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The Red Pavilion


The Red Pavilion 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 (Ti Jen-chieh or Di Renjie), a magistrate and statesman of the Tang court, who lived roughly 630–700. The book features six illustrations by the author and a map of Paradise Island (the setting for the story). This novel is a mystery of the type known as a locked room mystery.
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part of the series: Van Gulik's Judge Dee series
original title: The Red Pavilion
language: English
date of publication: 1961
genre: crime novel
characters: Judge Dee
follows: The Haunted Monastery
followed by: The Lacquer Screen, The Monkey and the Tiger


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