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Robert van Gulik (1994) The Emperor's Pearl: A Judge Dee Mystery.

In China's Tang Dynasty (7th century) Dee Jen-Djieh was a famous magistrate and inquisitor. Van Gulik's classical crime novels are often based on actual cases of the historical figure. In this novel detective Judge Dee investigates two deaths in Poo-yang. Gulik's story of greed, passion, fear and lust vividly portrays life in ancient China.

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Robert van Gulik (2007) The Chinese Maze Murders: A Judge Dee Mystery. (First published in 1957)

Legal thriller from 7th century China. The plot is based on real crime-detecting judge Ti Jen-chieh (630-700 AD). Fairly accurate rendering of traditional Chinese court proceedings with a colorful portrait of social and cultural conditions ancient China. One of the best books in the Judge Dee Mystery series.

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Fred Vargas (2006) The Three Evangelists.

In Fred Vargas' novel you won't find tough detectives or blood-dripping crime scenes. The Three Evangelists, and amateur sleuths, are: Marc, known as Saint-Mark (cleaning lady by day, medievalist by night); Lucien, known as Saint-Luke (historian specializing in the Great War), and Matthias, known as Saint-Matthew (historian specializing in prehistory). Hilariously thrilling.

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Barbara Vine (1993) A Dark-adapted Eye. (First published 1987)

Ruth Rendell, writing as Barbara Vine, tells a gripping tale of family madness that keeps you guessing till the end.

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Barbara Vine (1989) The House of Stairs. (First published 1988)

Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine.

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Barbara Vine (1997) The Brimstone Wedding. (First published 1995)

Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine.

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Barbara Vine (2004) A Fatal Inversion. (First published 1987)

Ruth Rendell writing as Barbara Vine.

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Barbara Vine (1992) Gallowglass. (First published 1990)

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Barbara Vine (1993) King Solomo's Carpet. (First published 1991)

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Barbara Vine (1994) Asta's Book. (First published 1993)

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