Eight Skilled Gentlemen by Barry Hughart

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In the heart of the Forbidden City, Master Li and Number Ten Ox, accompanied by a scarred puppeteer and his shamanka daughter, investigate the murder of respected mandarins. By the author of Bridge of Birds.

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Published December 29, 2010 by Broadway Books. 266 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Third of Hughart's remarkable fantasies set in a seventh-century China that never was, and featuring the aged Imperial detective, Master Li, and his uncommonly large and muscular sidekick, Number Ten Ox.

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Hughart's ( Bridge of Birds ) third novel is another gem, continuing the adventures of the aging sage Master Li and his youthful sidekick, Number Ten Ox, a delightful pair of ancient Chinese sleuths.

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