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The Willow Pattern

(1965)
(A book in the Judge Dee series)
A novel by

 
 
Judge Dee has been appointed emergency governor of the plague- and drought-ridden Imperial City. As his guards help the city fend off a popular uprising, an aristocrat from one of the oldest families in China suffers an 'accident' in a deserted mansion.

In The Willow Pattern, the illustrious judge uses his trademark expertise to unravel the mysteries of the nobleman, a shattered vase, and a dead bondmaid. Along the way he encounters a woman who fights with loaded sleeves, a nearly drowned courtesan, and an elaborate trap set for a murderer. Packed with suspense, violence, and romance, The Willow Pattern won't disappoint Judge Dee's legions of loyal fans.

Genre: Mystery

Used availability for Robert van Gulik's The Willow Pattern

Paperback Editions

September 1993 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Willow Pattern: A Judge Dee Mystery
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
ISBN: 0-226-84875-2 / 978-0-226-84875-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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October 1981 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Willow Pattern
Author(s): Robert Hans Van Gulik
ISBN: 0-684-17317-4 / 978-0-684-17317-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co
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Audio Editions

August 1987 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: The Willow Pattern
Author(s): Robert H Van Gulik
ISBN: 1-55690-565-3 / 978-1-55690-565-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 1987 : Audio Cassette
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Title: The Willow Pattern
Author(s): Robert Van Gulik, Frank Muller
ISBN: 9999968465 / 978-9999968461
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

July 2010 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Willow Pattern: A Judge Dee Mystery
Author(s): Robert van Gulik
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU