Synopsis: Set in the Tang Dynasty, Ran Yu is a noblewoman who becomes interested in forensic science after her Mother’s mysterious suicide and begins to solve murder cases. She meets a judicial official and an assassin by chance and finds true love through the course of searching for the truth.
- Hearing what’s in the wind: It’s the chinese equivalent to hear through the grapevine
- Releasing the wind: starting the rumor
- To become cooked rice from uncooked rice: to do something that cannot be undone
- Not shed tears until you see the coffin: carrying up the act because you think there is no evidence
- Lv Bu: One of the greatest military generals and warlords in Chinese living history.
- The red hare: the famous prized horse owned by Lv Bu. In the novel the romance of the 3 kingdoms (it’s not a book about romance at all), it has been described as a horse that could travel 1000 Li (chinese mile) per day and could cross mountains and rivers.
- Only left with storms that weather life away: This is from an allegorical poem about a woman who has lost the love of her life using the weather as metaphors to describe what she’s going through
- chinese honeylocust and Atractylodes: chinese herbs used to get rid of the decomposing smell of the body
- Swamp gas: Gas found in the bogs/ marshlands that contains compounds like methane/ hydrogen sulfide/ carbon dioxide produced anaerobic digestion and fermentation (digestion without oxygen) of dead plant and animal material. Can cause stuff such as fires.
- Dogs in desperation will jump it’s wall: Chinese saying that when someone is cornered into desperation they will do anything to get out of the situation, even reckless moves.