Back in the Sixties, I binged on Robert Van Guiik’s Judge Dee mysteries. The Judge Dee mysteries were just appearing in paperback. I loved the Chinese sensibility of these books and the clever detection by Judge Dee to solve the crimes. The format of these mysteries features Judge Dee working on three cases at the same time. In The Chinese Bell Murderers, Judge Dee investigates “Rape Murder in Half-Moon Street,” “The Secret Door in the Buddhist Temple,” and “The Case of the Skeleton Under the Bell.” The Chinese Maze Murders presents even more baffling cases: “Murder in the Sealed Room’ (a locked room puzzle), “The Hidden Testament,” and “The Girl With the Severed Head” which involves a solution of a maze puzzle. Judge Dee operates a lot like Rex Stout’s Nero Wolfe: he sends his agents out to collect evidence and information and then he solves the cases. These books delight me!