The Lacquer Screen : A Chinese Detective Story (A Judge Dee Mystery)

detective fiction by Robert van Gulik


The Lacquer Screen is a gong'an detective novel written by Robert van Gulik and set in Imperial China. It is a fiction based on the real character of Judge Dee, a magistrate and statesman of the Tang court, who lived roughly 630–700.
The book features fourteen illustrations by the author.

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