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The Lacquer Screen

(1962)
(A book in the Judge Dee series)
A novel by

 
 
Early in his career, Judge Dee visits a senior magistrate who shows him a beautiful lacquer screen on which a scene of lovers has been mysteriously altered to show the man stabbing his lover. The magistrate fears he is losing his mind and will murder his own wife. Meanwhile, a banker has inexplicably killed himself, and a lovely lady has allowed Dee's lieutenant, Chiao Tai, to believe she is a courtesan. Dee and Chiao Tai go incognito among a gang of robbers to solve this mystery, and find the leader of the robbers is more honorable than the magistrate.

Genre: Mystery
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Hardback Editions

December 1969 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-434-82560-3 / 978-0-434-82560-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

December 1992 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Lacquer Screen: A Chinese Detective Story (A Judge Dee Mystery)
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
ISBN: 0-226-84867-1 / 978-0-226-84867-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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June 2002 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-9581274-2-5 / 978-0-9581274-2-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Calypso Press Limited
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February 1995 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
ISBN: 0-7515-0961-2 / 978-0-7515-0961-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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December 1986 : Paperback
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Title: Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 9971490137 / 978-9971490133
Publisher: Graham Brash (Pte.) Ltd ,Singapore
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July 1982 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-684-17633-5 / 978-0-684-17633-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction
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August 1974 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-446-75453-6 / 978-0-446-75453-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Warner Books
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Audio Editions

1992 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 1-55690-290-5 / 978-1-55690-290-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: RecordedBooks
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June 1988 : Audio Cassette

Title: The Lacquer Screen
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik, Frank Muller
ISBN: 999996849X / 978-9999968492
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Lacquer Screen: A Chinese Detective Story (A Judge Dee Mystery)
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU