Robert van Gulik


Born
in Zutphen, Netherlands
August 09, 1910

Died
September 24, 1967

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Robert Hans van Gulik was a Dutch diplomat best known for his Judge Dee stories. His first published book, The Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee, was a translation of an eighteenth-century Chinese murder mystery by an unknown author; he went on to write new mysteries for Judge Dee, a character based on a historical figure from the seventh century. He also wrote academic books, mostly on Chinese history.

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Celebrated Cases of Judge D...

3.95 avg rating — 1,653 ratings — published 1949 — 19 editions
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The Chinese Bell Murders (J...

4.08 avg rating — 1,261 ratings — published 1958 — 41 editions
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The Chinese Maze Murders

4.11 avg rating — 1,143 ratings — published 1951 — 34 editions
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The Chinese Lake Murders

4.13 avg rating — 1,066 ratings — published 1960 — 28 editions
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The Chinese Gold Murders

3.97 avg rating — 1,173 ratings — published 1959 — 33 editions
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The Haunted Monastery

4.01 avg rating — 1,117 ratings — published 1961 — 37 editions
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The Chinese Nail Murders (J...

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4.14 avg rating — 954 ratings — published 1961 — 27 editions
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The Red Pavilion

4.04 avg rating — 984 ratings — published 1961 — 33 editions
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The Lacquer Screen (Judge D...

4.03 avg rating — 956 ratings — published 1962 — 37 editions
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The Emperor's Pearl

4.06 avg rating — 834 ratings — published 1963 — 36 editions
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“Though everything will seem dark to you now, remember that even behind the darkest clouds of night there shines the moon of dawn.”
Robert van Gulik

“Justice outweighs human life.”
Robert van Gulik, The Chinese Bell Murders (Judge Dee

“Yau proposed another round, then asked: 'Is it true that to the west of the Khalif's domain there live white-skinned people, with blue eyes and yellow hair?'

'There can't be men like that!' Chiao Tai protested. 'Must be ghosts or devils!'(49)”
Robert van Gulik, Murder in Canton (Judge Dee

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