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Jade Dragon Mountain - A Mystery-logo

Jade Dragon Mountain - A Mystery

Elsa Hart

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Shih

Length:

11h 55m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

08:30


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

09:20


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

40:34


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

26:06


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

33:06


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

33:26


Part 2
Part 2

41:23


Part 3, Chapter 7
Part 3, Chapter 7

21:53


Part 3, Chapter 8
Part 3, Chapter 8

30:34


Part 4, Chapter 9
Part 4, Chapter 9

32:33


Part 4, Chapter 10
Part 4, Chapter 10

36:58


Part 4, Chapter 11
Part 4, Chapter 11

36:11


Part 5, Chapter 12
Part 5, Chapter 12

33:25


Part 5, Chapter 13
Part 5, Chapter 13

41:50


Part 5, Chapter 14
Part 5, Chapter 14

42:45


Part 5, Chapter 15
Part 5, Chapter 15

32:27


Part 6, Chapter 16
Part 6, Chapter 16

34:06


Part 6, Chapter 17
Part 6, Chapter 17

27:49


Part 6, Chapter 18
Part 6, Chapter 18

13:55


Part 6, Chapter 19
Part 6, Chapter 19

44:29


Part 7, Chapter 20
Part 7, Chapter 20

20:20


Part 7, Chapter 21
Part 7, Chapter 21

15:41


Part 7, Chapter 22
Part 7, Chapter 22

12:58


Part 8, Chapter 23
Part 8, Chapter 23

18:13


Part 8, Chapter 24
Part 8, Chapter 24

26:27


Part 8, Chapter 25
Part 8, Chapter 25

00:48