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Poets and Murder

(1968)
(The Fox-Magic Murders)
(A book in the Judge Dee series)
A novel by

 
 
Master detective Judge Dee sets out to solve a puzzling double murder and discovers that complicated passions lurk beneath the seemingly tranquil landscape of academic life. A student has been murdered; a beautiful poetess is accused of whipping her maidservant to death; and further mysteries lie in the shadows of the Shrine of the Black Fox. "The China of old, in Mr. van Gulik's skilled hands, comes vividly alive again." --Allen J. Hubin, New York Times Book Review "If you have not yet discovered Judge Dee, I envy you that initial pleasure ...the discovery of a great detective story. For the magistrate of Poo-yan belongs in that select group headed by Sherlock Holmes." --Robert Kirsch, Los Angeles Times "Pleasing as a cup of jasmine tea." --Parade of Books Robert van Gulik (1910-67), a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture, drew his plots from the popular detective novels that appeared in seventeenth-century China.

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

1968 : USA Hardback
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Title: Poets and Murder
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-684-12560-9 / 978-0-684-12560-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
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1968 : UK Hardback
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Title: Poets and murder: A Chinese detective story
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-434-82557-3 / 978-0-434-82557-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

January 1968 : USA Paperback
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Title: Poets and Murder: A Judge Dee Mystery
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
ISBN: 0-226-84876-0 / 978-0-226-84876-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: The University Of Chicago Press
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March 1979 : USA Paperback
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Title: POETS & MURDER (Judge Dee Mysteries)
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
ISBN: 0-684-16180-X / 978-0-684-16180-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribner Paper Fiction
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May 1973 : UK Paperback
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Title: Fox-magic Murders
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-586-03665-2 / 978-0-586-03665-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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Kindle Editions

November 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Poets and Murder: A Judge Dee Mystery
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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