Van Gulik, Robert H. The Haunted Monastery and the Chinese Maze Murders : A Judge Dee Mystery
New York Dover Publications, Incorporated 1977 0486235025 / 9780486235028 First Thus Trade Paperback Good+
Illustrated by Van Gulik, Robert H.
Some bumping/edgewear, 4 pages wrinkled, likely from dampness, a couple pages lightly stained, front cover bowed out a bit, spine slightly slanted. Overall a nice copy.
Two Judge Dee novels in one volume.
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. . . Abbot Jade Mirror is dead, and the present Abbot lives in vivid fear of someone, or perhaps. . . something." The Chinese Maze Murders: "A mysterious garden maze, enormous, overgrown, almost impenetrable, with secret places; a hidden message in a scroll painting; a ruthless robber lord who has decreed Dee’s death; a hidden murderer with a penchant for torturing and killing women are among the problems which Dee encounters and solves."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall