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Series Judge Dee: Chronological order

Series author: Robert van Gulik

28 Works Popularity 3,969 (1,894 Members) 7,247 Books 119 Reviews 3.9


The Chinese Gold Murders by Robert van Gulik 542 copies, 11 reviews1
The Lacquer Screen by Robert van Gulik 412 copies, 6 reviews2
The Chinese Lake Murders by Robert van Gulik 471 copies, 7 reviews3
The Haunted Monastery by Robert van Gulik 363 copies, 4 reviews4
The Chinese Bell Murders by Robert van Gulik 609 copies, 9 reviews5
The Red Pavilion by Robert van Gulik 390 copies, 10 reviews6
The Emperor's Pearl by Robert van Gulik 424 copies, 7 reviews7
Poets and Murder by Robert van Gulik 351 copies, 5 reviews8
Necklace and Calabash by Robert van Gulik 371 copies, 5 reviews9
The Chinese Maze Murders by Robert van Gulik 396 copies, 6 reviews10
The Phantom of the Temple by Robert van Gulik 343 copies, 4 reviews11
Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee by Robert Van Gulik 644 copies, 12 reviews
The Chinese Nail Murders by Robert van Gulik 497 copies, 8 reviews12
The Monkey and The Tiger by Robert van Gulik 334 copies, 4 reviewscontains two short stories 13
Murder in Canton by Robert van Gulik 365 copies, 10 reviews15
Judge Dee at Work: Eight Chinese Detective Stories by Robert van Gulik 383 copies, 4 reviewsShort story collection

Collections and Selections

Five auspicious clouds [short story] by Robert Van Gulik 2 copiesincl in Judge Dee at Work 1.2
The Red Tape Murders [short story] by Robert Van Gulik 3 copiesincl in Judge Dee at Work 1.4
He Came with the Rain [short story] by Robert Van Gulik 3 copiesincl in Judge Dee at Work 1.6
Murder on the Lotus Pond [short story] by Robert Van Gulik 2 copiesincl in Judge Dee at Work 4.5
The Two Beggars [short story] by Robert Van Gulik 3 copiesincl in Judge Dee at Work 5.3
The Wrong Sword [short story] by Robert Van Gulik 1 copyincl in Judge Dee at Work 5.6
The Coffins of the Emperor [short story] by Robert Van Gulik 2 copiesincl in Judge Dee at Work 11.3
Murder on New Year's Eve [short story] by Robert van Gulik 7 copiesincl in Judge Dee at Work 11.6
Morning of the monkey [short story] by Robert van Gulik 74 copies
The Night of the Tiger [short story] by Robert van Gulik 21 copies, 1 reviewincl in The Monkey & The Tiger 13.5
Murder in Ancient China: Two Judge Dee Mysteries by Robert van Gulik 42 copies, 3 reviewstwo short stories from Judge Dee at Work 4.2 and 11.6
The Haunted Monastery / The Chinese Bell Murders by Robert van Gulik 203 copies, 3 reviewsOmnibus 4 & 10


Judge Dee was a historical person. His full name was Dee Jen-djieh [also Di Renjie] and he lived from A.D. 630-700. In the latter half of his career, he became a Minister of State, and through his wise counsels exercised a beneficial influence on the internal and external affairs of the T'ang Empire.However, it is chiefly because of his reputation as a detector of crime, acquired while serving as district magistrate, that his name lives on among the Chinese people. Today the Chinese still consider him their master-detective, and his name is as popular with them as Sherlock Holmes is with us.Although the stories told [in the series] are entirely fictional, I utilized some data from old Chinese crime literature, especially a thirteenth-century manual of jurisprudence and detection which I published some ten years ago in an English translation.Robert van Gulik, 1967 [from Judge Dee at Work]Celebrated Cases of Judge Dee (Dee Goong An) was an 18th century Chinese novel of three inter-related cases translated by Robert van Gulik into English. This inspired to create his own series of stories.The stories are best read in order, as they refer to one another, although they can stand on their own. The short stories, which are found in various anthologies, are noted with decimal numbers.   The anthologies in which they may be found on noted in the Description field and the Publication field of their record. (English, Unclassified)

Other Names

Dutch: Rechter Tie, chronologisch — French: Juge Ti - Ordre chronologique


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