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Old 06-15-2002, 11:43 PM
Krisfer the Cat is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Behind the Zion Curtain
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Barry Hughart's Master Li and Number Ten Ox series is afntastic. More humerous than a "true" historical portrayal, but full of mythology and magic.

Bridge of Birds
Story of the Stone
Eight Skilled Gentlemen

Barbara Hambly has a really good mystery set in the early 1800's in New Orleans, just afeter the US bought it from France:
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