Labyrint in Lan-Fang

Labyrint in Lan Fang Er heersen vreemde toestanden in Lan fang Dat ontdekt Rechter Tie al spoedig na zijn overplaatsing naar dit verre district aan de grens van de uitgestrekte steppen van Centraal Azie die worden bewoo

  • Title: Labyrint in Lan-Fang
  • Author: Robert van Gulik
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  • Page: 235
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  • Labyrint in Lan-Fang

    Er heersen vreemde toestanden in Lan fang Dat ontdekt Rechter Tie al spoedig na zijn overplaatsing naar dit verre district, aan de grens van de uitgestrekte steppen van Centraal Azie, die worden bewoond door barbaarse nomadenstammen.In de verzegelde kamer wordt de oud generaal Ting Hoe kwo aangetroffen Dood, vermoord Als de geheimzinnige giftige pijl de generaal nietEr heersen vreemde toestanden in Lan fang Dat ontdekt Rechter Tie al spoedig na zijn overplaatsing naar dit verre district, aan de grens van de uitgestrekte steppen van Centraal Azie, die worden bewoond door barbaarse nomadenstammen.In de verzegelde kamer wordt de oud generaal Ting Hoe kwo aangetroffen Dood, vermoord Als de geheimzinnige giftige pijl de generaal niet had getroffen, zou hij dan zijn ontkomen aan zijn lot

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    1. Henry Avila

      On the way after a long, slow, dull journey to his new post in Lan-fang, just over the next ridge, the astute magistrate Judge Dee from the Imperial capital, Chang'an (Xi'an), has four horse drawn carts , three wives , an unknown number of children, four trusted lieutenants, drivers, servants and ten highwaymen who ambush the entourage, in a small valley from the cover of a forest, below the hills of remote northwestern China, on the border with barbarian hordes who roam across the river. These [...]

    2. Carol.

      Who knew 7th century China could provide such fertile source material for mysteries? And who knew that it would take a Dutch diplomat to share the style with the West? Not me. The descriptions don't quite do it justice, and the explanation behind the stories usually add another layer of interest. In this one, Van Gulik regains some of the needed pacing and action of The Chinese Gold Murders, and had me intrigued from chapter one.Judge Dee has a new post, a border city under periodic threat from [...]

    3. Kavita

      This is a brilliant book set during Tang dynasty China. Making use of various traditional Chinese methods of telling crime stories, Robert van Gulik has created a story that is similar to traditional Chinese murder mystery stories. Written in English by a Dutch diplomat for translation into Chinese and Japanese, which is unique in itself, this book is proper historical fiction of the best kind. It depicts Judge Dee, based on a real and most interesting person called Di Renjie, who was a magistra [...]

    4. Jayaprakash Satyamurthy

      Judge Dee wades through a maze of murders, motivations and mendacity to unravel three tricky mysteries and foil a barbarian invasion in the process. I particularly liked the depiction of the old hermit who gives Dee various gnomic but crucial clues and makes the formidable magistrate briefly consider giving up the hurly-burly of public service for a life of rural seclusion.

    5. Ivonne Rovira

      I am a long-time fan of Robert van Gulik's Judge Dee series of mysteries. Van Gulik, a celebrated Orientalist and linguist and the Dutch ambassador to Japan, was fluent in Mandarin, among other Asian languages; his first Judge Dee book, Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, was actually a translation of the cases of an actual Tang Dynasty magistrate and statesman by the name of Dee Goong An (sometimes transliterated as Dee Jen-Djieh and Dí Rénjié). Van Gulik realized that, if he recast the case file [...]

    6. Lisa (Harmonybites)

      I had read this before--decades ago as a teen and can't say even after reading it again I could say I remembered it--which is a point against it. It's a historical mystery set in China's Tang Dynasty around 700 AD and featuring Judge Dee. He's a historical figure with the kind of legendary reputation of a Sherlock Holmes as a detective. The plot is clever that way--worthy of a Conan Doyle, if not with the memorable and jaw-dropping quality of Christie. The style is rather clunky. Robert van Guli [...]

    7. Sonja

      The Chinese Maze Murders is my absolute favourite in the Judge Dee series, which spans 17 books in all - including Van Gulik's original translation of Dee Gong An and two short story-collections. Some of these (short) stories were reworked into graphic novels by Van Gulik and graphic artist Frits Kloezeman, to be published in Het Utrechtsch Nieuwsblad and other Dutch papers from 1964-1985.I have been reading and re-reading these books since I was about ten years of age. History, fiction and myst [...]

