murder in ancient chinaToday’s free download is through the University of Chicago Press, a murder-mystery novel from the acclaimed writer, Robert van Gulik: Murder in Ancient China, two short stories from Gulik’s Judge Dee detective mysteries series, translated by Gulik from 18th-century Chinese literature.

In Murder in Ancient China’s first story, we watch as Judge Dee attempts to solve the mystery of an elderly poet murdered by moonlight in his garden pavilion; in the second, set on the eve of the Chinese New Year, the Judge makes two rare mistakes—will peril result?

The DRM-free downloads are available all month from the University of Chicago Press.