The judge, as always, had carried out his task. He passed judgement. And, having concluded his task, he went on his way.
what a fun story! a light but clever vampire mystery that caught me off-guard in the most delightful way. i’m not sure if this has any connection to robert van gulik’s judge dee mysteries, because i haven’t read them, so any references would have been lost on me, but it’s got definite sherlock vibes—if sherlock were a vampire and watson his hongry hongry human sidekick. apparently there are more tales about this pair to come, and i hope those will also appear on the tor site, otherwise i’m likely to miss them. but maybe a kindly samaritan will point me towards them if they don’t. MY kindly samaritan deed for the day is suggesting you read this charming tale, featuring ANOTHER excellent red nose studio “cover.”
read it for yourself here: