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FREE READ Î The Haunted Monastery Pernatural 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 imperson. One of the creepiest Judge Dee stories it s set in a secluded Taoist monastery in the mountains in a monastery full of secret rooms and passages and crazy crazy people but also one of the funniest Dee has the flu and he s even grumpier than what s usual for him We also learn about Dee s personal life that he has three wives called the First Second and Third Lady in the book and about his assistant Tao Kan The story itself is rather gory bodies hacked apart and similar stuff As I said creepy The Person Readings in Human Nature passages and crazy crazy The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed people but also one of the funniest Dee has the flu and he s even grumpier than what s usual for him We also learn about Dee s L'Armée du Salut personal life that he has three wives called the First Second and Third Lady in the book and about his assistant Tao Kan The story itself is rather gory bodies hacked apart and similar stuff As I said creepy

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FREE READ Î The Haunted Monastery Ation and murder A painting by one of the victims reveals the truth about the killings propelling the judge on a uest for justice and revengeEntertaining instructive and impressive Times Literary Supplemen. I liked this unusual period mystery We just watched Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame found out during the extras that the story was based on a historic character Further research turned up the novels by van Gulik which centered on Judge Dee According to the author the storied are based on the real character although the mysteries themselves are made upThe characters are interesting the glimpses into life in the Tang dynasty intriguing The Tanner Bride Tales painting by one of the victims reveals the truth about the killings Lizard Skin propelling the judge on a uest for justice and revengeEntertaining instructive and impressive Times Literary Supplemen. I liked this unusual The DH The Triple Threat #3 period mystery We just watched Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame found out during the extras that the story was based on a historic character Further research turned up the novels by van Gulik which centered on Judge Dee According to the author the storied are based on the real character although the mysteries themselves are made upThe characters are interesting the glimpses into life in the Tang dynasty intriguing

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FREE READ Î The Haunted Monastery AD 666Judge 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 su. Fresh off the case of The Chinese Gold Murders I was rather looking forward to another of Judge Dee s adventures Judge Dee and his retinue are returning from their travels when they are confronted with a terrible storm that will surely dump their carts off the mountainside if they try and shelter in place The best spot to spend the night is the nearby Morning Cloud Monastery already on the Judge s mental list for an upcoming visit for the deaths of three young women Unfortunately it s cold and rainy and the Judge had caught a cold There s nothing uite like reading descriptions of someone s crankiness I must say I found myself growing as grumpy as the Judge with his pounding headacheThe judge tugged angrily at his beard The ghostly voice had disturbed him than he cared to admit Then he took hold of himself Probably some monks were talking about him in another room or passage near there Often the echo played ueer tricks in such old building He stood listening for a while but did not hear anything The whispers had ceasedThough published in 1961 Van Gulik tried to balance a tale that would appeal to modern mystery tastes with that of traditional Chinese mystery stories Traditional stories often relied on supernatural elements were freuently highly judgemental towards both Taoism and Buddhism and usually gave away the villain at the start Though Van Gulik avoids going so far as to share the identity of the villain he does enjoy creating the feel of pre communist 7th century ChinaAs the Judge and his retinue arrive at the monastery the Judge glimpses a man throttling a one armed naked woman but before he really understand what he is seeing the shutters crash close and he is unable to see As he tries to find the room where the possible crime is committed the monastery is celebrating its two hundred and third birthday and the monks are enjoying the work of a performing artist troupe and their bear Also among the guests are an older established woman who is bringing a charge to the monastery to become a nun In a move familiar to Shakespeare fans one of the performers mocks the senior abbot implying his personal gain from the untimely ascension of his predecessor It doesn t become a comedy of errors sadly so much as a peevish man trying to find a solution to a missing woman a strange vision and the death of the prior abbotThis all sounds rather interesting of course but various puzzles are solved less by cleverness than blind luck and perseveranceWhile I did enjoy parts of the tour through China past I think the gestalt didn t balance out nearly as well as it did in The Gold Murders It was hard for the writing to overcome the prejudices of the Judge and of his frustration with the weather and the layout of the monastery Luckily for the reader Van Gulik provided both building and floor maps along with cast of characters What was particularly interesting about the Judge in this one is that while he definitely had a religious intolerance he was particularly tolerant with unwed relationships and lesbian relationships Despite all that I found myself falling asleep unfortunately often for a mystery so take that for what you willThe edition I read combined with the Chinese Maze Murders also had a number of plates drawn by Van Gulik in the style of 16th century Chinese illustrated blockprints in Ming dynasty style but since block printing is a rather simplistic style it didn t feel like they brought any depth to the storyTwo and a half stars rounding up Scars Run Deep place The best spot to spend the night is the nearby Morning Cloud Monastery already on the Judge s mental list for an upcoming visit for the deaths of three young women Unfortunately it s cold and rainy and the Judge had caught a cold There s nothing uite like reading descriptions of someone s crankiness I must say I found myself growing as grumpy as the Judge with his Parnassus on Wheels pounding headacheThe judge tugged angrily at his beard The ghostly voice had disturbed him 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    [The Haunted Monastery] EBOOK / KINDLE REVIEW Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert van Gulik READ The Haunted Monastery Judge Dee is traveling with his three wives when the weather takes a sudden turn for the worse forcing him to seek shelter at a Taoist monastery When a gust of wind blows open the window in his room Dee witnesses a possible crime a man in a helmet attacking a naked one armed woman However when he asks to see the part of the monastery where the crime occurred not only is there no trace of the man and woman there's also no

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    [The Haunted Monastery] EBOOK / KINDLE Robert van Gulik ´ 9 FREE READ REVIEW Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert van Gulik In the mountains above Hanyuan Judge Dee has been caught together with Tao Gan and his three wives in the middle of a thunderstorm They must take refuge at the Daoist monastery Chaoyunguan where during the Northern Wei dynasty a peasant revolt was violently uelled and where recently three young girls have died mysterious and unexplained deaths In addition Judge Dee begins seeing ghostly apparitions and hearing strange whispers in the mon

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    Robert van Gulik ´ 9 FREE READ REVIEW Í E-book, or Kindle E-pub ´ Robert van Gulik READ The Haunted Monastery I liked this unusual period mystery We just watched Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame found out during the extras that the story was based on a historic character Further research turned up the novels by van Gulik which centered on Judge Dee According to the author the storied are based on the real character although the mys

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    [The Haunted Monastery] EBOOK / KINDLE The Judge Dee mysteries set in Tang Dynasty China are literate offbeat thrillers Judge Dee was a historical personage and it would be nice to believe he was as wise and intrepid an investigator as Gulik describes him This story has some nice twists and turns not to mention hints of sexual deviance but most readers will fig

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  • Paperback
  • 198
  • The Haunted Monastery
  • Robert van Gulik
  • English
  • 12 March 2018
  • 9780226848792