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Jade Dragon Mountain, Elsa Hart

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Jade Dragon Mountain
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Jade Dragon Mountain
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Elsa Hart
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eng
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"On the mountainous border of China and Tibet in 1708, a detective must learn what a killer already knows: that empires rise and fall on the strength of the stories they tell. Li Du was an imperial librarian. Now he is an exile. Arriving in Dayan, the last Chinese town before the Tibetan border, he is surprised to find it teeming with travelers, soldiers, and merchants. All have come for a spectacle unprecedented in this remote province: an eclipse of the sun commanded by the Emperor himself. When a Jesuit astronomer is found murdered in the home of the local magistrate, blame is hastily placed on Tibetan bandits. But Li Du suspects this was no random killing. Everyone has secrets: the ambitious magistrate, the powerful consort, the bitter servant, the irreproachable secretary, the East India Company merchant, the nervous missionary, and the traveling storyteller who can't keep his own story straight.Beyond the sloping roofs and festival banners, Li Du can see the mountain pass that will take him out of China forever. He must choose whether to leave, and embrace his exile, or to stay, and investigate a murder that the town of Dayan seems all too willing to forget"--
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Title
Jade Dragon Mountain
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Summary
Formerly a Forbidden City librarian, Li Du was exiled by the emperor for associating with traitors and has been traveling solo in the five years since. Arriving in Dayan, on the Chinese-Tibetan border, in 1708, he registers as he is required to do with the local magistrate, who happens to be his cousin. When one of his cousin's guests, a Jesuit priest, is subsequently murdered, Li Du sees an opportunity to redeem himself, and investigates. Meanwhile, the city prepares to celebrate the solar eclipse that the emperor, who will be in attendance, has predicted. Combining a traditional mystery story with an atmospheric Chinese setting, this well-researched, leisurely paced debut novel will please fans of lush historical fiction as well as mysteries. -- Description by Dawn Towery
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Award
Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award, 2015.
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10435647
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.A78455
LC item number
J33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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Series statement
Li Du novels,
Series volume
1
Target audience
adult
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Elsa Hart
Jade Dragon Mountain, Elsa Hart

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