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Li Du Novels

In 18th century China, an imperial librarian investigates mysteries and conspiracies through the country’s mountain regions in Elsa Hart’s historical mystery Li Du Novels.

Jade Dragon Mountain delivers a compelling look at Chinese politics, culture and religion, delivering the complexities of each with a character-rich story.”―The Washington Post

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    • City of Ink

    • Li Du Novels (Volume 3)
      Elsa Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • “Elsa Hart and her protagonist, Li Du, deserve a place in every collection.” —Louise Penny

      Following the enthralling 18th century Chinese mysteries Jade...

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    • The White Mirror

    • Li Du Novels (Volume 2)
      Elsa Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • In The White Mirror, the follow-up to Elsa Hart’s critically acclaimed debut, Jade Dragon Mountain, Li Du, an imperial librarian and former exile in 18th century China, is now...

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  • Jade Dragon Mountain
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    • Jade Dragon Mountain

    • Li Du Novels (Volume 1)
      Elsa Hart
      St. Martin's Publishing Group

    • In Elsa Hart's stunning debut, an exiled librarian traveling through the 18th-century Chinese/Tibetan borderlands must learn the truth about a Jesuit priest's death before the Emperor arrives

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Elsa Hart

ELSA HART was born in Rome, Italy, but her earliest memories are of Moscow, where her family lived until 1991. Since then she has lived in the Czech Republic, the USA, and China. She earned a BA from Swarthmore College and a JD from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. She wrote Jade Dragon Mountain, the first of the Li Du novels, in Lijiang, the city that has grown up around the old town of Dayan.

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