THE CHINESE MAZE MURDERS. Robert Van Gulik.

THE CHINESE MAZE MURDERS ...

The Hague and Bandung: W. Van Hoeve Ltd, 1956. Octavo, nineteen illustrations by the author, cloth. First edition. A series of interconnected Judge Dee novellas. "The Judge Dee stories are certainly the finest ethnographic detective novels in English. The have been widely acclaimed for their originality, skillful plotting and characterizations. They are also fascinating for the vivid pictures they give of Chinese life..." Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers (4th ed.), pp. 1009-1010. "...they are...superb historical set pieces, offering graphic portraits of daily life in medieval China." Pronzini & Muller, 1001 Midnights: The Aficionado's Guide to Mystery and Detective Fiction, pp. 808-809. Hubin, p. 820. Small inked ownership stamp to front free end paper, rear hinge cracked, a nearly fine copy in a very good dust jacket with wear to the corner tips with some minor loss, nick to lower front panel, two tiny closed tears to upper left front panel with crease, shallow chipping to head of spine panel, some mild age darkening to white spine and rear panel. (24205). Item #24205

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