the United States. Also a distinguished actor, narrator, and critic, his numerous honors include two Peabody Awards, eight Audie Awards, and a Grammy.

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Yuri Rasovsky (Producer)

Yuri Rasovsky (1944-2012) was the leading writer, producer, and director of audio drama in the United States. Also a distinguished actor, narrator, and critic, his numerous honors include two Peabody Awards, eight Audie Awards, and a Grammy.

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Creators

Translator :
Robert van Gulik
Narrator :
Mark Bramhall
Author :
Yuri Rasovsky
Editor :
Yuri Rasovsky
Producer :
Yuri Rasovsky
Narrator :
Stefan Rudnicki
Narrator :
Lorna Raver
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