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"Masterful." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on The Cloud Pavilion"An exercise in pure entertainment." --The Washington Post on The Fire Kimono"[Rowland's] Japan is a mix of Kabuki theater-like stylized formality, palace intrigue, and physical action that would do a martial arts movie proud." --The New Orleans Times-Picayune on The Snow Empress"Sano may carry a sword and wear a kimono, but you'll immediately recognize him as an ancestor of Philip Marlowe or Sam Spade." --The Denver Post
THE RONIN'S MISTRESS by Laura Joh RowlandKirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of THE RONIN'S MISTRESS . A veteran Japanese sleuth endangers himself to solve a tantalizing samurai murder mystery.- Kirkus Reviews
LAURA JOH ROWLAND is the author of fourteen previous Sano Ichiro mysteries. The Fire Kimono was named one of the Wall Street Journal's "Five Best Historical Mystery Novels"; and The Snow Empress and The Cloud Pavilion, were among Publishers Weekly's Best Mysteries of the Year. She lives in New York City.
Laura Joh Rowland