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Eight Skilled Gentleman

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Eight Skilled Gentleman

By Barry Hughart

Broadway Books, Paperback, 9780385417105, 264pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 1990

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Description
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. Eight Skiller Gentlemen is a Sherlockian adventure that involves murder, mayhem, and magic aplenty, with Chinese folklore and literary references thrown into the mix.


About the Author
Barry Hughart is a widely acclaimed writer whose first novel, Bridge of Birds, won the World Fantasy Award for best novel. The other novels in The Chronicles of Master Li and Number Ten Ox include The Story of the Stone and Eight Skilled Gentlemen.
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