    8. Amanda

      This is officially my first review on GoodReads!!! It is also one of my first reviews ever. So, bare with me.The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert Hans van Gulik, is very different from books with younger (more innocent/pure) characters in fantasy/sci-fi settings that I am usually drawn to. I have owned this book for at least 3 or 4 years and never even read the back cover or needless to say, cracked it open. I wish I had sooner.This book was delightfully enjoyable. I liked the mixture of civil and [...]

    9. Inese Okonova

      Pāris grāmatu par senās Ķīnas tiesnesi Dī jau biju lasījusi pirms kādiem padsmit gadiem. Toreiz ņēmu no tēva detektīvu kolekcijas un lasīju krieviski. Tagad nolēmu palasīt pēc kārtas un angliski. Nevīlos. Autors ir holandiešu diplomāts, akadēmiski izglītots seno Ķīnas, Japānas un citu Āzijas valstu kultūru un valodu pazinējs. Sākumā van Guliks iztulkoja un izdeva oriģinālu senās Ķīnas detektīvu par tiesnesi Dī, bet vēlāk "pēc lasītāju vēlēšanās" tapa [...]

    10. Sanne

      A highly enjoyable detective set in ancient China. Robert van Gulik definitely made me interested in reading more in this genre. He bases his stories on an old Chinese genre of writing detective stories, which revolve around the magistrate: a government official who was in charge of justice. He was the detective and the judge in one. The story is streamlined to revolve around the mysteries, with the historical and cultural context as a background. Therefore, unlike historical novels pure sang, a [...]

    11. Tephra

      Unlike modern western mysteries where the detective has one case to solve in the course of the story, Judge Dee solves several, mostly unrelated, cases. As a result the feel of the story is more "slice of life" than "dramatic event", which I enjoyed.Potential readers should be aware that the story does reflect the culture of the times, both that of the writer and that of Judge Dee. There is a lot of casual violence in the day to day life of the characters, torture is a valid way to obtain confes [...]

    12. Erik

      Two books in one of my favorite mystery series, the Judge Dee novels, about a 7th-century Chinese magistrate. Robert van Gulik evokes the setting well. Even though he knew much more about ancient China than the reader, he never pulls a bad sci-fi move such as having the characters tell each other the social context they should already know. Van Gulik was also great at physical settings (here, a 200-year-old monastery during a summer thunderstorm and Lan-fang, a town on the northwest border that [...]

    13. Janice

      Starts off coming into new jurisdiction to find a tyrant has overtaken the town, is he worried He is more concerned with solving an open 8 year old case than he is with the tyrant. He handles the tyrant easily and goes on to solve 2 murders. Love the look into life in China in the 7th century, what they eat, clothes, customs and punishments.

    14. Nancy Oakes

      1st in a series of books about an ancient Chinese magistrate Dee Goong An,who, with his entourage, solves crimes. In this particular installment, there are 3 subplots: Murder in the Sealed Room, a missing testament, and last but not least, a story that features a girl without a head. Most interesting is the way the story is told and the supernatural elements. Very very good.

    15. Laura

      This is the story of Judge Dee who tries to solve three interconnected mysteries in the 16th century in China. Excellent reading.This e-book is available free at the University of Chicago Press:press.uchicago/books/f

    16. Pavlovsky

      Po devíti set stránkové knize jsem sáhl po něčem podstatně kratším. Po létech jsem znovu otevřel Soudce ti. Staré dobré detektivky, které mají tak 170 stran, během kterých se vyřeší hned tří a více různých zločinů. Číňani se s tím nemažou. Upřímně, jako detektivka to není nic moc (taky byly tyhle věci napsané někdy v padesátých letech minulého století) ale utáhne to tempo (jako tam jsou tři případy, tak se pořád něco děje), atmosféra a doba. Js [...]

    17. Justin Newland

      Initially, this novel went against the grain for me because I wanted to read stories written in the Ming Dynasty period, and this was a modern author writing about those times. Nonetheless, I thought I'd give it a go, and see what I could glean about the culture of the time, which was my aim. Van Gulik included a lot of interesting detail, and the novel was well researched. I guess I was also convinced to read it because Van Gulik had written so many other novels set in China, so I figured he mu [...]

    18. Irfan Nurhadi

      Cukup menarik. Terutama alurnya yang menyuguhkan pengusutan berbagai kasus secara paralel. Full review menyusul!!

    19. cindy

      Hakim Dee sibuk sekali di buku yang satu ini. Bukan hanya satu atau dua kasus saja yang harus dipecahkannya, namun total ada lima perkara berturut-turut, yaitu 2 usaha makar, 1 pembunuhan, 1 orang hilang dan 1 perkara perebutan warisan. Itu belum termasuk perkara-perkara sepele yang mampir ke ruang sidangnya. Namun ternyata semua perkara tersebut saling kait-mengkait, bukan saja di masa sekarang, namun juga sudah sedari masa yang lampau di mana sebagain pelaku-pelakunya sudah tidak ada lagi. Jad [...]

    20. Gottfried Neuner

      The Judge Dee novels by Robert van Gulik are a strange beast. The author was in the Dutch diplomatic service in Asia during WWII and decided to translate an old Chinese mystery novel based on stories of the historical Judge Dee Renjie. (the Tang-era personality still is well-known in China, there have been two high-end movies and multiple TV series based on the same character within the last decade or so). The original book, the Dee Gong An, was written by an anonymous author in 17th century Min [...]

    21. Mal Warwick

      Robert van Gulik’s series of 16 Judge Dee mysteries are set in China sometime during the era of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644: sets the novel in 670, but that's wrong.) They’re grounded in his intensive scholarly study of ancient Chinese detective stories, some of which he has translated into English. The Chinese Maze Murders was the first novel in the series. The book’s historical basisIn a postscript to the book, Van Gulik explains that the character of Judge Dee is loosely based on a Chi [...]

    22. Helmut

      Irrungen und Wirrungen eines BeamtenRichter Di hat es schon schwer: Kaum an seinem neuen Arbeitsplatz in Fanlan angekommen, stürzen schon die Probleme auf ihn ein. Sein Vorgänger ist geflohen, dessen Vorgänger ermordet worden, ein lokaler Tyrann hat die Macht im Dorf übernommen, wilde Uighurenhorden stehen vor dem Stadttor. Die chaotische Situation verschlimmert sich noch, als ein bekannter Exgeneral ermordet aufgefunden wird, die Tochter eines Schmieds verschwindet und auch noch parallel da [...]

    23. Alexander Inglis

      And now for something completely different The Chinese Maze Murders, the first of Robert Van Gulik's Judge Dee Mystery series, published in 1956. And, no kidding: these are the tales of Lan-fang's new newly arrived District Magistrate who is detective, prosecutor and judge in T'ang Dynasty China -- roughly 670 AD. Although a true historical figure, the stories are an amalgamation and re-imagining of many such stories that make up traditional Chinese literature. In this first outing, Judge Dee a [...]

    24. Nadyne

      First sentence: "Judge Dee leaned back in his chair."P. 99: "Chien stared at the judge with burning eyes."Last sentence: "He swung himself in the saddle and rode back to the city." From : The Chinese Maze Murders is a detective novel written by Robert van Gulik and set in Imperial China. It is a fiction based on the real character of Judge Dee (Ti Jen-chieh or Di Renjie - chin: 狄仁傑), a magistrate and statesman of the Tang court, who lived roughly 630–700. However, van Gulik's novel is se [...]

    25. Frank

      Judge Dee and his judicial entourage come to town to replace the current magistrate only to find him deceased. His investigations turn up an intrigue involving the family of a Chinese gang family as well as a number of shady family members. Using his reasoning, Judge Dee discerns the problems and brings order to the municipality. The investigation is interesting to follow, and the fates of the perpetrators are quite medieval. An easier read than most Judge Dee stories.

    26. Linda

      This is one of the famous Judge Dee mysteries based on an historical character from the Tang Dynasty. Robert van Gulik researched and then stylistically replicated with great accuracy a Chinese murder mystery that he felt would appeal to Westerners. At the time of the original publication I don't think there was another series quite like the Judge Dee books. The Chinese Maze Murders presents Judge Dee with three mysteries to solve ( a conceit used in ancient Chinese mysteries) shortly after he a [...]

    27. Franz

      I have first read this book (and ten others in the series) in the mid-eighties. I do like the stories and the cultural setting, which back then were rather exotic to me.The books read fast; however, I do find that the characters are rather one-dimensional and not very much developed. They are little more than typical representatives of different groups, such as soldiers, businessmen, students, artists and, of course, government bureaucrats like Judge Di himself. Likely, this is on purpose though [...]

    28. Barbara Gregorich

      I first read the Judge Dee novels during the 1970s and recently decided to re-read a couple of them, to see if they were as good as I remembered. Before reading this one, though, I feared that I might not find them as enjoyable as I once did. However, my fear disappeared after the first chapter, which I thoroughly enjoyed.The Dee novels, written by the Dutch author Robert Van Gulik during the 1950s and '60s, are set in China during the Tang Dynasty, and the actual Judge Dee (Ti Jen-Chie) lived f [...]

    29. Kevin

      There are three intertwined mysteries in this book, complicated by corrupt local administrations and an impending barbarian invasion. Judge Dee, of course, solves the mysteries, defeats the barbarians, and establishes an honest government. It's how he does these things, and the characters he meets, that make this a good story.Judge Dee once again encounters some reluctant criminals on the road. This encounter helps establish Judge Dee's character for the new reader. Most of the characters, even [...]

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