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On the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in AD 699 a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a woman turns up in a country mansion. Judge Dee steps in to investigate the murders. He discovers that these two deaths are connected by an ancient tragedy involving a treasure stolen from the Imperial Harem one hundred years earlier.
Robert van Gulik (1910-67) was a Dutch diplomat and an authority on Chinese history and culture. His many works include sixteen Judge Dee mysteries, a study of the gibbon in China, and two books on the Chinese lute.