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The Haunted Monastery


The Haunted Monastery is a gong'an detective novel written by Robert van Gulik and set in Imperial China (roughly speaking the Tang Dynasty). It is a fiction based on the real character of Judge Dee (Di Renjie), a magistrate and statesman of the Tang court, who lived roughly 630–700. The book contains eight illustrations by the author as well as a diagram of the Monastery where the action takes place.
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part of the series: Van Gulik's Judge Dee series
original title: The Haunted Monastery
language: English
date of publication: 1961
genre: crime fiction
narrative location: Tang dynasty
characters: Judge Dee
follows: The Chinese Nail Murders
followed by: The Red Pavilion, The Emperor's Pearl


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