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The Willow Pattern (1965) by Robert Van Gulik

It has been a while since I have read something from Gulik’s Judge Dee series. My reluctance to return to him sooner is partly because having read his earlier work I am now faced with his later poorer efforts. However, … Continue reading

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Murder, Chop Chop (1942) by James Norman

It could be said that James Norman (1912-1983) had an action packed life to say the least, having been a journalist, member of the 1932 US Olympics Polo team, a combatant in the Spanish Civil War, a sculptor in Paris, … Continue reading

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