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Perfumed Sleeve

By: LAURA JOH ROWLAND

Price: $3.50

Publisher: St Martins Pr: April 2005

Seller ID: 217

ISBN: 0312992084

Condition: Used - Good


Sano Ichiro, Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People is faced with his most challenging case when he investigates the death of Senior Elder Makino, the shogun's most trusted adviser. There is only one puzzling clue-a torn, perfumed sleeve of a kimono. Under the watchful eyes of the shogun's cousin, Lord Matsudaira, and the shogun's second-in-command, Chamberlain Yanagisaw, Sano moves with caution. For each is eager to implicate the other in Makino's death. But Sano must determine whether the death was indeed murder, and if so, whether it was motivated by politics, love, o... View more info

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The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria (Sano Ichiro Novels)

By: Laura Joh Rowland

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Minotaur: April 2002

Seller ID: 1021

ISBN: 0312282621

Condition: Used - Good


In the carefully ordered world of seventeenth-century Japan, the Yoshiwara pleasure quarter is a place where men of all classes can drink, revel, and enjoy the favors of beautiful courtesans. But on a cold winter's dawn, Sano Ichiro--the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People--must visit Yoshiwara on a most unpleasant mission. Within a house of assignation reserved for the wealthiest, most prominent men, a terrible murder has occurred. In a room that reeks of liquor and sex, the shogun's cousin and heir, Lord Mitsuyoshi, lies dead, a flowered hairpin embedde... View more info

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The Snow Empress: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels)

By: Laura Joh Rowland

Price: $3.50

Publisher: Minotaur Books: November 2008

Seller ID: 6501

ISBN: 0312945353

Condition: Used - Good


Japan, 1699: On a moonlit night on the northern frontier island of Ezogashima, a woman is running through the forest when an arrow strikes her dead. Meanwhile, in the city of Edo, the young son of Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to power in the shogun's court, vanishes during a moon-watching festival. When one of Sano's political rivals hints that the boy was kidnapped--and may be in Ezogashima--he and his wife, Reiko, begin a desperate journey to find their son...only to discover that the local ruler, Lord Matsumae, is holding the entire province hostage for another crime: Th... View more info

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Black Lotus (Sano Ichiro Mysteries)

By: Laura Joh Rowland

Price: $3.50

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks: March 2002

Seller ID: 66392

ISBN: 0312979584

Condition: Used - Good


When veteran samurai-detective Sano Ichiro, the most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People, is called on to investigate the burning of a cottage belonging to the Black Lotus Temple, he makes a shocking discovery. The three victim of the blaze did not die in the fire, but were brutally murdered before the fire even began. With a triple homicide on his hands, Sano's search for a killer leads him to Haru, an orphan girl found at the scene of the crime. But Sano's wife, Reiko, investigating the case against Sano's wishes, is convinced of Haru's innocence. Reiko's investigation l... View more info

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Shinju

By: Laura Joh Rowland

Price: $3.00

Publisher: HarperTorch: March 1996

Seller ID: 90920

ISBN: 0061009504

Condition: Used - Good


When beautiful, wealthy Yukiko and low-born artist Noriyoshi are found drowned together in a shinju, or ritual double suicide, everyone believes the culprit was forbidden love. Everyone but newly appointed yoriki Sano Ichiro.Despite the official verdict and warnings from his superiors, the shogun's Most Honorable Investigator of Events, Situations, and People suspects the deaths weren't just a tragedy -- they were murder. Risking his family's good name and his own life, Sano will search for a killer across every level of society -- determined to find answers to a mystery no one wants sol... View more info

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The Assassin's Touch: A Thriller (Sano Ichiro Novels)

By: Laura Joh Rowland

Price: $3.50

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks: October 2006

Seller ID: 48449

ISBN: 0312992092

Condition: Used - Good


It is a lost art, passed down by the ancients in great secrecy: "Dim-mak." It is death, by the lightest touch of a finger."" Sano Ichiro, tenuous in the new regime as the shogun's second-in-command, does not have the luxury of skepticism?another senior official is dead, a fingerprint lightly glazed into his skin. Sano's wife Reiko has an investigation of her own: a beautiful, proud, and hopelessly poor woman has confessed to murdering her family. Yet the pieces do not fit, and as Reiko looks deeper into the woman's life as a "hinin"?a moral outcast, shunned by the world?inexplicable connec... View more info