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The Snow Empress
The Snow Empress

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

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...

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The Dragon King's Palace
The Dragon King's Palace

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

On a whim of the shogun's mother, a procession has left the sweltering heat of Edo, bound for the cooler climate of Mount Fuji. Among her traveling companions are Reiko, the beautiful wife of Sano...

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The Assassin's Touch
The Assassin's Touch

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

May 1695. During a horse race at Edo Castle the chief of the shogun’s intelligence service, Ejima Senzaemon, drops dead as his horse gallops across the finish line—the fourth in a recent...

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The Iris Fan
The Iris Fan

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

Japan, 1709. The shogun is old and ailing. Amid the ever-treacherous intrigue in the court, Sano Ichirō has been demoted from chamberlain to a lowly patrol guard. His relationship...

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The Shogun's Daughter
The Shogun's Daughter

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

Japan, 1704.  In an elegant mansion a young woman named Tsuruhime lies on her deathbed, attended by her nurse.  Smallpox pustules cover her face.  Incense burns, to banish the...

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The Incense Game
The Incense Game

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

Winner of RT Magazine's Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical MysteryIn the wake of a terrifying earthquake, Sano Ichirō races to solve a crime that...

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The Ronin's Mistress
The Ronin's Mistress

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

The Ronin's Mistress is a brilliant new twist on the fabled tale of the 47 Ronin, from Laura Joh Rowland--an author with "a painter's eye for the minutiae of court life [and]...

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The Cloud Pavilion
The Cloud Pavilion

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

Japan, 1701. A woman is brutally attacked within a bamboo prison as clouds swirl around her head. Meanwhile, at Edo Castle, samurai detective turned chamberlain Sano Ichiro is suspicious of...

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The Fire Kimono
The Fire Kimono

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

Japan, March 1700. Near a Shinto shrine in the hills, a windstorm knocks down a tree to uncover a human skeleton, long buried and forgotten. Meanwhile, in the nearby city of Edo, troops...

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Red Chrysanthemum
Red Chrysanthemum

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

July 1698. Sano Ichiro, the samurai detective who has risen to become the shogun's second-in-command, is investigating rumors of a plot to overthrow the ruling regime. When the investigation...

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The Concubine's Tattoo
The Concubine's Tattoo

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

A richly crafted novel set in seventeenth-century Japan, The Concubine's Tattoo unfolds with all the excitement of a superb murder mystery and a sweeping, sensuous portrait of an exotic...

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The Perfumed Sleeve
The Perfumed Sleeve

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

November 1694. The streets of Edo are erupting in violence as two factions struggle for control over the ruling Tokugawa regime. One is led by the shogun's cousin, Lord Matsudaira, and the other...

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The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria
The Pillow Book of Lady Wisteria

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

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...

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Black Lotus
Black Lotus

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

In September of 1693, the Black Lotus Temple, spiritual center for hundreds of Buddhist nuns, monks, priests, and orphans, is burned to the ground leaving three dead and one orphan running for...

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The Samurai's Wife
The Samurai's Wife

Sano Ichiro Novels

Laura Joh Rowland

St. Martin's Press

Far from the Shogun's court at Edo, Most Honorable Investigator Sano Ichiro begins the most challenging case of his career. Upon the insistence of his strong-willed and beautiful wife Reiko,...

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