The Haunted Monastery - Robert H. Van Gulik 1963 - Heinemann, London - First English Edition (First published by Art Printing Works, Kuala Lumpur, 1961) A fine copy of the seventh book in the Judge Dee series, and chronologically eighth tale, being set in China 677 AD.

With eight illustrations and one plan from woodblock prints by Van Gulik in Chinese style, and endpapers illustrated with a
Sketch Map of the Monastery.

‘Judge Dee and his entourage, seeking refuge from a mountain storm, become trapped in a Taoist monastery, where the Abbott Jade mysteriously dies after delivering an ecstatic sermon. The monks call it a supernatural experience, but the judge calls it murder’
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Price: HK$ 3,500