The Red Palace

  • Type: Books
  • By: June Hur
  • Age Category: Teens
  • Genre: Mystery & Suspense
  • Recommended by: Eyal S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781250800558
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A captivating mystery set in 18th century Korea

When a group of women is murdered, rumors fly accusing the Crown Prince of their deaths and the police are quick to find an alternative scapegoat, in the person of Nurse Baek-Hyeon’s mentor. Determined to prove her mentor’s innocence, Hyeon begins her own investigation in partnership with the newest police inspector, Seo Eojin. Hampered on all sides by political considerations, a stubborn police commander, and threats of royal displeasure, Hyeon and Eojin have just ten days to solve the case. 
June Hur’s third mystery set in historical Korea is just as twisty and plot-driven as her first two (The Forest of Stolen Girls, and The Silence of Bones). Hur is skilled in building the world of 18th century Korea up in front of her readers’ eyes, while still creating an intense mystery for us to solve.