THE WILLOW PATTERN by Robert Van Gulik

THE WILLOW PATTERN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

7th Century China's Judge Dee again appears in this ceremonious criminal continuity as now the Imperial City is devastated by the Black Death, and a jingle chanted on the streets presages doom for three prominent old families. The fatalities (murders all) come to pass and Judge Dee, finding the answer up the sleeve of his kimono, links them with the original Willow Abode of one Mr. Hoo.... Like lichee nuts, a taste which has been acquired by many.

Pub Date: April 26th, 1965
Publisher: Scribners