Judge Dee and his entourage, seeking refuge from a mountain storm, become trapped in a Taoist monastery, where the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after delivering an ecstatic sermon.
Author: Robert van Gulik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Judge Dee and his entourage, seeking refuge from a mountain storm, become trapped in a Taoist monastery, where the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after delivering an ecstatic sermon. The monks call it a supernatural experience, but the judge calls it murder. Recalling the allegedly accidental deaths of three young women in the same monastery, Judge Dee seeks clues in the eyes of a cat to solve cases of impersonation and murder. A painting by one of the victims reveals the truth about the killings, propelling the judge on a quest for justice and revenge. "Entertaining, instructive, and impressive."—Times Literary Supplement
This Dover edition, first published in 1977, is an unabridged and slightly revised republication of the following novels by Robert Van Gulik: The Haunted Monastery, as published by Art Printing Works, Kuala Lampur, in 1961.
Author: Robert Hans van Gulik
Publisher: Courier Corporation
In 'The Haunted Monastery', Judge Dee and his wives seek refuge from a violent mountain storm and are plunged into a bizarre series of interrelated crimes. Three women have been murdered in the monastery; Dee has seen something impossible, perhaps supernatural, and inexplicable events flash forth in the dark tangle of corridors and the Taoist Hell - a hall filled with statuary showing realistically the torments of Hell.
NOVELS BY ROBERT VAN GULIK published in Great Britain The Chinese Bell Murders 3 The Chinese Gold Murders 1 The Chinese Lake Murders * 2 The Chinese Nail Murders 5 The Chinese Maze Murders 4 The Emperor's Pearl The Haunted Monastery * 1 ...