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The Monkey and The Tiger: Judge Dee Mysteries

The Monkey and The Tiger: Judge Dee Mysteries

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The Monkey and The Tiger includes two detective stories, "The Morning of the Monkey" and "The Night of the Tiger." In the first, a gibbon drops an emerald in the open gallery of Dee's official residence, leading the judge to discover a strangely mutilated body in the woods—and how it got there. In the second, Dee is traveling to the imperial capital to assume a new position when he is separated from his escort by a flood. Marooned in a large country house surrounded by fierce bandits, Dee confronts an apparition that helps him solve a mystery.
The Monkey and The Tiger includes two detective stories, "The Morning of the Monkey" and "The Night of the Tiger." In the first, a gibbon drops an emerald in the open gallery of Dee's official residence, leading the judge to discover a strangely mutilated body in the woods—and how it got there. In the second, Dee is traveling to the imperial capital to assume a new position when he is separated from his escort by a flood. Marooned in a large country house surrounded by fierce bandits, Dee confronts an apparition that helps him solve a mystery.

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Publish date: Nov 15, 2010
Added to Scribd: Nov 22, 2010
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9780226849010
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vikkilaw reviewed this
Rated 2/5
Maybe I just haven't read a Judge Dee mystery in a while, but both of these stories seem to have a hint of misogyny running through them. Also, the denouement of the second story seemed to come out of left field with no hints or slow build-ups to the judge's conclusion.
rameau_1 reviewed this
Rated 4/5
Two novellas involving Judge Dee. The first starts with a gibbon dropping an antique ring. The second is, like The Haunted Monastery, another isolated house in a storm story, giving van Gulik another great opportunity to show his facility with weather. It's a great story. Bandits outside and a murderer within.
devenish_1 reviewed this
Rated 5/5
Two stories investigated here by Judge Dee. These are 'The Morning of the Monkey' and 'The Night of the Tiger'.If you are at all familiar with this excellent series of Chinese crime fiction set in ancient times,then this volume follows the set pattern,and will present few surprises.If they are new to you,do give this one a try,as I am sure that with it's exotic setting and characters it will quickly draw you into it's spell and make you want to read the whole series.
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